Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has finally found its female lead. Emily VanCamp has been picked to fill the coveted spot in the superhero movie about Steve Rogers, Deadline reports
The leading lady role allegedly will be Sharon Carter, Peggy’s sister who was later retconned to be her niece. Hayley Atwell, who played Rogers’ lover Peggy Carter in the first movie, had confirmed that she would not return to the sequel, adding fuel to speculations that there will be a new love interest for the protagonist.
The Iceman is a drama thriller film based on the life of notorious Mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski. It was released in 2012 at the Venice Film Festival and stars Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans and Ray Liotta. The Iceman premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. It also screened at the Telluride Film Festival in 2012.
Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures Marvel’s The Avengers — the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
Opening May 4, The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as the Incredible Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson, Cobie Smulders as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill and Stellan Skarsgård as Dr. Selvig.
Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger charged strong out of the gate last night, grossing $4 million in its midnight debut at 2,000 theaters.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, that’s the best midnight haul of any superhero movie this summer, placing director Joe Johnston’s action-adventure ahead of Fox’s X-Men: First Class ($3.4 million), Warner Bros.’ Green Lantern ($3.35 million) and Marvel’s Thor ($3.25 million).
Distributor Paramount Pictures projects Captain America will open somewhere between First Class‘ $55.1 million and Thor‘s $65 million.
The film, which received early screenings Thursday at Comic-Con International in San Diego, boasts a 71-percent “fresh” rating among critics at Rotten Tomatoes, and 86 percent among the website’s users. Comic Book Resources called Captain America “a fun, pleasant romp through the pulp world of the 1940s” that nonetheless “lacks the energetic spark that imbues the world of Thor and X-Men.”
Captain America: The First Avenger stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Stanley Tucci, Richard Armitage, Natalie Dormer, Neal McDonough and Samuel L. Jackson.