Marvel Studios is certainly not wasting any time and trying to move quickly on securing their female lead/love interest for there follow-up to CAPTAIN AMERICA, now titled: The Winter Soldier, and they may have finally narrowed their search down to three candidates for the slot.
According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Anna Kendrick is the front runner on the short list right now. Right behind her though are “LIKE CRAZY’s” Felicity Jones and in the last slot, Imogen Poots from last year’s “FRIGHT NIGHT” remake, who is currently working with Terrence Malick on his most recent film,”KNIGHT OF CUPS”.
So which Marvel character is up for grabs at this point to seamlessly make a transition into Phase Two of the Marvel Movie Universe?
Well Billy Donnelly from the always candid, Ain’t It Cool News is saying that his sources told him not to be surprised if the Russo Bros. have the introduction of Sharon Carter/Agent 13 lined up for “CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER”. Agent Carter was the niece of Peggy Carter and also an ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. field agent for Nick Fury. She also was Steve Roger’s girlfriend from time to time, so add all these elements up and not only do they make for a strong female character to help front CAPTAIN AMERICA #2, but it’s an expansion of the Marvel Movie Universe that can be incorporated into the next big ultimate goal – “THE AVENGERS 2″.
Kendrick has yet to break through as a lead actress thus far, doing all of her best work in supporting roles . . . . but this would be a fantastic opportunity to take her career up a notch or two, and, while I really dug Jones performance in “LIKE CRAZY”, I’m a big Anna Kendrick fan who’d definitely like to see her take on something as cool as this big budget Marvel project.