In a recent interview with TimeOut.com, actress Haley Atwell has confirmed that she will not be returning as Peggy Carter in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The production is instead still searching for a female lead, with Peggy’s niece Sharon Carter being considered as the most likely replacement for Atwell’s character.
No casting details have been released yet, but a few names are already being bandied about as being possible cast members of the sequel. The list of names include Anna Kendrick, Allison Brie, Felicity Jones, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier follows the recently-thawed Steve Rogers as he tries to adjust to modern-day America, while also dealing with a new enemy in the form of a brainwashed Russian assassin straight from his past.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and co-starring Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is slated to open in the UK on April 4, 2014.