Marvel Studios is testing for an as-yet undisclosed female role in 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, said to be a love interest for Chris Evans' Steve Rogers/Captain America.
Deadline reports that five actresses are being considered: Emelia Clarke from Games of Thrones (pictured above in character as Daenerys Targaryen), Alison Brie (who has worked with Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo on Community), Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay, I Am Number Four's Teresa Palmer and Fright Night's Imogen Poots. Though the role hasn't been confirmed, it's been speculated that it could be Sharon Carter, following the role that Peggy Carter played in the first film.
The same report states that Scarlett Johansson may reprise her role of Black Widow in the film, which would seem to be a natural fit given the character's connection to the Winter Soldier in the comic books.
Also, it's been announced that Captain America: The Winter Soldier will film partly in Cleveland. Press release follows below.
CLEVELAND, OH – (Sept. 28, 2012) The Greater Cleveland Film
Commission today announced that Marvel Studios will film portions of Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier in Cleveland, Ohio. Set for release by The Walt Disney Studios in 2014, the movie is a sequel to the 2011 hit Captain America: The First Avenger starring Chris Evans. Marvel Studios will film stage work for the production in the studio’s home state of California.
Filming for Captain America: The Winter Soldier is scheduled to begin next year. This film projectfollows on the heels of Marvel Studio’s 2012 blockbuster Marvel’s The Avengers,
which filmed in several locations throughout Ohio in 2011, broke a
number of box office records, and was the fastest film ever to gross $1
billion in sales worldwide.
“Marvel is pleased to return to Ohio, this time with our Captain America: The Winter Soldier
production. The location, talent and people of Ohio are sure to benefit
our film, and we look forward to beginning production,” said Louis
D’Esposito, Co-President, Marvel Studios.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will pick up where Marvel’s The Avengers
leaves off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern
world. The film will be directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo,
Cleveland natives whose credits include the movie Welcome to Collinwood, the Fox TV series Arrested Development, and the NBC TV series Community.
The Greater Cleveland Film Commission was in talks with Marvel
Studios for weeks, sharing information about Ohio’s physical assets and
helping them learn about the benefits of filming in Ohio — including the
recently expanded Ohio Motion Picture Tax Incentive.
In June, the State of Ohio expanded the Ohio Motion Picture Tax
Incentive, a critical tool for strengthening Ohio’s growing film
industry and creating jobs for Ohioans. The tax incentive provides for a
refundable credit against the corporation franchise or income tax for
motion pictures produced in Ohio.
“We’re thrilled that Marvel Studios is bringing another major motion
picture project to Cleveland, and we’re committed to showing them the
very best our region has to offer,” said Ivan Schwarz, executive
director of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission. “We proved with the
filming of Marvel’s The Avengers that Cleveland has the talent,
architecture and amazing locations that will provide filmmakers
everything they need to ensure a successful filming experience, and the
economic impact of this new project can’t be denied. Filming will create
a number of jobs for Ohioans and will give our region another chance to
demonstrate how skilled, professional and dedicated our workforce truly
is. We especially appreciate Governor Kasich and the Ohio Film Office
for their support and timely approval of these exciting opportunities.”
The Greater Cleveland Film Commission is committed to building a
year-round, sustainable statewide film industry through job creation,
workforce development, and attracting media production.
Frank G. Jackson, Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, stated, “We are thrilled to host Marvel and the filming of Captain America: The Winter Soldier
in 2013. We have worked diligently with the Greater Cleveland Film
Commission to make our city an attractive location for films of all
sizes. Marvel’s return to Cleveland shows we can provide a film-friendly
atmosphere that will ultimately lead to a permanent presence of the
film industry in Northeast Ohio.”
About 1,143 full-time equivalent Ohio jobs and $35.5 million in
household income are estimated to have been credited to the 27 projects
that took advantage of the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit since its 2009
inception, and the tax incentive returns $1.20 into the Ohio economy
for every $1 invested by the incentive, according to a Cleveland State
University study released earlier this year.
“We are thrilled that Cuyahoga County is being seen as a destination
for filmmakers,” said Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald. “The
resources that we have to offer, including our skilled workforce, makes
our region a natural fit for the film industry. Projects like this means
jobs and economic development for Cuyahoga County.”