It’s lonely in the future for Captain America, aka Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), so Marvel has reportedly added a new love interest for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Details are scarce as to the actual character and whether or not she’ll appear in future Marvel movies, as the studio has a habit of signing talent to multi-picture deals. What is known is that the role is hotly contested, with some of today’s top female talent vying for it. Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Alison Brie (Community) and Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) are in the mix. Hit the jump to see who else is competing for Rogers’ affections and to see what Marvel character might make a cameo appearance in the Cap sequel.
Earlier today, Collider got the opportunity to speak with Chris Evans by phone, on behalf of his new drama Puncture (opening in theaters on September 23rd). The film centers on a talented young Houston lawyer and functioning drug addict (played by Evans) who decides to take on a case that reveals a health care and pharmaceutical conspiracy that could cost the lives of health care workers and nurses throughout the country.
While we’ll run that portion of the interview next week, we did want to let you know what he had to say about his current work as Captain America in The Avengers, what it’s like to shoot on the streets of New York with all of the chaotic attention they get, that there’s no official word yet on when Captain America 2 will start shooting, and how he currently has so much on his plate that he’s just trying to live moment-to-moment. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
With Captain America: The First Avenger arriving in theaters next weekend, I spent most of yesterday interviewing the cast and filmmakers. As I said in the intro to my Chris Evans interview, I absolutely loved this movie and think everyone involved did an amazing job bringing Captain America to life. Trust me, if you were nervous about Chris Evans as Cap, or that Marvel couldn’t make a period piece, you’re going to be blown away next weekend.
Of course no movie can work without a great script, so credit needs to be given to screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. And I’m not alone in thinking their script was solid, as a few months ago we reported they’d been hired to write the sequel. So when I sat down with them for an exclusive interview yesterday, they talked about how they got the job, how much input did they have in the story or did Marvel come up with the major plot points, the Easter Eggs, the challenge of making the movie fit into the Marvel universe, and we spent a ton of time discussing the sequel. Hit the jump to watch.