An interesting piece of casting rumour came out this week regarding the female lead in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (At this point I regret not taking acting seriously.) No character names have been mentioned officially but everybody is pretty much assuming that the character will be Sharon Carter. In the comics she originally started out as Peggy Carter‘s younger sister but she became Peggy’s neice due to timeline issues…less weird. Slightly. She was brought up on her aunt Peggy’s stories of World War Two and her relationship with Steve Rogers – the fighting side of WWII inspired her to join SHIELD. The involvement with SHIELD was how she and Rogers met in the comics and as it has been stated that Rogers will be working with SHIELD in The Winter Soldier (with a possible Black Widow cameo *squee*) this seems even more plausible. (I’m still hoping the waitress from The Avengers stays away. DTSFT know how I feel about her.)
Personally, I’m concerned how anyone can live up to this:
but they can give it their best shot.
So first possible is Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones. Otherwise known as Emilia Clarke.
Then there’s Lady Sybil Branson née Crawley from Downton Abbey. Or Jessica Brown Findlay.
Annie Edison from Community. (I’m ashamed to say I’ve never watched.) Alison Brie.
(I have greater hopes for the first three. Clearly.)
P.S. I’m sorry about the squee. I’m a little ashamed of myself.