The big news out of Hollywood today was that Hayley Atwell has been cast to play Captain Americas love interest. Atwell is playing the British love interest opposite Chris Evans, who portrays Steve Rogers/Captain America in the Joe Johnston-directed movie.
Marvel conducted an extensive search for the part, with Emily Blunt and Keira Knightley among the names in the mix at one point. Atwell clinched the role after screen testing in London last week.
Sebastian Stan is cast as Captain America’s sidekick, Bucky Barnes while Hugo Weaving is still in negotiations to play the villainous Red Skull.
Earlier today it was reported that ‘Iron Man 2′ will feature very brief cameos from Captain America and Thor (although Thor can be seen getting his mugshot in this clip), and yesterday it came out that ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ creator Joss Whedon will direct ‘The Avengers’ gfest