Captain America 2 casts female lead with a taste for revenge

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Feb 2, 2013, 1:21 PM EST (Updated)

Chris Evans has found his new leading lady. According to Deadline, when he returns for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he'll be sharing scenes with Emily VanCamp. The actress is currently causing a stir on television as the star of ABC's Revenge. She beat out tough competition including Anna Kendrick, Felicity Jones and Imogen Poots. 

In the initial report, it doesn't clarify what character VanCamp will play. It just cites her as the "female lead." But we assume Sharon Carter, the niece of Peggy (Hayley Atwell), would fit the bill. Aside from her headlining gig on Revenge, VanCamp previously appeared as a regular on the defunct series Brothers & Sisters and Everwood.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier co-stars Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson and Toby Jones.

The film hits theaters April 4, 2014, and is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo.

(via Deadline)