Marvel Studios is gearing up for the superhero sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which goes into production after Thor: The Dark World wraps later this year. The studio is currently searching for the female lead, with Anna Kendrick (End of Watch), Felicity Jones (Like Crazy), and Imogen Poots (Fright Night) being considered as the front runners.

No further details were released about this new female character. Chris Evans is slated to return as Steve Rogers/Captain America. We reported last month that Anthony Mackie signed on to star as The Falcon. Samuel L. Jackson is expected to return as Nick Fury, while Sebastian Stan returns as Bucky Barnes, who transforms into the title villain The Winter Soldier.

Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are directing from a screenplay by Captain America: The First Avenger scribes Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

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