Heat Vision reports that British actress Hayley Atwell will play the part of Peggy Carter, a French Resistance fighter that hooks up with Steve Rogers (Captain America) and his team of Invaders during World War II.
Luckily for us all, the casting process to pick the right Peggy wasn’t nearly as convoluted and lengthy as it was with picking who’d play Captain America. You may not know Atwell yet, but this role were certainly bring her into the world’s spotlight. She can be seen in "The Prisoner" TV series and next in the "Pillars of Earth" miniseries. Atwell also had roles in The Duchess and "Cassandra’s Dream."
The sad part about the role: it may be a one-off for the actress as Carter wouldn't make it past the WWII-portion of the film, since Cap' is expected to be frozen and resuscitated in present day.
While I've never heard of Atwell before, the cast for "Captain America" is certainly shaping up, that's for sure. Whether there will be any new major additions in the coming weeks remains to be seen.
Hayley Atwell joins Chris Evans as Captain America, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes and Hugo Weaving as the villainous Red Skull. Are you happy with Hayley Atwell playing Peggy Carter?
"The First Avenger: Captain America" will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe which is when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.
The film hits theaters July 22, 2011.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: Screen Rant, First Showing, MTV News, UGO Movie Blog, Rope of Silicon