Captain America's Girlfriend Has Been Cast

Posted by No_name_here (1223 posts) - - Show Bio

Emily Blunt, Keira Knightly and Alice Eve were all in the running for a while… and the dark horse who entered at the very end won the role. By the Hollywood Reporter's reckoning, Hayley Atwell is playing Captain America’s war time girlfriend, and British intelligence agent, Peggy Carter. The projects she’s been that are probably most relevant to genre fans are a stint on DOCTOR WHO and her role as “415” in THE PRISONER re-make mini-series from last year that also starred Ian “ Magneto” McKellan.

What do I think of this casting? I honestly don’t know.  Seeing as how she’s an “unknown”, I haven’t actually seen anything she’s been in, so I can’t vouch for her acting abilities, at all. She certainly looks pretty.  It’s kind of amusing to see that there’s been this much hullaballoo about a character most fans haven’t even heard of. Steve Rogers hasn’t exactly had a steady girl over the years like Spidey and Supes have. Although, again… I’ll reiterate my agreement with the theory put forth from this very community that Ms. Atwell has probably signed on to play Sharon Carter in any of the follow-ups to THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA. Originally, Sharon was supposed to be the (much) younger sister, and spitting image, of Peggy in the comics.  So, Steve’s relationship with her was something of a metaphoric continuation of his relationship with Peggy.  Subsequent retcons have turned Sharon into Peggy’s niece or grand-niece, or something.  I wouldn’t be too surprised to see her popping up in the comics, now, with somebody finally coming along and sorting out a new, official retcon.

I suppose I’d ask what you, the identically-featured Comic Vine community think of Atwell’s casting. However, I’m more interested in your opinions on whether it’s “weird” or “creepy” for a man to date his old girlfriend’s younger sister/niece/granddaughter, even if being frozen in ice factors into the equation.

-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia. Pre-order the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover now on Amazon.com.

 
#1 Posted by Jordanstine (907 posts) - - Show Bio

To be honest... if Marvel Studios does the chemistry right, I think Cap's female relationsh can be a lot more insterestingly entertaining (due to the complications) than Superman's and maybe even rival MJ and Spider-man
 
#2 Posted by leokearon (1790 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder if she will also play Sharon, since they are supposed to look very similar?
#3 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope this is supposed to be Sharon Carter and not someone they just made up....

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#4 Posted by Captain13 (3322 posts) - - Show Bio

Didn't Steve date Gail Richards during WWII?

#5 Posted by Green ankh (998 posts) - - Show Bio

AWSOME !!
#6 Posted by Moomin123 (2205 posts) - - Show Bio

She'll do.
#7 Posted by NightFang (9985 posts) - - Show Bio
@Moomin123 said:
" She'll do. "
             It's because she British isn't it!?
#8 Posted by Bleeding Gums (4 posts) - - Show Bio

This is great news!! They are doing a bang up job casting this movie!! Can't wait till this flick drops!
#9 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2727 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro: 
 
Think she's supposed to be a Sharons mum or grandma maybe.
#10 Posted by StrangerXL (211 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gylan Thomas & Vance Astro:      

In original 616 continuity, Margaret "Peggy" Carter was Sharon Carter's older sister, who as a teenager joined the French Resistence during WWII to fight the Nazis.  That's how she met Captain America and they had a brief romance, which ended due to Cap always being on the go on various missions.  Moviewise they probably will have her turn out to be Sharon Carter's grandmother when Steve Roger re-appears in the present.
#11 Posted by Silverwolf (16 posts) - - Show Bio

Seen her a few times in some films and on stage in London. She's quite good and will do an excellent job, I'm sure, with this character I've never heard of.

#12 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio
@StrangerXL said:
" @Gylan Thomas & Vance Astro:      In original 616 continuity, Margaret "Peggy" Carter was Sharon Carter's older sister, who as a teenager joined the French Resistence during WWII to fight the Nazis.  That's how she met Captain America and they had a brief romance, which ended due to Cap always being on the go on various missions.  Moviewise they probably will have her turn out to be Sharon Carter's grandmother when Steve Roger re-appears in the present. "
i'm aware of this but they should skip Peggy and go straight to Sharon.They seem to try to modernize all of the other characters.They can do the same for Cap.Sharon is important to his storyline.More so than Peggy.
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#13 Posted by StrangerXL (211 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro said:
i'm aware of this but they should skip Peggy and go straight to Sharon.They seem to try to modernize all of the other characters.They can do the same for Cap.Sharon is important to his storyline.More so than Peggy. "
Hold on a minute!!  What???  Huh???   Never mind.  I get it now.   Looking at your current avatar , I'm guesing you must be one of the "Everything Now" Club.  Taking a shot in the dark here but, you are someone who got into reading comics about five to ten years ago, became very knowledgeable in terms of everything going on comicwise within that specific time frame, so from your viewpoint that's all relevant, but everything that happened outside of the time that you personally got into comics is irrelevant?   So you if had your way it would be what precisely?  Bucky Barnes as Captain America not Steve Rogers?   Steve Rogers in his newly unvealed maskless costume?   What should be "modernized" in your opinion for a Captain America movie that takes place during World War II?    I'm honestly curious as to what ideas you have in mind that you think would benefit a Captain America movie set in that time period. Seriously.  I would like to hear your ideas please.  Unless of course you think it should be set in the present day.  And if so, I still would like to hear your ideas for that circumstance as well.  Go!!
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@StrangerXL said:

Hold on a minute!!  What???  Huh???   Never mind.  I get it now.   Looking at your current avatar , I'm guesing you must be one of the "Everything Now" Club.  Taking a shot in the dark here but, you are someone who got into reading comics about five to ten years ago, became very knowledgeable in terms of everything going on comicwise within that specific time frame, so from your viewpoint that's all relevant, but everything that happened outside of the time that you personally got into comics is irrelevant?   So you if had your way it would be what precisely?  Bucky Barnes as Captain America not Steve Rogers?   Steve Rogers in his newly unvealed maskless costume?   What should be "modernized" in your opinion for a Captain America movie that takes place during World War II?    I'm honestly curious as to what ideas you have in mind that you think would benefit a Captain America movie set in that time period. Seriously.  I would like to hear your ideas please.  Unless of course you think it should be set in the present day.  And if so, I still would like to hear your ideas for that circumstance as well.  Go!! "

I'm someone who has read the majority of Cap's titles and i'm not an everything right now kind of guy.Actually when I saw X-men I was wondering why they didn't start with the original X-men..Cyclops,Beast,Marvel Girl,Angel,and Iceman.However I don't know how many Cap movies there are going to be so I would say..skip to all of the important stuff.I don't want Bucky as Cap in the movie.I'm expecting them to spend an extended period of time on his past.I had no idea when I made my last post that the movie itself is set in WWII.It is a big part of Cap's life and story but if you're calling it the first Avenger and this is supposed to be leading INTO the year 2000 beyond Avengers.Why would the ENTIRE movie be set in the late 30's\Mid-40's. What is also a big part of Steve's story is the whole "coping with his past life being over" thing. Realizing the girl he loved had grown old, taking in the fact that Bucky didn't make it etc. IMO it would be better to have him meet Sharon and flashback to Peggy if the movie were set in present day when he's already Cap.I obviously haven't been paying attention to what direction they were going with the story but I thought it was going to be kind of like Wolverine.How like most of his past was a montage but he relived it by flashbacks.
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#15 Posted by StrangerXL (211 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro Said: 
 
Why would the ENTIRE movie be set in the  late 30's\Mid-40's.  What is also a big part of Steve's story is the whole "coping with his past life being over" thing.
 
 
That's exactly the reason why they are setting the majority of the film in the late 30's thru the mid 40's. The same reason they are setting a good portion of the Thor film in Asgard.  It establishes exactly who the character is and why they do what they do.  You have to remember, although the movie audience will largely be comic fans who more are less know what the deal is with Captain America, you also will have an equally large portion of  non comic readers in the audience that do not know a thing about the character other than he's a patriotic themed super hero.  By not setting up the proper background with Steve Rogers before he became Cap, what he went through to become Cap, how he embodied/inspired  what "ideally" makes America great when he's in costume and the battles/threats he fought during WWII, it would lessen the effect of establishing why he would be revered by the majority of people he would encounter present day. The audience should see and "live through" what he went through back at that point in his life to identify with him.  In that way when he is in the present and going through his whole "man out of his time" issues, the audience understands better what he has lost and how he would feel rather that saying "Dude, you can't rewind time, just get over it. Move on!!"  I don't think  having him at the onset in the present and showing all of his past experience through flashbacks would have the same effect.
#16 Posted by pimpdenz (13 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmmm? Me fighting a war while my future girlfriend is still wearing a diapers? Eeew! 

#17 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4770 posts) - - Show Bio

NOOOOO it should have been JESSICA 
 

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#18 Posted by jimmyziogas (88 posts) - - Show Bio

I was hoping Chris Evans was the girlfriend.  He is no Captain America.  They need someone else.  Anyone else.  Jokester dork does not cut it in my book.  Any by the way, Alba was terrible as the invisible woman, she is a terrible actress.  Sue storm was a natural blonde too.  F chris evans

#19 Posted by PowerHerc (83366 posts) - - Show Bio

She looks like a good choice.  Guess we'll find out.
#20 Posted by hydrabob (14977 posts) - - Show Bio

if only they did Natalie Portman then Cap and Thor could fight over her

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