Captain America: The Winter Soldier auditioning love interests

Having been cast adrift in the future, separated by many years from his forces sweetheart Peggy Carter, life is lonely for poor old Captain America, Steve Rogers. Fortunately for him however, there’s a new love interest on the cards.

According to Deadline , Marvel are set to add a new female lead to Captain America: The Winter Soldier , somebody Rodgers can bond with in his new contemporary setting.

The studio has apparently assembled a shortlist of top female talent, with Imogen Poots, Teresa Palmer, Emilia Clarke, Alison Brie and Downton Abbey ’s Jessica Brown Findlay set to battle it out for the part.

Meanwhile, as an added bonus, Deadline also reports that Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow will be making a cameo appearance. How exactly her character will fit in remains to be seen, but it’s welcome news nonetheless.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and starring Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will open in the UK on 4 April 2014.