Hayley Atwell has been rather coy over whether she will be returning as Peggy Carter in
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
, but a recent interview with
confirms that she will not.
Instead, the production is still thought to be searching for its female lead, with Peggy’s younger sister Sharon Carter thought to be a likely replacement for Atwell’s character.
No casting has been confirmed as yet, but Anna Kendrick, Felicity Jones, Allison Brie and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have all been linked with a role in the film.
The sequel will find Steve Rodgers struggling to adjust to life in modern-day America, while also pitched into battle with his old pal Bucky Barnes, now reinvented as a brainwashed Russian assassin.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and co-starring Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will open in the UK on 4 April 2014.