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Black Widow To Share The Lead Role In Captain America: The Winter Soldier?

My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

We got some revealing information from the summary of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. over the weekend, now it’s Captain America’s turn! Find out what kind of role Black Widow will play in the sequel film, a few casting confirmations plus, we’ve got our first official shot from the The Winter Soldier after the jump as well. 

Marvel Entertainment has started production on the long-awaited Captain America: The Winter Soldier and sent out a synopsis and teaser photo to celebrate.

Following in the footsteps of the record-breaking Marvel Studios’ release, “Marvel’s The Avengers,” production on the highly anticipated release, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has commenced in Los Angeles, Calif., with production also including locations in Cleveland, Ohio, and Washington D.C. Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (“Welcome to Collinwood”) from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) & Stephen McFeely (“Captain America: The First Avenger”). Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” returns Chris Evans (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 2”) as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 2”) as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is set for release in the U.S. on April 4, 2014.

We basically knew all that, but here’s where the interesting bit comes in.

“‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ will pick-up where ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.”

So, this movie is going to be Johansson and Evans kicking ass together? Awesome. There’s more good news.

The summary went on to confirm Hayley Atwell’s return as Peggy Carter, which was previously suggested. Though in what capacity, we’re still not absolutely sure (most likely flashbacks). They also named Emily VanCamp as Agent 13, the alias of Sharon Carter.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be released April 4, 2014.

(via Collider)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."