Captain America: The Winter Soldier will have Chris Evans' Steve Rogers/Captain America enduring an awkward reunion with his unfrozen brainwashed buddy in the titular Winter Soldier played by Sebastian Stan next summer. However, it seems that will not be the film's only head-scratching homecoming. Cap's love interest in the badass British bombshell, Peggy Carter is confirmed to be back. While one would think that means the present-set piece would have her either as part of a flashback scene or as an aged version of Steve's lost love, actress, Hayley Atwell confirms she will have multiple fight scenes in the film! -- Wha?...
While it was generally believed that the "flashback" option was the only feasible explanation for Atwell's return in the film, the actress would reveal in a recent interview with Metro (in a piece charmingly titled: "My Captain America character is kick-ass") that she has actually been training and working arduously for three separate fight scenes; an effort that could imply there's more to her part than a simple flashback. According to Atwell:
“‘I’ve been working with some stunt coordinators – I get three separate fight scenes,’” she says. “‘The training has been really tough because not only are you learning the moves, you’re also learning the power of the punch so it doesn’t look like you have spaghetti arms. On my first day, they said: “It’s going really well but you don’t have to add your own sound effects…”’
Interestingly enough, the film will feature actress, Emily VanCamp as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and another potential love interest, Sharon Carter; a character in the comic books who is a familial descendant (through ever-changing context) to Atwell's Peggy Carter, who was Cap's love during the World War II period. Will our hero (somehow) be up to his neck in fantastically fecund Carter femme fatales? Or, is it the case that The Winter Soldier will simply be a flashback-filled feature?
In the meantime, Atwell's character also dominates a rumor regarding an upcoming "One-Shot" short film in similar vein to last year's Avengers-related short, Item 47. Marvel Studios' Louis D'Esposito promises that the mini-feature, set to screen at Comic-Con this summer, will star "a female protagonist." It's an idea that, coupled with the news of Atwell's extensive fight training for a seemingly brief part, has Peggy Carter named as the character it will most likely star in a flashback of sorts. -- So, for those (of us) who can't get enough Hayley Atwell action, disappointment does not appear to be in the cards.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier promises to bring gorgeous WWII-era women who would whoop Rosie the Riveter's ass when it hits theaters on April 4, 2014.