Kiera Knightly Approached for Captain America Role

Kiera Knightly Approached for Captain America Role

UPDATE: The search for a female lead is on; where does Knightly stand with Marvel?




The Hollywood Reporter, who last week broke the news of Hugo Weaving's tentative casting as Red Skull, has just revealed that Pirates of the Caribbean actress Keira Knightly was also approached by Marvel Studios to possibly star in The First Avenger: Captain America.

Details regarding the role are still secretive, it is believed she might portray Steve Roger's love interest Betsy Ross. Though Knightly is the first name to be linked to the character, Marvel is apparently still looking at other actresses.






MPP - I think it's ironic that Knightly might be a love interest in Marvel's Captain America, while her doppelganger Natalie Portman is a love interest in Marvel's Thor.

I also think her talents would be wasted on that particular role. Domino, King Arthur and Pirates of the Caribbean proved to me that she handles herself in action films very well; why not make her a combatant? Maybe Spitfire from the Invaders?



UPDATE: Deadline.com has just posted a few more actresses that could be Knightly's competition for the role: Alice Eve (She's Out of My League) and Emily Blunt (The Wolfman). They also state that the role is for Peggy Carter; who was not just one of Steve Roger's love interests, but an American spy and aunt to S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Sharon Carter.
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