Screen Shot 2013-02-01 at 5.16.18 PMWell this certainly came out of left field, but what a welcome surprise! Deadline has broken the news that Emily VanCamp, the lead of ABC’s fantastic show Revenge, is currently in talks to star alongside Chris Evans in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. VanCamp is rumored to be playing Sharon Carter, a former SHIELD agent who in the comic books was a sister/niece to Peggy Carter, Cap’s first love. 

Count me as one of the legion of VanCamp fans. She’s so great on Revenge as the steely blonde who is hell bent on taking down her adversaries, so I’ve no doubt she’ll fit well with the character. Emily VanCamp joins Evans, Scarlett Johanssen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo, Cobie Smulders, Toby Jones and Samuel Jackson in the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger.