Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow could make an appearance in the Captain America sequel.
The actress first appeared as Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow in 2010’s Iron Man 2, before reprising the role in this year’s superhero ensemble movie The Avengers. According to Deadline, Johansson’s character is also “in the mix” on the next Captain America film.
However, Black Widow will not serve as a love interest for Captain America, played by Chris Evans. Deadline reports that Marvel Studios are testing five actresses for the “a significant female role” in the sequel, including Community‘s Alison Brie, Game Of Thrones star Emelia Clarke and Teresa Palmer from The Grudge 2.
The five-strong shortlist is rounded off by British actresses Jessica Brown Findlay, best known as Lady Sybil in Downton Abbey, and Imogen Poots, who appeared in last year’s Fright Night remake.
The sequel, titled Captain America: The Winter Soldier, will begin filming next March (2013) for an April 2014 release. Alongside Evans, Samuel L Jackson and Sebastian Stan will reprise their roles from the first film, while The Hurt Locker star Anthony Mackie has joined the cast as a fellow superhero called The Falcon.
Evans recently revealed that the sequel will feature deleted scenes from The Avengers. He explained: “A lot of that stuff [that was cut] is for Captain America 2. That is his story. It is him trying to on a personal level adjust to the fact that everyone he knows is gone… There are a lot of things that he kind of has to come to terms with.”