Originally Posted by SuperT
I'm still shocked by how little we've seen of her in this movie. Sharon Carter is a pretty important character to Cap's story and Emily VanCamp is a pretty known actress, specifically from Revenge.
I know I don't speak for everyone, but before being cast in this movie I wasn't aware of Emily VanCamp. So even though Revenge may be a successful show for its network, that doesn't necessarily translate to big-time stardom and casual recognition for its cast, especially the crowd that goes to see blockbuster movies.
Not saying she isn't worthy of the role, but I totally understand why Black Widow is the female lead in this film because she's already a bankable character from the Avengers franchise.