Hit the jump for more on Carter and Atwell as well as the official press release. Captain America: The First Avenger is set to hit theaters on July 22, 2011.
In the comics, Peggy Carter dated Captain America (real name Steve Rogers) during World War II and also worked as an agent helping the French Resistance. After the war, Captain America was frozen in a state of suspended animation. He awoke in the modern day and eventually dated Peggy’s niece, Sharon (ewwww). Sharon Carter is an agent of SHIELD in the comics so it’s possible Captain America is helping to set up that character relationship for The Avengers.