'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' begins filming in March 2013.

The follow-up to the Chris Evans-led movie - one of a number of Marvel sequels in production - will have a 13 month production starting in spring next year, Chris has confirmed to Collider.com.

Anthony and Joe Russo are directing the project, which is due out on April 4, 2014.

The film has a major female role to fill, with Imogen Poots, Felicity Jones and Anna Kendrick all being auditioned for the role.

Former love interest Hayley Atwell will not be returning, but the new leading lady is likely to be Sharon Carter, a SHIELD agent and a descendant of Hayley's character from the first film.

Anna is best known for her roles in 'Twilight' and 'Up In The Air', while British actress Felicity recently starred in 'Like Crazy' and Imogen fronted horror comedy remake 'Fright Night'.

'Thor 2' recently began filming, with Chris Hemsworth returning as the lead character.