A familiar face might be rejoining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Recently, Hayley Atwell was spotted at Marvel Studios HQ, firing up speculations that Agent Peggy Carter will be coming back on-screen.
Back From The Dead
It has been over a year now since Agent Carter was abruptly cancelled at ABC after two glorious seasons. On the big screen, the character was killed off in Captain America: Civil War, the movie also introduced a new love interest for Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp).
Fans, however, are still asking for more adventures with the secret agent and they may be getting a good news soon. Atwell was spotted at Marvel Studios on Monday and, rumor has it, there might be a place for the character in the MCU. Louis D’Esposito, Marvel Studios Co-President, posted a photo of himself and Atwell on Twitter. The caption simply read, “Look who came by to visit today.”
Look who came by to visit today. pic.twitter.com/mdIElLIEfQ
— Louis D'Esposito (@louisde2) July 31, 2017
In another tweet, D’Esposito and Atwell posed in front of a Captain America mural. The Marvel boss noted that Atwell is “one of [his] favorite people.”
Standing in front of one of my favorite murals with one of my favorite people, Hayley Atwell pic.twitter.com/xMqnx9eiaW
— Louis D'Esposito (@louisde2) August 1, 2017
This, of course, does not guarantee that Atwell will reprise the role of Agent Peggy Carter, founder of S.H.I.E.L.D. However, the character has been rumored to reappear in Avengers: Infinity War and the still untitled Avengers 4. In fact, a trailer for the upcoming movie presented at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con included snippets of Atwell’s Peggy Carter that seems to hint her resurrection.
While it is possible that Atwell merely dropped by Marvel Studios for a quick visit with old friend D’Esposito, it is more likely that she came back to talk about a new project. After all, it has been a long time since her character’s appearance in the MCU, and it just so happens that Atwell has recently publicly talked about the possibility of her own movie.
Could Agent Carter Be Getting Her Own Movie?
In an interview with IGN, the actor stated that she is eager to return and reprise the role in a future movie. What she really wants to see, however, is a solo Agent Carter movie.
“I’d love to see [Peggy] more in films. I’d love to see her in her own film,” Atwell said. “And if we can keep evolving it so that she does new things so that I can surprise myself and she can keep surprising me then I’d love to do it.”
There has not been any official word about a solo Agent Carter movie so far. But fans have been vocal about the desire to see the character once again whether on the big screen or in the third season of her solo series.
Thanks to the commercial success of DC’s Wonder Woman, studios are well aware that a female-fronted comic book movie has the capacity to reach the same box office success as titles that feature a male lead. It would not be surprising if Marvel Studios is considering a movie about Peggy Carter at this point. She certainly still have a lot more stories to tell whether on the big screen or the small screen.
Where Else Could Agent Carter Appear?
Atwell could also be in talks to appear in Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel. Marvel announced last month that their first solo female superhero movie will be set in the ’90s and will involve Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury.
That said, it is possible that the movie will also heavily involve S.H.I.E.L.D. Fans know that Peggy Carter has been heavily involved with the agency up to at least 1989 when Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) resigned following the death of his wife Janet Van Dyne (to be played by Michelle Pfeiffer in Ant-Man and the Wasp). Her life from that moment until her retirement some time before Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) became the Iron Man is still a mystery and one that could be explored in Captain Marvel.
Screen Rant speculated that the upcoming movie might be set in 1991, around the time of Howard Stark’s death in the hands of the Winter Soldier. By that time, she might be the only remaining founder of the organization and, perhaps, even the director before Nick Fury takes over.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released on May 4, 2018. Meanwhile, Captain Marvel will fly to the big screen on March 8, 2019.
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