Marvel's 'Agent Carter' is Being Developed for the Small ScreenDamon Houx |
Last we heard, Marvel was interested in spinning off Hayley Atwell's Agent Peggy Carter into something else. It was thought it might be more Marvel One Shot type shorts (or possibly her own movie), but it looks like Agent Carter may return in her own television show.
That's the word from Deadline, who note that Marvel is being very secretive about the project, though they were inspired by the short that will be included on the upcoming 'Iron Man 3' Blu-ray release. We talked to Louis D'Esposito about the character, and he had this to say about a possible spin-off:
Listen, we know this isn’t the last Peggy Carter story, we want to tell more because she’s so good. I remember when we first met her to play the role of Peggy Carter, and I was with Joe Johnston and we were in London and you try to keep a poker face, but I couldn’t hide and Joe couldn’t hide our feelings. “She’s the one! She’s the one!”
Though we'd be a little happier with Carter getting her own movie, this speaks to Marvel's empire-building. Currently their 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' is set to premiere next week, and if that works, then it looks like they'll continue the brand with projects for both the big and small screen. Just as long as they get Hayley Atwell back, we're in for this one.