'Captain America' star Hayley Atwell finally reprised her role as 'Agent Carter' in a Marvel "One-Shot" on the 'Iron Man 3' Blu-ray release, which earned such positive reception that Marvel Studios was revealed to be giving serious thought to an 'Agent Carter' TV series alongside 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..' Now, Atwell has finally weighed in on the prospect of taking Cap's former girl to the small screen, emphatically stating, "I'd definitely do it!"
One of the best things about the upcoming 'Iron Man 3' Blu-ray (besides, obviously, 'Iron Man 3') is the new Marvel short film, 'Agent Carter.' By far, the best of the Marvel "One Shots," 'Agent Carter' brings back Captain America's girlfriend Peggy Carter and shows us what her life is like for her after Cap gets stuck in ice. Star Hayley Atwell is fantastic as the budding secret agent in the short and our immediate reaction after watching 'Agent Carter' was, "Wow, Marvel needs more Peggy Carter..." And as it turns out Marvel agrees.
We who braved the crowds and strange odors of San Diego Comic-Con had the good fortune to see the newest Marvel One-Shot, 'Agent Carter.' The short film is tremendously fun, but also touching, and gives us a little peek into what Peggy Carter did after Steve Rogers crashed his plane in the ice and saved the day from the Red Skull in 'Captain America: The First Avenger.'
Turns out she joined the OSS thinking there would be some adventure and espionage, but her sexist boss (Bradley Whitford) squanders her talents on administrative duties. Until, one night, she gets a call ...
You can check out 'Agent Carter' on the forthcoming 'Iron Man 3' Blu-ray and DVD, but we had the good fortune to speak to her at Comic-Con. And not in the usual press suite, we mean on the floor of the convention center, surrounded by fans. (Hey, time was tight and we made it work.) Below is a transcript of what went down.
'Captain America: The First Avenger' concludes with the title superhero presumed to be dead, leaving his allies and friends facing an uncertain future. But what exactly happened to Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), Steve Roger's British agent love interest, while the Cap was frozen in ice? Marvel's latest 'One-Shot' short film will answer that question -- and it looks like she didn't spend her post-'Captain America' years lying down on the job.
Anyone who saw 'Captain America: The First Avenger' was no doubt taken with Hayley Atwell as Steve Rogers' no-nonsense lady love, Peggy Carter. While the character has been severely scaled down in the sequel, 'The Winter Soldier,' it's heartening to know that we've got more Peggy to look forward to when she gets her own spinoff short film!
Atwell recently revealed some details regarding the short, including when and where we might get a look at it. Jump after the break to find out!
The 2013 Comic-Con is still a few months away (July 18-21) but we're already starting to hear rumors of what movies could be coming to San Diego this summer. While there was some concern that Marvel might opt out of Comic-Con to instead focus on the D23 Expo, we now have word that Marvel will be at Comic-Con and has designs on announcing a top secret new superhero project that has already begun filming. What is it? Let's find out!
We've already heard a lot about 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' specifically regarding which stars from the first would be returning for another go with the Cap. Toby Jones and Sebastian Stan are both reprising their roles, while leading lady Hayley Atwell was a no-go. However, that last part might not be entirely true after all, according to her former co-star Stanley Tucci.