Marvel has plenty on its TV development plate already, between the ongoing 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' and the five upcoming 'Defenders' Netflix series, but it seems a potential 'Agent Carter' TV spinoff may yet move forward after all. The studio has all-but-officially hired a pair of writers and executive producers to run the drama, seemingly confirming its development for ABC.
Alright, we'll go ahead and put this in the bank. Marvel is a lucrative corporation and studio whose current live-action TV crop of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' leaves something to be desired, at least until the four 'Defenders' series hit Netflix. An independent 'Agent Carter' TV series has also been discussed, for which the internet would eat Dum Dum Dugan's hat if Hayley Atwell wasn't given a chance to reprise the role. Said TV series is now definitely happening, with Atwell front and center as 'Agent Carter,' according to the most reputable of journalistic sources: the internet!
'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!