We’ve never quite lost hope that Agent Carter has more live-action adventures ahead, but Marvel’s animated arm has the next best thing. Hayley Atwell returns to her beloved role in Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars, as seen in a new clip from the upcoming guest arc.
One of the underrated aspects of Marvel’s cinematic universe is its overabundance of good characters. Take Hayley Atwell’s Agent Carter, for example. Most other major movie franchises would jump at the opportunity to have a character as beloved as Peggy Carter; for Marvel, fairly or unfairly, she’s a character they can afford to leave behind. That is, until it was announced that Captain Marvel would take place sometime in the 1990s, opening the door for Atwell’s Carter to appear once more in the MCU. Would she be interested in coming back to play the character? You’d better believe it.
Well, we may not be able to get Benedict Cumberbatch back to Sherlock, or Hayley Atwell to Agent Carter, but the networks are at least keeping them busy. Atwell has signed on for a new Starz miniseries adaptation of Howards End, written by Manchester By the Sea scribe Kenneth Lonergan.
ABC might have attempted to bury this news in the midst of Election 2016, but Agent Carter fans have another pressing concern. Hayley Atwell’s ABC series Conviction has officially been canceled, but is it good news or bad?
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. acknowledged a bitter truth with Coulson’s recent reference that so many great Agent Carter stories would go unrecorded, but Hayley Atwell seems to have taken that challenge literally. Peggy may not return to live-action just yet, but S.H.I.E.L.D.’s founder will return to voiceover in a new animated Avengers: Secret Wars role.
The writing for Agent Carter seemed pretty much on the wall with the announcement of Hayley Atwell’s ABC Conviction pilot, even as many suggested the Marvel star could balance filming both. Sadly, Conviction won the day regardless, but according to Atwell, ABC might have commissioned Agent Carter specials to help fill the gap between actual seasons.
Agent Carter may not return to ABC anytime soon, but that won’t stop Marvel’s TV band from getting back together this fall. Not only do we know when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 and all ABC’s other wares will premiere in 2016, but also when Hayley Atwell’s new legal drama Conviction will make Peggy proud.