Hayley Atwell on How Peggy Carter Would Feel About Cap's Civil War Romance

Monday, 06 June 2016 - 8:07AM
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Monday, 06 June 2016 - 8:07AM
Hayley Atwell on How Peggy Carter Would Feel About Cap's Civil War Romance
While most of Captain America: Civil War was universally adored by Marvel fans, there was one particular moment that left us all scratching our heads. As usual, Marvel nailed the comedy, action and character development of its growing list of heroes, but they once again struggled to develop a convincing romance. Marvel regularly stumbles on its romantic notes, and while Steve Rogers was the subject of one of the MCU's best romances, his Civil War dalliance was, to say the least, rather strange.

Mild spoilers for Captain America: Civil War follow.



The 'First Avenger' relationship between Captain America and Agent Peggy Carter was both touching and heart-breaking, so when we see Mr. Rogers sharing a kiss with his Ex's niece just a few moments after her funeral, many Marvel fans were understandably quite bewildered. It's not that Sharon and Steve wouldn't make a great couple, it's more that the timing felt a little bit....icky. If Cap and Peggy's love was so eternal, you'd think he would wait for the dirt to settle a little longer on her grave before he went rifling through her family tree in search of a new partner.

But, if you thought you were angry about this lack of courtesy, how do you think Peggy Carter must have felt?

Hayley Atwell was speaking at Dallas Comic Con this past weekend, and she gave her two cents on what her character would think about this hot mess of love triangle.

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First of all she'd be turning over in her grave, she'd be like 'no.' And she'd inject herself with the blue serum and become a super villain. She'd break out of her coffin and ground [Sharon]. She'd ground her. Then she'd kick Steve's ass as well…. I wouldn't want to date my Great Aunt's guy. It just feels like it crosses an incestuous boundary. And Peggy just died. That's even more disrespectful, right? It's like, 'don't touch that'. You can't tap that!"
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With Atwell desperate to keep Agent Carter on TV after its cancelation by ABC, we think she might just have stumbled on a novel way to do so. Imagine a super-powered Agent Carter hellbent on exacting revenge for the incestuous relations of Sharon and Captain America? Netflix, are you listening?

Via: IGN

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