Hayley Atwell Is "Hounding" Marvel for an Agent Carter Movie

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 2:23PM
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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 2:23PM
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Although Agent Carter was sadly not picked up for another season, there is no love lost between Marvel and Hayley Atwell. The actress said in a recent interview that, as a result of her ongoing relationship with the studio, she's still hopeful that the character will continue in the MCU, and maybe even in her own movie.

When the critically acclaimed but low-rated Agent Carter ended after two seasons, fans hoped that she would find a home somewhere else, probably on Netflix or Hulu. And while speaking with CBR, Atwell said there was a chance that Marvel would do some kind of "special" to continue Peggy's story:

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I think they would have figured something out in terms of making a special, or waiting until we finish this season, and then we do something else with another network, perhaps. All I'm saying with that is, it's still a much-loved show for the people involved in the making of it, and we know that the fans, it has a special place in their hearts. I would be very happy to go back to her if she became available.
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But how likely is it that Peggy will be available again? Atwell made it clear that she still has a positive working relationship with Marvel, and that she would return to the character whenever she were asked:

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Marvel is still such a big part of my career, especially my professional family, that I would absolutely not rule out the idea of going back to Peggy at some point, seeing her in other avenues. I love her, and I hope that she has a life elsewhere at another time.
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When asked whether it's still a possibility that Agent Carter will be brought back, Atwell said she "would love it to be."

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I hound [Marvel Studios co-president Louis] D'Esposito on a regular basis, saying, 'Give me a movie!' I think the great thing about Peggy is, we know from [Captain America: The] Winter Soldier that she lives a long life, so she can come back. I'm banking on, when I'm in my fifties – I'm like, 'This is the time. Let's see what Peggy's up to in this decade.'
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To be fair, a high-budget MCU movie is highly unlikely after the show only lasted for two seasons (and since Atwell is talking about decades in the future, she doesn't seem that hopeful). But depending on what happens with her new ABC pilot, Conviction, Atwell might be free to film small roles in other MCU projects, possibly Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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