Hayley Atwell's Agent Peggy Carter Set to Appear in Marvel's Ant-Man Movie
Hayley Atwell is quietly becoming one of Marvel's most prolific actors. The British star has already appeared in both Captain America movies, a Marvel one-shot and will soon have her own TV show in the form of Marvel's Agent Carter. Now it has been revealed Atwell will be adding the 2015 movie, Ant-Man, to her already-impressive portfolio of Marvel projects. Although the core cast had already been confirmed for Ant-Man, a casting call for Atwell's stand-in and body double reveals that her name was mysteriously left out of the official roll call.
Casting directors are looking for an actor to work as a stand-in for the actor Haley Atwell," reads the casting call, which was picked up by Project Casting."Haley Attwell is 31, 5'7 and 112 pounds. She is best known for her work in stage productions such as A View from the Bridge, and in films such as Cassandra's Dream, The Duchess, The Pillars of the Earth, and Captain America: The First Avenger. In addition, casting directors are looking for a body double that meets certain requirements."
Previously it had been rumored that Atwell would appear in a flash-back scene involving some of the other early members of S.H.I.E.L.D., including Hank Pym and a young Alexander Pierce (played by Robert Redford in Captain America: The Winter Soldier), but as ComingSoon.net report, this scene was one of the many bones of contention between Edgar Wright and Marvel execs. What that means for the make-up of the scene now, though, remains to be seen.
This scene, and Ant-Man as a whole, should shed more light on how Hydra initiated their decades-long infiltration of S.H.I.E.L.D., and it's likely that the Nazi scientist and mastermind of the Hydra plan, Armin Zola, will also appear at some point in the movie.
Ant-Man hits theaters on July 17th 2015. Read the official synopsis below.
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.