We already know that Peggy Carter will be starring in her own TV series for Marvel, and now Hayley Atwell has confirmed that the character will also be returning for Avengers 2: Age of Ultron.
Peggy Carter became a fan favorite in Captain America: The First Avenger as both love interest and kick-ass agent, and I am really looking forward to a series centered around the character. DC has been taking over TV recently, with Arrow, Flash, Gotham and Constantine in the fall line up, and it is more than time for Marvel to step up their game on the small screen. (Sorry, [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.](series:722469), but you just aren't that great!)
With a brief appearance in [Captain America: The Winter Soldier](movie:254973), it seemed like Peggy Carter was done in the Marvel cinematic universe, but luckily for fans like me, she's not going anywhere just yet.
Atwell spoke to Entertainment Weekly about a conversation that she had with Joss Whedon, and confirmed that she will be gracing our screens again.
We went out drinking one night and he was like, 'You know, it would be great to write something for you,'" she says. "And I was like , 'Yes, Joss, it would! It would be amazing!'
This photo was taken on set for Age of Ultron a couple of months ago, and sparked speculation that we would be seeing some Captain America flashbacks, courtesy of the 1940's uniforms worn by the extras.
Now that Atwell has spoken up about reprising her role, it seems clear that we will get to see a little more of her relationship with Steve Rogers, and there have been hints that this particular scene (filmed at the Rivoli ballroom) also involves Paul Bettany as the Vision.
I'm thrilled to see the return of Peggy Carter, as I'm a big fan of the character, but it makes me wonder why they have written in flashbacks for the Cap. It seems that there is some kind of link to the Vision, (which, by the way, I am also really excited about, especially with the Scarlet Witch) but we don't know how that could pan out.
How might Vision play into a flashback scene? I wonder if this may be a little more complex than it seems, and actually be a dream or hallucination on the part of Steve Rogers. Other options could involve time travel (is Vision crashing the party to warn them?) or possibly some re-writing of reality courtesy of the Scarlett Witch.
What do you think? Comment and let me know how you think this scene could play out!