What a tangled web Marvel continues to weave, even if it doesn’t involve a world-renowned wall-crawler. Just as news got out today that Heimdall and Loki would be appearing in Age of Ultron, now more cameo-connected gossip has revealed that Agent Carter will be making an appearance in Ant-Man as well!
The news comes from a casting call that clearly states a body-double required for Haley Attwell in Atlanta, where Ant-Man is filming.
“Casting directors are looking for an actor to work as a stand-in for the actor Haley Atwell. 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.”
Does the need for a stand-in for Atwell suggest that Peggy will be doing more than flicking her hair or whining about that dance she never got to have with Steve, or will she simply be in the background as Pym and his shrinking suit go to work? In fact, there’s a chance that said scene could be the one that Latino Review spoke about back in August, where Hank Pym meets with the founding members of SHIELD and a few familiar faces from the past.
Along with Attwell’s Peggy Carter, John Slattery would be reprising his role as Howard Stark (Tony’s Dad), as well as Toby Jones’ Arnim Zola and equally despicable dude Alexander Pierce who was played by Robert Redford in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Considering this scene will be set a few years back, chances are that Pierce will most likely played by different actor, who could polish his glasses in a devilish manner or twirl his moustache, seeing as they’re all the range back then.
If there is any truth to this secret meeting then here’s where things get a bit confusing. If they’re reverting back to Slattery for Howard Stark, and presumably a younger gent to play Alexander Pierce, does that mean Pym will be played by someone else when the clock goes back as well? Perhaps someone can shine a light on this in the comment feed as I’m all a bit of lost. Hopefully things will become a little clearer when Ant-Man arrives in cinemas, July 17, 2015.