Hayley Atwell Confirms She’s Not Returning for Captain America: The Winter Soldier


Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Movie Image

Or at least, she confirms to Time Out London during a long interview about her past, present, and future work. One of those future work doesn’t include the sequel to Marvel’s “Captain America”, since titled “The Winter Soldier”, in case you’re wondering.

Towards the end of the article, we get this:

She won’t, [Hayley Atwell] confirms, be back for the latter’s sequel, which moves the action into the present day.

So there you have it. In case you were still holding your breath for a little cameo (or perhaps, a little reunion) between the good Captain and his first lady love from World War II, it’s not going to happen.

…then again, maybe not.

Here’s the thing: “The Winter Soldier” will take place in the present, so Atwell’s Peggy Carter would be quite old by now (if she’s still alive, and they’re not doing a flashback). So, whose to say Captain America couldn’t visit the older Carter? They could easily get another actress to play her without putting Atwell in old lady make-up.

I’m just saying, this is Marvel, nothing is ever what it seems…

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  • NCounter

    Considering the timeline…it is logical…but i really liked her character. Steve should have called her.

  • Juggernaut

    Her character was okay but there wasn’t much of a need for her really. Their relathionship wasn’t that signifigant. They liked eachother and kissed once. Big whoop.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    That’s fine he’s just going to end up with her grandaughter anyway. Now bring on Sharon Carter aka Agent 13 of SHIELD.

  • pintnoir

    Wouldn’t it make since to bring her back as her granddaughter? Dye her hair and eyebrows blonde and there you go and Brits are good at faking American accents.

    Just Saying.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      That’d just be creepy man!!!

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    I really hope Cap says goodbye though, seems a bit heartless not to.

    • NCounter

      Yep! Me too. She was the only person that supported him and understood his pain. He should have called her.