Hayley Atwell Would Totally Do That Agent Carter TV Show


Hayley Atwell in Agent Carter Marvel Movie One-Shot PosterMarvel recently made some interesting waves by announcing that they were officially working on a TV series based on the “Captain America” character Peggy Carter, played by British actress Hayley Atwell in the movie. Atwell reprises the character in a one-shot short film called “Agent Carter” that is included with the “Iron Man 3″ DVD/Blu-ray, and she’s also rumored to return once again in the upcoming “Captain America” sequel, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”.

The question then, was: will Hayley Atwell reprise her character for a third time … this time as the lead of the TV series based on her character? (If, that is, that TV series should move forward?)

Well someone’s finally gotten around to asking Hayley Atwell herself, and according to the actress, Yes, she would definitely do it. Talking to Digital Spy, the actress had this to say about the possibility of playing SHIELD’s original badass female character:

I read about that too. The one-shot was so successful, the fanbase were like, ‘We want more of Peggy!’. I think Marvel probably take that very seriously, and it’s certainly something I would be a part of doing. I’d be interested to show different sides of Peggy. Although she’s kick-ass, and she can be aggressive and she can be just as competent as the men, it’d be nice to show that she’s a feminist in a way. It’s not just about her being aggressive and as aggressive as the men in those action sequences, but being able to be a little bit more rounded as a person. “I think she could be a great role model and a great member of the Marvel Universe.

I love the Marvel lot, they’re really great people to work with, so it would be nice to go back and work with them again. I’d definitely do it.

So there you go, Marvel. If you were wondering if Atwell would return, wonder no more. Give her a call if you haven’t already.

Meanwhile, you should buy the “Iron Man 3″ Blu-ray if you want to see Atwell kick more ass, then catch “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” next year.

Haywell Atwell in Captain America - The First Avenger (2011) Movie Image

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

    The short was good, and fun, but I don’t see a tv show, especially with SHIELD on tv already. It’d be redundant. That said a multi-episode arc that has flashbacks to Carter and even Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, and Neil McDunough as Dum Dum Dugan (and anyone else they want to get back from the Howling Commandos) would work. Have Coulson and crew dealing with the same threat in the present after it has resurfaced. Also there has been mention on the internet (saw a “factoid” card on Pintrest) that Peggy Carter mentored a young Coulson and this is why he has such a fanboy love for Cap!

    • Aegon the Conqueror

      I disagree, I’d love this! There’s so much rich history to explore, one could even make her one of the founding members of Shield.
      I’d totally go for this.

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

        The short on IM3 has her as a member and then hire up at SHIELD. I think there’s a lot of history for her and SHIELD but like I said, since she IS part of the organization, why give her her own shown. Do like 5 episodes that bounce back and forth between past and present. Or just do a SHIELD mini-series about her and then have it weave into the show in the present. The short and her promotion are alsop why I said bring back Cooper and McDunough!

        • Aegon the Conqueror

          Ok see i haven’t seen the short yet, torn between my love for Peggy Carter and hate for Iron Man 3.

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

            What is it that you hated so much about IM3?

          • Aegon the Conqueror

            Mmmm let’s see the fact that Josh Whedon made it sound like it was better than the Avengers. The fact that the story line is pretty shitty and filled with illogical things (even more than the average superhero movie) For example giving your home address to a terrorist and then doing nothing to protect it. Having sixty iron men but spending half the movie trying to fix the one you fell asleep in. The story line basically ripped off the Incredibles. The Mandarin was anything but the Mandarin (although i loved Ben Kingsley). Happy or Pepper needed to die, but they copped out on that one. Pepper got powers, and Iron Man blew up all his suits to impress a girl. Shitty movie by far the worst from marvel studios. I did enjoy the Bruce Banner cameo.

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

            The address thing was silly yes, but was meant to prove a point. Hence Pepper wanting to leave and such. His ego and all was writing checks he couldn’t cash. He knew this though. And we were supposed to as well.
            The MK 42 was his baby! It was the new car after he just fixed up all the others. In like 6 mohts he crated 40+ suits and you’re really mad we see him spending most of his time on the newest as opposed to tinkering with ones he finished? Why would we want to waste time on that in the film. Thats said I would’ve liked to see more of that they could do.
            The Pepper and Happy thing was never meant to kill them off, just show that he cares about more than himself, his ego, and his rep. Another extension of what Cap was saying in Avnegers about him. This time proving it to his loved ones not anyone else.
            Pepper got a suit in the comics, powers were kind ofd a reference to that as was her scene in the suit. Even the “That was kind of violent” thing she says, as he suit is called Rescue and doesn’t have any actual weapons.
            And lastly the blowing up the suits was to show he didn’t need them anymore (plus he can always rebuild which he always does) as they were a way of coping with his anxiety and a crutch for him. That was the whole point of the film was that it wasn’t the arc reactor, or the suit that made him iron man it was his heart and ingenuity.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool
          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool
          • Aegon the Conqueror

            Read this comment on the article you posted. Sums up my feelings about the film quite well ahem

            i seen ironman 3 3 times already and each time made me hate shane black 10xs more then before i swear it seems like the bastard took directing advice from that faggot bryan singer… what the did to the mandarin was blasphemy and he deserves to be punished its like if heath ledger were to wipe off his make up in the dark knight and say listen man im just an actor you dont [frick]in do that the mandarin is the most important villan in ironmans rouges gallery and they butchered him!!! on that note [frick] u shane black and dont ever forget that pussy bryan singer [frick] YOU cbm murderin bastard

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

            Okay let me run down some of this:
            The Biggest of all obviously is The Mandarin – As much as I tried to be mad with what they did I couldn’t simply couldn’t stay mad, thanks to Sir Ben Kingsley. Yeah I wanted the MANDARIN, rings and all, and after Avengers it could’ve easily been done, but I see what they were trying to do by crafting a more personal story for Tony. Your analogy with the Joker doesn’t really stand because it wasn’t set up to be that way, the Joker was always in control even when it seemed like he wasn’t where as “The Mandarin” was always an illusion. They could’ve easily shown this whole manipulation starting all the way from IM1 with Killian being Stane’s secret partner and always having been the head of the Ten Rings Organization. And I think that’s what they were alluding too. The Mandarin as a villain wouldn’t work as well today without some serious tweaking, and even then it wouldn’t have been sucj a personal story. I get that the Mandarin has been his biggest nemesis but that’s mainly because he was his first major one. since they took him out of his origin, his improtance wasn’t nearly as strong. It was more what fans wanted than anything. I personally enjyoed IM3 alot, and liked the more personal journey of Tony learning who he is without the suit and having to deal with demons he helped create.

    • Juggernaut

      Yes to all of that! The one-shot was really entertaining in my opinion. I really loved the cameos and Atwell owns the role. Whatever form it takes I’m all in for her character to return.

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    I watched Pillars of the earth for the first time this weekend. Watched the entire series in the hope that i would get to see Hayley’s giant bewbs…alas i was bitterly disappointed!
    Damn you ken Follett! To tease with ass only to leave breast unshown.
    As a tv legend once said, once again the gods spread the cheeks to ram cock in fucking ass!

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

      ROTFL!! *Wipes tear from eye* Oh man, Aegon that was priceless!