Will Peggy Carter Have a Bigger Role in Captain America 2 Than Previously Thought? (UPDATED)

Hayley Atwell

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With much of Marvel’s currently in-production “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” taking place in the present, finding the Captain still trying to adjust to life in a world of YouTube and Facebook while at the same time battling a new (though familiar) enemy, it was assumed that Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter might not have a very big role in the sequel.

Haywell Atwell in Captain America - The First Avenger (2011) Movie ImageTo hear Atwell tell it, though, Peggy Carter might be doing more than just showing up in a brief flashback to the Captain’s WWII days. After all, if Carter is still around in the present, she’d be a pretty old woman, and it wouldn’t necessary explain what Atwell recently told Metro about what she says are her “three separate fight scenes” in the upcoming sequel:

According to Atwell, her role as Agent Peggy Carter, Captain America’s love interest, is a lot more kick-ass this time around. ‘I’ve been working with some stunt coordinators – I get three separate fight scenes,’ she says. ‘The training has been really tough because not only are you learning the moves, you’re also learning the power of the punch so it doesn’t look like you have spaghetti arms. On my first day, they said: “It’s going really well but you don’t have to add your own sound effects…”’

Three separate fight scenes? That’s an awful lot for a flashback sequence.

Atwell also mentions that she’s scheduled to attend this year’s Comic Con as part of Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” panel. Or the Marvel panel. I’m not sure how Marvel is going to do it, but however they do it, you can expect to see Atwell there.

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will star Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp, Robert Redford, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Cobie Smulders, and will battle on next year April 4, 201.4


UPDATE:

According to CBM, all that training Atwell says she’s doing (that involves “three separate fight scenes”) could actually be for a new Marvel One-Shot short film.

The site quotes Marvel co-president Louis D’Esposito as saying that he recently directed a new Marvel one-short short film “focusing on a strong female and that it would be premiering at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con”.

As mentioned above, Atwell confirms that she’ll be at Comic Con. It would be strange if she showed up there for the “Captain America” sequel, given her limited screentime, but would make sense if she showed up to premiere a new Marvel One-Shot short film.

We’ll find out soon enough…