In this writer’s opinion, Agent Carter was the bright spot of Marvel’s ABC shows. Whereas Agents Of SHIELD didn’t hold the attention and Inhumans… (well, we won’t talk about Inhumans), Agent Carter was a compelling period piece picking up right after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger. Its focus is entirely on Peggy Carter’s involvement with SHIELD after her run-in with the Strategic Scientific Reserve and the continuing battles against Hydra.
Sadly, the series was cancelled during its Season 2 run, but fans have refused to remain silent regarding their love for the series and have signed petitions for its return. Now, Peggy Carter herself, Hayley Atwell, as spoken on the topic. While featured at ACE ComicCon Seattle this past Sunday, Atwell answered questions during a special Q&A:
“Well, I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to play a beloved character for so long, as is. It’s very unusual. I wouldn’t have thought starting off in my career that that would happen. You do one character for however many months and then you go and do the next. So I think it’s an unusual position to be in — it would be very unusual to have the choice to do that again.”
The actress went on to mention that if Netflix were to pick up the series or if it were to be a film of some sort, it would have to “feel right.”
“I wouldn’t want to go over old ground. It would have to be new, there would have to be higher production values so she could do more. I’d have to feel like it’s not just, you know, ‘a case a week with Peggy Carter.’ If she’s had an impact on audiences, let that impact grow, so it delights them, but I think it should be to do with more of the current climate now. What are smart issues to bring up? How to create any sort of kind of social weight, an emotional kind of gravitas to the show.”
Atwell’s last appearance as Carter was in Captain America: Civil War, when Capt. Steve Rogers said goodbye to his love at her funeral as one of her pallbearers. Time will tell if the early adventures of Agent Carter will once again be told to her eager audience.
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