Hayley Atwell will be returning to the character of Agent Carter, but this time she will be using her voice to bring the character to life through animation.
Marvel Animation just announced that Agent Carter will become a part of Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars and that Atwell will be returning. The episode that will feature Carter will showcase the past and present coming together. Howard Stark and Peggy Carter will unite with Iron Man and Captain America. Their mission is to stop Kang the Conqueror.
Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars is the fourth season of the Disney XD series Avengers Assemble.
While promoting her new series for ABC titled Conviction, Atwell revealed in an interview with CBR that the network almost kept her on for another outing as Peggy Carter. Atwell explains how she would have balanced both roles:
I think they would have figured something out in terms of making a special, or waiting until we finish this season, and then we do something else with another network, perhaps. All I’m saying with that is, it’s still a much-loved show for the people involved in the making of it, and we know that the fans, it has a special place in their hearts. I would be very happy to go back to her if she became available.
While it may not have worked out and the future of Peggy Carter’s role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe remains uncertain, Atwell still holds out hope that the series and/or character could return in some form, even in a feature film of her own.
I would love it to be. I hound [Marvel Studios co-president Louis] D’Esposito on a regular basis, saying, “Give me a movie!” I think the great thing about Peggy is, we know from “[Captain America: The] Winter Soldier” that she lives a long life, so she can come back. I’m banking on, when I’m in my fifties, I’m like, “This is the time. Let’s see what Peggy’s up to in this decade.”