There’s a Marvel Cinematic Universe actress who just confirmed she'll be joining the superhero fray in director Joss Whedon's upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Hayley Atwell has confirmed that we’ll get to see Peggy Carter again in Avengers: Age of Ultron -- right after she'll have been on our TV screens in Marvel’s and ABC's Agent Carter.
The busy British actress is now getting ready to shoot the Agent Carter TV series -- which will take place following the events of Captain America: The First Avenger and her Marvel One-Shot -- while also apparently having already pulled duty for Age of Ultron, as the actress was supposedly spotted on set.
Atwell told Entertainment Weekly magazine that her inclusion in Marvel’s upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron came about during an evening with Age of Ultron director and writer Joss Whedon. “We went out drinking one night and he was like, 'You know, it would be great to write something for you,’”she says. “‘And I was like , 'Yes, Joss, it would! It would be amazing!’”
Hayley Atwell couldn’t (of course!) reveal details about her role in the Agengers sequel or whether she’ll appear in a flashback or as old Peggy (Atwell made two appearances in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the first in the form of an old interview from the 1950s, and the second as old Peggy).
However, set reports dating from April apparently claimed that she had filmed scenes with Chris Evans -- Captain America himself -- inside London’s Rivoli Ballroom, where there were a couple of “Lindy Hop dancing” extras.
Back in 2012, Joss Whedon revealed that one of the best scenes he’d written for The Avengers was a “beautiful and poignant scene between Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter,” which took place in the present. The scene never made the final cut and was never filmed because Whedon felt the scene was “killing the rhythm.”
So, is this scene the one that Joss Whedon is now incorporating in Age of Ultron?
According to Comic Book Movie, the ballroom scene that was filmed in London included not only Hayley Atwell and Chris Evans, but Paul Bettany, who plays the Vision. Annnnd the mystery thickens.
What do you guys think of Hayley Atwell’s appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron? How do you think it'll play out? And what do you make of a scene that was apparently filmed between Peggy, Cap and the Vision?
Avengers: Age of Ultron will hit theaters on May 1, 2015.
(via Comic Book Movie)