Weâd recently heard Captain America fan favorite Hayley Atwell would be returning to the big screen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but exactly how will Capâs first love pop back up?
Though sheâs getting ready to star in the upcoming TV spinoff Agent Carter, Atwell most recently turned up in prosthetics as old-lady Peggy in the modern-day sequel Captain America: Winter Soldier. When word broke sheâd have a part in Age of Ultron, we assumed sheâd be donning the old-lady look â but Atwell told MTV she âleft the prostheticsâ at home. Hmm.
So what does that mean? Apparently weâll be seeing the younger version of Peggy Carter in Age of Ultron, which points to a potential flashback to Capâs early days or even a dream sequence. Or maybe something quirkier, such as some video footage from S.H.I.E.L.D.âs early days, as a tie-in for Atwell's new ABC series.
What weâd like it to be? Life Model Decoy, perhaps? Or, ooh, time travel! Sorry, we digress. But on a serious note, perhaps Atwell is the mysterious fourth female character director Joss Whedon was so high on when talking up the Avengers sequel?
Regardless, weâre huge Atwell fans, so itâs awesome to hear sheâll get another spot on the big screen in the biggest Marvel movie yet.
But back to Agent Carter â Marvel Studios co-president Louis DâEsposito noted they never thought the original short film could spawn a TV series, until the Disney higher-ups saw it and fell in love with the concept. Hereâs how he explained it (before literally running away from Doctor Strange casting rumor questions):
âYou never know where itâs going to go, and it wasnât our agenda when we made the one shot that it was going to turn into a television show. We just wanted to tell a great story featuring Hayley Atwell, and once we showed it to the heads at Disney, they recognized âYou know what guys, we see what you find so special, and we should make a television show.â Thatâs why weâre here now.â
Check out a clip of the interview below, and let us know how you think Joss Whedon will fit Atwell into Age of Ultron: