“Marvel’s Agent Carter” star Hayley Atwell hasn’t laid Peggy Carter to rest yet. Though her character was killed in “Captain America: Civil War,” and her ABC TV show was canceled, Atwell still thinks the character will appear again.
“I would love it to be,” Atwell told Comic Book Resources when asked about a special focusing on the SSR agent. “I hound [Marvel Studios co-president Louis] D’Esposito on a regular basis, saying, ‘Give me a movie!’”
It seems like Atwell is willing to stick with Marvel for years to come. Peggy lives a very long life, and Atwell hopes she’ll have a job in a couple decades. “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,” she explained. “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.’”
While a TV special or a movie would be great, Atwell wouldn’t mind if “Marvel’s Agent Carter” returned for Season 3 either. “There’s still so much to tell, not the least of which is how Agent Carter starts S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Atwell told audiences at Fan Expo Dallas (via IGN) in June.
As previously reported, if ABC had renewed the drama, it would’ve delved into Peggy’s past. Jack Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) was shot in the Season 2 cliffhanger for a file that was labeled “M. Carter.” Atwell revealed that the document wasn’t about Peggy, whose given name is Margaret, but she teased that it was connected to the agent’s past.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem Netflix is going to pick up the drama, despite fan petitions. The streaming network said that they had plenty of Marvel shows already with “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist,” “The Defenders” and “The Punisher.”
Even though no networks have revived Peggy yet, it seems like Atwell is ready to catch up with Peggy whenever they call. “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,” Atwell said. “I would be very happy to go back to her if she became available.”
Atwell can next be seen in “Conviction,” a legal drama which premieres Monday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC.