Agent Carter Hayley Atwell

For as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been doing lately, it’s sometimes hard for fans to remember that not everything that Marvel puts forth in its “shared universe” is a home-run.  For a variety of reasons, sometimes films and TV series in the MCU just don’t land the way the company thinks they will.  Take, for examples, the ‘Incredible Hulk’ feature film, or the way that ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ was almost cancelled after just a few seasons on the air, or the fact that ‘Agent Carter’ was in fact cancelled after only two seasons.

The latter, of course, stung fans particularly hard.  The series’ lead actress, Hayley Atwell, had quickly become a fan favorite ever since her first appearance in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger.’  And the show was left on a pretty big cliffhanger at the end of the second season; production parent company ABC tossed around the idea of continuing the show, but ultimately chose to cancel it, reportedly due to their desire to get Atwell into a more “mainstream” vehicle.

Atwell attended the Heroes and Villains Fanfest in London recently, and in her Q&A session, she was asked about what that third season of ‘Agent Carter’ might have entailed.  Atwell stated that Season 3 would have brought a furthering of the relationship between Carter and the Jarvis family, and would have also given audiences the chance to see how Carter’s upbringing had helped define the person that the character had become.

Atwell wistfully told the crowd that the character of Agent Carter is “the gift that keeps on giving.”  In addition to the aforementioned projects, Atwell also had the opportunity to play a slightly-older Peggy Carter in the opening scene of ‘Ant-Man,’ and she is returning to voice the character in the upcoming Marvel animated series ‘Secret Wars’ (not officially part of the MCU, but still very cool nonetheless).

An audience member did ask her if she would return for a Season 3 if Marvel came calling.  Atwell made sure to make it plain that she has not had any conversations with the company about that, but if they did contact her – she would certainly be willing to do it!

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