For whatever reason – fate, poor scheduling, shortened seasons, karma, ABC just not knowing how to handle Marvel shows, what have you – the ‘Agent Carter’ TV series never got the chance it truly deserved to shine on television… at least, that’s what many fans believe. Hayley Atwell originated the role in the 2001 film ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ and after an appearance in the next Cap film, ‘The Winter Soldier,’ along with a short film film focused specifically on her character, Atwell got the chance to lead a TV series with the debut of ‘Agent Carter’ on ABC in 2015.
Her shot was short-lived, however, as ABC cancelled the series in 2016 after a shortened second season. However, word from Marvel has now come that Atwell isn’t quite done bringing Agent Carter to life – in one form or another. Marvel has brought the actress back to voice Carter in the upcoming fourth season of their animated series ‘Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,’ airing on Disney XD.
The fourth season sees the show retitled as ‘Avengers: Secret Wars.’ The plot for the new season has been described thusly on Wikipedia:
When the Avengers go missing, Black Panther forms the New Avengers to take their place and find out where they have disappeared to and why they disappeared. In addition to Ant-Man and the returning characters from Season Three like Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, and Vision, the new season will feature the debuts of the Wasp and the Jane Foster version of Thor. During New York Comic-Con, it was revealed that Hayley Atwell will reprise her role as Agent Peggy Carter from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in an episode that will see Carter teaming up with Captain America and Iron Man to stop Kang the Conqueror.
Sounds pretty sweet, huh? This is probably a best-case-scenario for Atwell fans, as ABC has shown no real interest in bringing the character back in any sort of televised capacity, either via her own show or on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ (on which she has already guest-starred on two episodes); after the character’s on-screen death in ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ there weren’t many avenues left to have an excuse for Carter to appear in the MCU.
No official release date has been given for the new season of ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ – excuse me, I mean ‘Avengers: Secret Wars’ – but we are expecting to see the show on Disney XD sometime in 2017. In case you’re completely unfamiliar with it, here’s the official description of the show:
“The record-breaking blockbuster film ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ gave worldwide prominence to the most popular super hero team- Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, and Black Widow. ‘Marvel’s Avengers Assemble’ reunites the team, along with newcomer Falcon, marking the first time in animation history this distinct team of heroes will join forces. Led by Iron Man, the heroes train and live together in their new headquarters in Avengers Tower. The planet’s most dangerous villains don’t stand a chance when the Avengers assemble, whether they are stopping Doctor Doom from conquering Asgard, Attuma driving the Atlantean Army into New York City or Dracula unleashing vampire hordes, the Avengers must work together to succeed.”
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