Hayley Atwell Has A Role In ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

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Despite the old age and amnesiac condition of character Peggy Carter in the present timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hayley Atwell is keeping herself busy with Marvel Studios. After playing a major role in the origin story of Steve Rogers in the ’40s set Captain America: The First Avenger, Atwell’s highly trained Peggy Carter became a quick fan-fave thanks to the self-titled Marvel One-Shot Agent Carter, a short film which helped launch her own TV series on ABC to play alongside Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand outward, into space and mysticism, it’s still keeping one foot in the past. Agent Carter will follow Atwell’s Peggy after the events of The First Avenger where Peggy joins Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), father of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), in creating the first version of the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization.

The first season of Agent Carter will be a miniseries of sorts, eight episodes long, and will bridge the gap during the season break of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. According to star Hayley Atwell though, who will be appearing at Comic-Con alongside cast mates, she’ll also be appearing in writer and director Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

“We went out drinking one night and he was like, ‘You know, it would be great to write something for you. And I was like , ‘Yes, Joss, it would! It would be amazing!’”

Joss Whedon originally included a scene in the first Avengers where Rogers (Chris Evans) went to meet an older Peggy but it never made the final cut. Since that scene was re-envisioned by directors Anthony and Joe Russo for Captain America: The Winter Soldier earlier this year, we don’t expect a repeat.

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There are three ways we can think of that could explain an appearance by Peggy. There’s the least interesting option of Rogers simply having memories or a dream of Peggy, his first true love. There’s the flashback scenario where Peggy could appear in a piece of story that ties into the film; that would help explain the WWII set photos from back in April which revealed that there are scenes (reportedly including Paul Bettany who plays The Vision in The Avengers sequel) in the past. Lastly, it could be something to do with Scarlet Witch getting inside the head of the team – something Joss Whedon explained the character could do.

It’s important for Marvel Studios to do what they can help promote Agent Carter since the show is launching in January and must play some sort of role in tying into the MCU. We don’t know yet what that role is but we wouldn’t be surprised if it ties into certain plot threads of Agents of SHIELD and potentially, some of the upcoming unannounced Phase 3 movies. One clear benefit of telling more stories from the ’40s is seeing some familiar faces from the Captain America movies return – something Agent Carter producers Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas said we can “hopefully see.”

Are you happy to see Marvel finding a way to keep the past relevant to the present? We’ll find out more in the coming days when Agent Carter is showcased at Comic-Con.


More: Marvel Announces Another 5 Release Dates


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 will get underway on ABC later this year @9PM ET on Tuesdays, and Agent Carter will premiere on ABC in January 2015.

Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1, 2014The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on July 17, 2015, Captain America 3 on May 6 2016, and unannounced films for July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.

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Sources: EW (via CBM), SHH

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  1. Or he could just go visit her in the hospital…AND THEN ULTRON BLASTS HER!

    • I Like that idea !

    • this is the greatest idea in the history of comic book movies.

  2. Sometimes I wonder if Marvel and DC people read my comments here.

    • We in fact do not.

      • Looks legit.

      • Like you just read and aptly replied to what he said, yes you do read them, *eyeroll*

      • That was bloody brilliant!

    • Marvel has got the right idea about connecting everything and maintaining that balancing act without being overbearing…

      • Free marketing for the upcoming tv series

  3. If Haley Atwell gets a small cameo then Anthony Mackie better get at least a cameo or an explanation why he’s no where to be seen.

    • If he’s not there, which he should be, they could explain it by having him still searching for Winter Soldier while Cap is fighting with the Avengers. That would explain his absence and continue the story of Cap 2 at the same time. I personally hope he puts in an appearance, though. Anthony Mackie is too charismatic and too enthusiastic about these Marvel movies to be left out in the cold.

    • Maybe Falcon is having an affair with Agent Carter and Cap walks in? Who knew ?!

      • First he takes Cap’s woman, then his job!?

      • After reading your comment, i think i need to get my brain bleached…

  4. article I would like to see:

    Fanboy wishes in one hand, craps in the other. Discovers he has a handful of crap for reasons he cannot ascertain. News at 11.

    • You mean like those fanboys making gifs of the whole “To your left” scene with Falcon being DC and Captain America being Marvel, then turns out Falcon is now the new Captain America?

      • Nope. Falcon won’t be the new Cap. Bucky will. It’s pretty much accepted fact now.

  5. Hayley Atwell is fit. For that reason alone I hope she’s in it.

    • Agreed 1,000,000%

  6. Are you sure it’s a good idea to turn this into a movie about cameos? Batman vs Superman will literally have a cameo in every scene that the movie will be rendered a freak marketing scheme.

    • I think the cameos being discussed for Avengers is vastly different than the cameos for BvsS.

      The cameos that will be in Avengers will most likely be already established characters in the MCU. They will be in if more for the storyline rather than a true cameo. While there very well could be Easter Eggs laid out, and the mid credits cameo that we’re used to seeing, it won’t be full of them. The “cameos” for Avengers will most likely be more for driving the story considering the dire state and the enemy involved in this and Avengers 3 rather than marketing the product.

      BvsS cameos are true cameos of new characters that may or may not be brought in simply to drive the story of the Justice League rather than having a valuable role in the story.

    • I expect Batman vs Superman to have multiple “Schwarzenegger in Expendables” moments,

      Character enters scene in one shot says “sup” and then walks out never to be seen again until the sequel.

  7. Hopefully it is a flashback scene involving the early days of SHIELD with Peggy, Stark Senior and a young Hank Pym creating what would eventually go on to become JARVIS. Giving Pym at least a small part into creating the beginnings of Ultron

    Also Murger’s reasoning above is extremely important and should not be overlooked

    • ooh I like that. Bring in Paul Bettany as well and young up Michael Douglas and lets rock & roll!

    • Maybe season 2 or 3 of Agent Carter will be about Agent 13. They could keep the name and if she’s well received after Cap 3 I’d be all for it.

      • season 2 or 3?? Hahaha. Its on NBC, probably won’t see more than one season (or half season as it were)

        • actually, it’s on [disney-owned] ABC, not NBC.

  8. Flashback for when Captain America dies…. Pretty obvious to me.

  9. I like the idea of Scarlett Witch getting into Cap’s head and creating an illusion of a young Sharon Carter to torture him. That would be a creative story telling device that they haven’t used in any of the MCU movies yet, so it would be original. It would also add some depth to Cap’s character in the movie, as well as use the scene to promote a second season for Agent Carter if the first is successful.

    Let’s go with that idea.

    • If that is the case, I hope Scarlett Witch gives Cap the illusion of young Sharon Carter in lingerie.

      • I back that play 100%

  10. Yep, I think most people are forgetting who is directing the movie. joss Whedon is going to pull a joss whedon and kill her off. He’s said before when describing the plot there will be “death, death and death” and he loves to do this where he kills off someone who the audience loves (and most casual movie goers will never expect this). It could be a plot where ultron is destroying a hospital to get rid of “weak humans” and this could start cap down a new, darker path

    • Please, do explain how you kill off a character that lives solely in the past.

      • because she is alive in the present, albeit she is very elderly. have you not seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier? it’s all right there.

  11. I think it could be be a flashback like there going to do with Black Widow or maybe a modern day scene with her being in the nursing home and maybe her getting killed by Ultron or something else

  12. She’s in an flashback scene where Bettany is “The original Human-torch” not “the Vision, bet this is where they introduce Herr Baron Von Strucker. . . Come on man.

  13. Why I think this is because besides giving Atwell scenes in the movie it gives Paul Bettany some face time in a movie finally after being in four of them. He’s going from a disembodied voice to a red and green android, if they show him as The Original Human Torch you’ll get to see his face.

  14. okay, somebody please catch me up on the lore- what is the connection between the Original Human Torch and The Vision in the comics? has there been mention of a connection in the films? Thank you, I have yet to see The Winter Soldier (was hospitalized)

  15. Agent Carter is a great character played by Haley Atwell, she is a strong female character which I think is one of the things lacking in the MCU. Unfortunately Marvel kind of painted themselves into a corner by having her character exist so far into the past. Because now there is no place for her in the current timeline. So I think Marvel is kind of reaching for a way for her character to still be relevant. The question is… Is she still relevant?

  16. Yes, more Haley Atwell please.

  17. Bring her in young! I want to see those beautiful and succulent… eyes.

  18. Since the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver have grudges against the Avengers for some reason, La Maximoff may be using her powers to target the heroes’ love interests to get back at them. Pepper is M.I.A. from Tony. Jane has supposedly dumped Thor for Richard, her goofy rebound date in the The Dark World according to Latino Review (although Natalie Portman has not been confirmed to be in Age of Ultron). Peggy is dying and with Alzheimer’s. These women have been ride-or-die for the Avengers and for their not being around when the world is turning against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is off. I’m guessing the Scarlet Witch have put spells on them to have them forsake or forget their men, making the guys feel isolated, emotionally vulnerable, and ripe to be picked off. (Does the Witch have the power of hypnosis?)

  19. Pictures of Paul Bettany during World War II? Portraying the original Human Torch, perhaps?

  20. Fourth option.

    They go back in time.


  21. hayley atwell you are a stunner

  22. hayley atwell you are a stunner xx

  23. i want peggy to be youngified so she and steve can have the romance they were supposed to have. or they should at least get that dance!