Rumor Patrol: Hayley Atwell to Star in 'Agent Carter' TV Series

Hayley Atwell to star in Agent Carter TV Series?

In her role as the tough British Agent Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger, Hayley Atwell delivered one of the film's standout performances and instantly enamored herself with Marvel fanboys everywhere. Given her popularity, it was no surprise when the studio commissioned a special Agent Carter One-Shot.

Still, however, fans clamored for more, leading to rumors that Marvel was considering giving the actress a chance to play the character every week in her own TV series. Many thought the show might be announced as part of Marvel's epic Netflix deal (which instead included shows for Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones, as well as a Defenders miniseries) but that never came to pass. Would Agent Carter ever see the light of day?

A new rumor suggests the answer is yes and that Atwell herself has already inked a deal to star in the series. (I can hear the cheering and huzzahs from here.) Of course, it's important to mention just where this information came from. The Daily Mirror, one of the UK's leading (and often most inaccurate) tabloids was the first to "break" the story, citing an unnamed source.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="570"]Peggy Carter and Steve Rogers in Captain America Hayley Atwell and Chris Evans in 'Captain America: The First Avenger'[/caption]

Now, there's no reason to believe that this isn't true. We've already established that Carter is a fan-favorite character and Atwell has gone on record talking about how much she'd like to be involved. However, it shouldn't be treated as a confirmation. Despite the best efforts of some of our colleagues in the blogosphere, Marvel does a pretty good job of keeping things close to the vest, so it may still be a bit before we get any official word.

In the meantime, fans will have to settle for Atwell's appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Granted, she probably won't be kicking as much butt in the sequel, but even as an octogenarian she can still probably give Steve a run for his money

Would you like to see an Agent Carter TV show? Would you like to see Atwell star in it? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters April 4th, 2014. To check out the Agent Carter One-Shot, pick up a copy of Iron Man 3 on Blu-ray (if you haven't already).

Source: The Daily Mirror

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