Hayley Atwell is returning as Peggy Carter in an upcoming episode of Avengers: Secret Wars. Following the cancellation of Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Marvel and Disney XD quickly launched Avengers Assemble. The animated series loosely follows the Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity and shares a universe with fellow animated series Ultimate Spider-Man. Like that show, Secret Wars began rebranding itself for new seasons based upon the plot of the episodes. Currently, the show is in its fourth season as Avengers: Secret Wars, which sees Black Panther leading a new team of Avengers.
The New Avengers on Secret Wars consist of Ant-Man, The Wasp, Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Vision, further aligning the animated TV show with the live-action MCU movies and some of Marvel's most popular comic book properties. Next up, the New Avengers team is facing off against a collection of supervillains that includes master of time, Kang the Conqueror. This Sunday's episode will see two of the classic Avengers go up against the time-traveling rogue, and it turns out they're going to get some unexpected help.
Marvel has released the description for the Christmas-themed episode of Avengers: Secret Wars that airs this Sunday, December 3. The episode will see Agent Peggy Carter (voice by Hayley Atwell) and Howard Stark travel to the modern day in order to help Tony Stark/Iron Man and Steve Rogers/Captain America. You can check out more images from the episode and read its synopsis, below.
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Past and present collide as Howard Stark and Peggy Carter team up with Iron Man and Captain America to save the time stream from Kang the Conqueror.
The return of Steve's love Peggy will certainly be an interesting turn of events. Their relationship has been an emotional one in the MCU and fans have long been hoping to see Atwell return to the films. In fact, fans got their hopes up earlier this year when Atwell met with Marvel, but it was presumably just for this project. Still, many are keen for a revival of Agent Carter, the ABC/Marvel TV show that was cancelled after two seasons.
In the meantime, Atwell's return as her most iconic character will be a nice consolation prize. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. characters like Phil Coulson and "FitzSimmons" have appeared on Ultimate Spider-Man in the past, all voiced by their respective MCU actors. Hopefully, future episodes of Avengers: Secret Wars will see more MCU veterans show up.
Along with the return of Peggy Carter, the images from this episode prove that Howard Stark will suit up alongside his son. The two Stark men have long had a contentious relationship, and they've had quite a complex history on Avengers Assemble as well. Despite the tension, it's hard to deny how fun it will be seeing both Starks suit up and head into battle alongside Peggy and Steve.
Avengers: Secret Wars airs this Sunday, December 3 at 8:30am EST on Disney XD.