Losing Steve Rogers may have been a blow for S.S.R. Agent Peggy Carter, but obviously her story didn't just end after Captain America: The First Avenger. Continuing the popular tradition of releasing one-shot shorts about supporting characters, Marvel Studios is bolstering the Blu-ray release of Iron Man 3 with Agent Carter, the fourth one-shot in the series and the first to be based on the Captain America franchise, and Hayley Atwell is very much the star of this particular story.
Previous shorts include the two Agent Coulson adventures, "The Consultant" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer," and the post-Avengers bank heist tale "Item 47." The one-shots are a fun way to flesh out the universe and to give insight into what characters get up to when the main heroes aren't hogging the spotlight.
"Agent Carter" was screened at San Diego Comic-Con 2013, but if you were unable to make it to the convention then a clip from the film has made its way online ahead of the Iron Man 3 DVD and Blu-ray release. In the scene above, Carter finds herself in the office of her chauvinistic boss, Agent Flynn (Bradley Whitford), and intercepts a call regarding the mysterious 'Zodiac'. Thrilled at the opportunity to get away from her dull desk job and into the fray of a mission, Carter heads out to investigate alone, which means taking on a couple of unsuspecting thugs.
Steve Rogers may now be firmly planted in modern times, but casting news and set photos have shown that a reunion with Peggy Carter isn't off the table for him. In addition to getting her own one-shot Carter will also make an appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, though unfortunately she's probably not going to be getting into many fist fights in that movie. Dominic Cooper has also mentioned shooting additional scenes as Howard Stark, and it's now fairly safe to assume that he was referring to his role in "Agent Carter" rather than a Captain America: The Winter Soldier cameo.
Are you happy to see Peggy Carter back in action, and has the "Agent Carter" clip persuaded you to pick up Iron Man 3 when it's released on home video?
Agent Carter will be released as an extra on the Blu-ray edition of Iron Man 3 on September 24, 2013.
Thor: The Dark World is out in theaters on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014, The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on November 6, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6 2016, July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.