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Two weeks ago Deadline picked up on a story Marvel was considering expanding upon their recent television venture of Agents of SHIELD with an Agent Carter series. Something similar to what we saw in the Agent Carter short featured on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray/DVD.

That short starred Hayley Atwell, who portrayed Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger and will reprise the role in a flashback sequence for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, she confirmed with Digital Spy.

Atwell was also asked if she saw the news of a potential Agent Carter series,

I read about that too. The one-shot was so successful, the fanbase were like, ‘We want more of Peggy!’. I think Marvel probably take that very seriously, and it’s certainly something I would be a part of doing. I’d be interested to show different sides of Peggy.

All right, so Atwell’s on board! Let’s just get some more momentum behind this thing and it might happen! After all, Agents of SHIELD was born of the far less popular Marvel short, Item 47.

Atwell is also well aware of the lack of women characters taking the lead in this steady influx of superhero movies, adding,

Where are the women? Where are the women who are leading and not just the hot sex symbol in the tight outfits, or the aggressive ones with their sexy action sequences? Where are the ones that are battling with their own identity like Iron Man is? Or trying to make a difference in the forefront?

There were a couple of articles that the producer of the Marvel one-shot sent me last month about that very question. Journalists were going, ‘Where are these women?’ and, ‘We want them, we actually want them’, which is wonderful for me, because that hopefully means more time to play those parts.

Me too, Hayley. I’d love to not only have more Agent Carter, but more of Marvel’s impressive roster of female characters make it to big or small screen. I’m not picky!

Would you tune in for an Agent Carter series? What about her role in The Winter Soldier? What part could she play in a flashback?

Source: Digital Spy

Category: Comics, Film, TV

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