Hayley Atwell has discussed her future within the MCU as Captain Carter. During Awesome Con in Washington D.C (courtesy of Fandom Spotlite), Atwell revealed that she had “no news” on whether Captain Carter would make a return to the MCU. She said that she “would love to feel that if Marvel did find a home for her that it’s a home that feels worthy of her in terms of evolution as a character and development as a character.”
Atwell is best known for playing Agent Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger and its sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier. She later appeared in Avengers: Endgame. She even starred in the lead role of Agent Carter – a show subsequently cancelled after two seasons.
To be given the experience to play the role, Atwell described it as “the most incredible opportunity to hone my particular craft in this franchise. And I want more to do, because I feel that fans deserve that.” Atwell continued that she wanted “everyone to realize her value and the same way that, essentially, her own self-esteem and dignity comes from that sense of she knows her worth.”
Captain Carter is a multiverse version of Peggy’s character. In What If…?, Peggy received the super serum instead of Steve Rogers. Atwell later portrayed Captain Carter for a small live-action cameo in Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness.
Atwell added that her character “doesn’t need validation. But there is one thing that she deserves, which is agency in the world. And that can’t come until certain people in positions of power – namely the men – cede their power and offer her that platform. I’d like her to have that opportunity because then I feel like I have something… much more interesting to offer you guys.”
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