Hayley Atwell is Ready for Peggy to Get Her Own Marvel Film and Will Do “Whatever It Takes” to Bring Back Agent Carter


During her panel at Orlando’s Megacon 2016, the fabulous (and sorely missed) Hayley Atwell wistfully spoke about what might have been — Agent Carter Season 3. Unfortunately, ABC foolishly cancelled the series just as it hit its prime, in favor of Conviction, that load of crap generic series you’ve seen a hundred times before.

As she intriguingly mentions, Carter‘s showrunners had plans to explore Peggy’s past and her family, possibly with an unexpected turn.

There was talk of season 3 going further back in her past, [maybe] a possible twist I suppose into the family. They suggested more like it would have to do more with my brother.”

Phew! We don’t need any other strange developments to our favorite characters…especially if Peggy gets a Marvel film. SAY WHAT? Yes, Hayley did mention that Carter’s founding of S.H.I.E.L.D. would be a great exploration for “my own movie.”

Fans also captured Hayley’s live reaction (she’d not heard the news) to that awful, new Captain America comic revelation.



But of the best reveals, Atwell affirmed she’s completely down with the rallying cry for Netflix — or any other network — to pick up Agent Carter.

Clearly, Hayley knows Peggy’s worth; come on Netflix, give us back our girl! Life just hasn’t been the same without her.


Via/see more of Atwell’s panel videos here and here.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over eight years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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  • Morgan Colin

    http://tinyurl.com/AgentCarterNetflix … petition at the link.

  • NateMan

    Netflix would be an excellent home for Carter. Not so sure about a feature film.

    • Because?

      • NateMan

        I think it’s a storyline that works better serialized than in a 140 minute movie. And I don’t think an Agent Carter movie would be a high enough priority to Disney/Marvel to rate the sort of Russo Brothers direction and writing it’d require to really be excellent.

        • I couldn’t disagree more. As she mentions, Peggy’s backstory and founding SHIELD is ripe for the telling. I always felt, watching the series, that I wanted episodes to continue. As for a director, I wouldn’t mind seeing a female at the helm. Michelle MacLaren, or even Nicole Perlman. If Wonder Woman turns out as good as it’s looking, Patty Jenkins.

          • NateMan


            You wanna fight about it?? 🙂 Absolutely agree about a woman doing the writing and directing. But part of the problem for me is that the writing of the series was always, well, like a B at best. It was cute and charming and fun but never much more than that. I love the characters, but the storylines worth never worth of them. And given that and the cult status of the show, I don’t think Disney will support it well enough.

          • http://i.imgur.com/sXSGcer.gif
            I feel like you’re basically making my point for me. AC was on ABC; that should tell you a lot of what you need to know about how lighthearted it was. And while mostly fluffy as a network series, I have no doubt good writers and the right director — never mind that they already have the most glorious Peggy we could ever hope for — could make an excellent Marvel film.

  • AbbySaurus

    YES PLEASE. Netflix, this is the plan. You get this movie thing going and I swear there will be an audience and then when you see that we love Peggy so much, you can start with the 3rd season. DO IT. I mean, if you don’t mind. Please. Come on.

    • omg your avi is different i was so thrown off for like 2 seconds

  • I like that Hayley is like “ya I’d work OT because it is clearly better than the gig I have now.” LET HER WORK OT guys. Some people love to work. It’s best we do what we can to make them happy

  • BiblioGlow

    I would LOVE an Agent Carter movie. Two hours of watching Hayley Atwell strutting around, being perfect and badass, with maybe a slightly darker storyline than in the show? Yes please. Her character was great in the first Captain America, her own movie would be even better.