Although she had sporadic appearances in the franchise, Hayley Atwell became of the veterans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on both big and small screens. She made her debut as Peggy Carter in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger. She later reprised the role in multiple Marvel projects, including the Agent Carter TV series in which played the lead role.
Agent Carter premiered on ABC in 2015. The first season aired eight episodes, and the second season, which premiered a year later, aired for 10 episodes. After two seasons, despite the positive critical response, the viewership fell, and ABC canceled the series after two seasons. Still, you know how fans think there are always more stories to tell, and Atwell now shared how she would like Season 3 to look if it ever happened.
“Assuming Endgame is canon? Ok, well, in my mind, Steve’s tired, and he wants to sit down, and he’s had quite a lot of time to gather a fantastic book of recipes because he’s a fantastic cook. Peggy’s busy, she’s not been waiting for him. She’s been busy, and she’s got things to do. And the great thing is, Cap’s cool with that because he’s a feminist. He’s not insecure about that. He lets her go off and live her best life and fulfill her truest potential because he knows the contribution that she’s got to make in the world, and that makes him even more attractive to her. That’s my premise.” — Hayley Atwell for Fandom Spotlite
Although her series ended its run after only 18 episodes, Hayley Atwell remained in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She voiced Captain Carter in the animated series What If…?, and she played a live-action variant of the character earlier this year in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It’s not known when and we’re going to see her again in the MCU, but there are definitely more stories to tell with either Agent or Captain Carter.
Next year we’ll watch Hayley Atwell as Grace in the upcoming movie Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One, and she’s already set to reprise the role in Part Two in 2024. Atwell was also confirmed to voice Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider animated series.