Is Agent Carter on her way back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? It’s certainly looking that way.
The first piece of evidence surfaced the other week when a casting call for Avengers: Infinity War was revealed. The production was searching for 60s secretaries and engineers, leading many to believe that the character would return via flashback, which is very possible. Now, more fuel has been added to the fire thanks to a recent photo that Hayley Atwell, the actress who plays Peggy Carter, shared on Instagram this week.
Seen in the gallery below, the pic looks innocent enough on first glance, but when you take into account the facial tracking dots she’s wearing, which are used for motion-capture and stuff like de-aging and aging, it becomes more interesting.
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Of course, this is hardy confirmation that Agent Carter will be seen in Avengers 4, or in Infinity War, but given that the latter put out that intriguing casting call and the former is now shooting, it’s looking likely. This new photo from Atwell only strengthens our suspicions and at this point, we wouldn’t be surprised to see her show up in one, or even both of the upcoming Avengers movies.
After all, Peggy’s influence within the MCU is vast, given that she has a complex and long history with S.H.I.E.L.D., Howard Stark and Hank Pym – bridging the gap between Captain America, Ant-Man, The Wasp and Iron Man. She’s also the aunt of Sharon Carter, played by Emily VanCamp in the Captain America trilogy.
The recent casting call, indicating the inclusion of scenes set in the 1960s in a scientific setting, strongly suggests that Avengers: Infinity War may well feature a scene or two centred on this vital character. Fan speculation takes things one step further, too, and actually suggests that the involvement of the Time Stone may mean something a little more permanent for the tenacious S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.
Chalk that up as speculation for now, but one way or another, it seems we haven’t seen the last of Agent Peggy Carter.