Hayley Atwell has been playing Peggy Carter ever since Captain America: The First Avenger came out. Her introduction as Agent Carter became significant for both the actress and the character as fans immediately fell in love with her and the dynamics she shared with Steve Rogers. Her recent appearance in Doctor Stange in the Multiverse of Madness showed her character as Captain Carter and the holder of the shield.
While her character met a brutal end at the hands of the Scarlet Witch, Atwell claimed that she would have liked to do things somewhat differently. Claiming that she would like to take Peggy in a different direction altogether.
Hayley Atwell Talked About Where She Would Want To See Peggy Carter
Captain Carter first got introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s What If… which showed a version of the character who took the super serum instead of Steve Rogers. Her live-action debut came into being with the sequel of Doctor Strange. Her character was rather well-received and while Wanda kills her just as quickly, Hayley Atwell wanted more from Peggy Carter.
“It was definitely not, you know, the trajectory that I see for Peggy. I would definitely like her to have more to do. It’s so funny, because, you know, I did that 10 years ago, and I love her because I love the people, and you never know [if there could be more].”
While it is still unclear when Peggy Carter would return, the actress wants to see her character do more, fight more, and have a much bigger role within the MCU. Becoming a member of the Illuminati gave her a wider range of everything she can achieve in the franchise. Atwell stated that she would like to see where the character would go according to what Marvel and the audience would want.
Hayley Atwell Addresses The Future Of Peggy Carter
There has already been a hint of Captain Carter’s return in the second season of What If… which looks into expanding her parallel character’s story. Furthermore, the last time Agent Carter was seen was back in the 1940s with Steve Rogers in the aftereffects of Avengers: Endgame.
While there is still no clear idea as to what changed with the newly altered past, it could either be left as a plothole or be addressed later on in the future of the MCU.
Source: The Direct