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‘My Younger Self Would Faint’: Hayley Atwell Reacts to Captain Carter’s Gruesome Death in Doctor Strange 2

Hayley Atwell Reacts to Captain Carters Gruesome Death in Doctor Strange 2

While Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness continued the trend of Multiversal cameos that started in Spider-Man: No Way Home, creating multiple theories about Reed Richards and the X-Men’s future in the MCU, the presence of Captain Carter, played by Hayley Atwell, was unique but equally crucial.

Hayley Atwell at Doctor Strange Red Carpet
Hayley Atwell

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During the short and ultimately violent Illuminati segment from Doctor Strange 2, Atwell’s Captain Carter holds the shield – and a jetpack – against the Scarlet Witch, just nine months after being introduced to fans in Marvel Studios’ animated series What If…? She recently opened up about her experiences involving Doctor Strange 2.

“I imagine my younger self hearing that and fainting” – Hayley Atwell

Captain Carter in Doctor Strange 2
Hayley Atwell as Agent Carter

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Hayley Atwell highlighted her role as Captain Carter in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in a recent interview at Awesome Con 2022. When asked if she ever believed her little role in the first Captain America film would lead to her appearing as a superhero in a big MCU picture, the actor said that she first thought of her part as just another day at the office, but that she is now proud of the achievement.

“I imagine my younger self hearing that and fainting. There was no expectation because, of course, this was before a time when Marvel is what it is now. And Captain America: The First Avenger started to build up this new phase of Marvel, so there was always a risk. Every time as an actor you do a job. There are so many other factors involved, you never know how it’s going to be received. So when we filmed it, it was for me, I was like, ‘Okay. I’m just going to work.’ And I loved the experience but then beyond that, the films belong to you. You decide what they mean to you.”

“We set out to do something that would delight the audience and here you are years later still being part of the experience. It’s very much down to your support of it. So I thank you for that.”

Doctor Strange 2 Multiverse of Madness
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

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Atwell expressed her gratitude for the opportunity and thanked the audience for helping her realize her aspirations. Even though Captain Carter has only been a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since August of 2021, Atwell has had a long, although irregular, run as Peggy Carter, whom she has played at various ages and in various mediums.

Source – Fandom Spotlite 

Written by Varshit Sharma

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