What Does The Future Hold For Captain America's Peggy Carter?

Hayley Atwell kind of got the short end of the stick from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While she was fantastic as Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger, she also got left behind in the 1940s when the titular hero was frozen in ice for 70 years. A deleted scene from The Avengers reveals that her character is still alive, but it's unclear at this point how she will fit into Marvel's future plans, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier having both Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow and Emily VanCamp's as Agent 13 a.k.a. Sharon Carter as its female leads.

But fret not because it seems as though there might still be a future for Atwell in the expansive franchise after all. Speaking with The Age (via Bleeding Cool), the actress not only confirmed that she will have a role in the Captain America sequel in some capacity, she also said that fans have been clamoring to see more of Peggy Carter in the live-action Marvel movies, and it could result in a special treat for those attending this year's San Diego Comic Con. Said Atwell,

"There's been an online campaign for Peggy to be featured. People really liked her. So Marvel have made sure that as part of Comicon [sic] there will be a little kind of snapshot as to what Peggy's actually really capable of, which was finished here and which was great fun. Hopefully, it will lead to other things."

What that "snapshot" will be remains unclear. It's worth noting that Marvel has started making short films as part of their One-Shot series, with titles like Item 47 (on The Avengers Blu-ray), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To Thor's Hammer (on the Captain America: The First Avenger Blu-ray) and The Consultant (on the Thor Blu-ray). Could this be what she meant? We'll have to wait until July when the festivities begin to find out.

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