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Okay, So Maybe Hayley Atwell Is in Captain America: The Winter Soldier?


A month ago, Hayley Atwell told an interviewer that she would not be returning for Captain America: Winter Soldier, and just a few weeks ago we heard that Emily VanCamp had been tapped for the role of Sharon Carter, the niece of Atwell’s Peggy Carter.

But it seems perhaps that Peggy Carter may not be as absent from Captain America: Winter Soldier as Atwell implied.

Collider happened to be interviewing Stanley Tucci about his upcoming Jack the Giant Slayer, and naturally asked a few questions about his experience on Captain America: The First Avenger (where he portrayed Dr. Erskine), and whether he’d been asked to return for flashbacks or anything like that.

No, they haven’t, unfortunately.  I’m really sad.  I know that Hayley is going back to do a flashback scene, but I have not been asked.

We never saw Atwell’s actual words when she confirmed to TimeOut that she wouldn’t be returning for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It may be that she was simply confirming that she would not be playing the movie’s leading lady. Or maybe Stanley Tucci is mistaken? Or maybe she was asked to do the scene only recently?

In any case, it means we can’t rule out seeing Ms. Atwell in some capacity in Winter Soldier, and that the movie is likely to scratch many a WWII era flashback itch. The First Avenger was not a movie that had a lot of room for a fully-fledged female lead, but it made the time anyway (granted, this should not be an exemplary quality in a movie, but we live in the world we live in). I’m definitely looking forward to seeing Peggy Carter again, no matter how briefly.

(via Collider.)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=501983222 Matt Graham

    I would have liked to see her take on the role of Agent 13. It would have been fun playing with the makeup and hair and fashion of the WW2 period and the modern day, and playing off of the ancestry.

  • Anonymous

    Flashback would be good. Or use some prosthesis to have Sharon meeting “Grandma Peggy” in a brief scene.

  • Rizz Rustbolt

    Or maybe they were trying to keep it a secret and Tucci spilled the beans.

    Mmm… Beans.

  • WonderScott

    I hope the casting changes as I would really, really, really like to see Haley back as Sharon. She was one of the best parts of the film and she’d be fierce as the Captain’s contemporary.

  • http://www.facebook.com/winter.crawley Dara Crawley

    that’s such an old troupe…”I’m X descendent who looks exactly the same”

  • WonderScott

    Yeah, but that doesn’t bother me so much. It may be an old trope to comic fans who know the lore of Captain America, but not as much to “civilians” and casual moviegoers. I’m basing it more on Atwell doing an enjoyable job and wanting to see her as an actress explore the Carter legacy as a new character. She may look like Peggy, but she’s not and it makes an interesting situation for Steve Rogers.