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Did Captain America’s Hayley Atwell Just Get Her Own Marvel TV Show?

Cautiously Optimistic

We told you back in October that Hayley Atwell would love to reprise her role as Peggy Carter on the small screen, and today, the internet is ablaze with rumors that this awesomeness might actually be happening. Following in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s footsteps, Agent Carter could be the next show on Marvel’s docket. I’m shaking just thinking of all the retro cosplay opportunities that this show could bring us.

According to The Daily Mirror (yeah, we know) Atwell has officially agreed to star in Marvel’s newest TV venture, which would see Carter kicking butt and rocking the red lip back in the 40’s. Supposedly, this will be Marvel’s “big project of 2014,” and we should expect to see Agent Carter on our screens by the end of the year. That would mean we’d see Carter’s WWII-era antics a full year before Marvel’s Netflix series featuring Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and Iron Fist take shape.

If Peggy does get her own series, she’d be picking up where Phil Coulson left off, giving us the stories of the regular people that the superheroes of the Marvel universe leave in their wake. And don’t forget, not only is Carter a tough, Nazi-fightin’, non-spandex-wearing, superpower-free lady, but Atwell herself is also pretty amazing. After starring in her own Marvel short film, Atwell had the following to say about the lack of women in superhero films:

“Where are the women? Where are the women who are leading and not just the hot sex symbol in the tight outfits, or the aggressive ones with their sexy action sequences? Where are the ones that are battling with their own identity like Iron Man is? Or trying to make a difference in the forefront?”

Preach, Atwell. We’ve got our red-nailed fingers crossed that this rumor turns out to be true!

(via VirginMedia)

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Sam Maggs is a writer and televisioner, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Her first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will be out soon from Quirk Books. Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope 24 times when it first came out, so none of this is really her fault.