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Hayley Atwell Confirms: The Next Marvel Short is About Peggy Carter



Hayley Atwell says Peggy Carter can do “everything Captain America can do but backwards, in high heels,” and we’ll get to see exactly what happened to her after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger. Or we will if we manage to get into that big hall at Marvel Entertainment’s San Diego Comic Con presentation this summer. Otherwise, we’ll have to wait until the DVD release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. So… that’s a really long time.

Atwell confirmed that she’d filmed the short, previously only rumored, to The Big Issue.

Fans of [Captain America: The First Avenger] really wanted to find out what happened to Peggy afterwards, so Marvel are also making a short film, which is basically ‘What Peggy Did Next’, which will be shown at Comic-Con and be on the DVD extras of the second film. So as well as doing a bit in the new film, I’ve got a whole new spin-off short film. It has been great to be back in training with the stunt co-ordinators, kicking some butt again.

Peggy Carter in a buttkicking Marvel short? Yes, please. It seems Atwell also elaborated on her role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, though The Big Issue doesn’t quote her. According to them, she’ll be appearing in “flashbacks,” a fact that apparently kept her from even realizing that Robert Redford, playing a present-day S.H.I.E.L.D. commander, is in the movie. As a great lover of Redford, Atwell immediately resolved to use her set privileges to “stalk” him.

Now it’s all over but the waiting for the short, since the vast majority of people won’t be able to see it until late next year. I mean, except for the bad cellphone recording of the SDCC panel that gets taken down immediately but not after tens of thousands of people have watched it.

(The Big Issue via MTV Splashpage.)

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