“Give Me A Movie!”: Hayley Atwell Wants Agent Carter To Get The Feature Film Treatment

In a sense, it would seem that Marvel hasn’t always known quite what they want to do with Agent Carter. The character, played by Hayley Atwell, had a significant role in “Captain America: The First Avenger;” appeared in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier;” got her own Marvel One Shot short (hey, how come they don’t do those anymore?); and of course, led two short short seasons of her own show on ABC. Even with all that, Agent Carter has always felt like a side player to the MCU. And when the series was recently canceled, with Atwell cast in the network’s “Conviction,” many fans were disappointed to see the character disappear, and it seems the actress isn’t quite done either.

Despite the character’s diminishing role in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe, Atwell has apparently been keeping the phone lines at Marvel busy, as she wants Agent Carter to get her own movie.

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“I don’t feel like I’ve said goodbye to her. She does still seem to live on a lot for the fans. And Marvel is still such a big part of my career, especially my professional family, that I would absolutely not rule out the idea of going back to Peggy at some point, seeing her in other avenues. I love her, and I hope that she has a life elsewhere at another time,” the actress told CBR.

“I hound [Marvel Studios co-president Louis] D’Esposito on a regular basis, saying, ‘Give me a movie!’ I think the great thing about Peggy is, we know from ‘Winter Soldier’ that she lives a long life, so she can come back,” Atwell added. “I’m banking on, when I’m in my fifties, I’m like, ‘This is the time. Let’s see what Peggy’s up to in this decade.’ ”

For now, the MCU is mostly linear, and they haven’t done the “Star Wars” thing of launching spinoffs to explore the younger years of characters — yet — to fill in narrative gaps, but never say never. Do you want to see Atwell get her own Agent Carter flick? Let us know in the comments. [via The Mary Sue]