Chris Evans wasn’t the only star to break out in “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Hayley Atwell impressed as Agent Peggy Carter. Now sources including Deadline are reporting the character might return in Marvel’s expanded TV universe.
Atwell reprises her role in Agent Carter, a one-shot on the “Iron Man 3″ Blu-ray. It releases Tuesday, which happens to be the same day Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D debuts on ABC. I’m still pinching myself in disbelief that a Joss Whedon S.H.I.E.L.D show is happening, now the TV universe may expand even further.
We don’t know yet if Atwell would return for the TV adaptation. I certainly hope so, as she’s the actress viewers now identify with the character. Disney has big plans for Marvel Comics’ huge character stable. If it can succeed with relatively minor characters such as Carter and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, there may be no limit to what it can do with the likes of The Avengers.