by Eddie Wright
Last week, “Captain America: The First Avenger’s” Peggy Carter, Hayley Atwell let slip that she’d be appearing once again as Carter in “a little kind of snapshot” that will premiere at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. She said:
“There’s been an online campaign for Peggy to be featured. People really liked her. So Marvel have made sure that as part of ComicCon there will be a little kind of snapshot as to what Peggy’s actually really capable of, which was finished here and which was great fun. Hopefully, it will lead to other things.”
According to a report by ComicBookMovie and Comicbook.com, at the premiere of “Iron Man 3” Marvel Studios co-President and director of previous One-Shot, “Item 47,” Louis D’Esposito was asked about Marvel’s next potential short film. He said, “I’ve just done a couple of short films for Marvel that feature [a] female protagonist,” adding that, “…it’s still top secret, but we will be premiering it at Comic-Con.” The source of D’Esposito’s quote was not reported by either site, so this can’t yet be considered a full confirmation.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate!
Could this be the Peggy Carter film that Atwell was alluding to? Perhaps. But could this female protagonist simply be Black Widow or “Marvel’s The Avengers’” Maria Hill? Black Widow’s been waiting for her moment in the sun. Or could this female protagonist be a new character all together such as the long-rumored Wasp, the recently rumored Scarlet Witch, or someone else? What if the short features not Peggy Carter, but Sharon Carter, Peggy’s niece and secret agent/modern day Cap flame, Agent 13, played in “Winter Soldier” by Emily Van Camp. Or could it both Carter ladies? We don’t know. D’Esposito did say “a couple of short films” in that un-sourced quote… so maybe there are a few.
Atwell said that she will be involved in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” in some way, but we don’t yet know how. She said:
“They’re so tight, the Marvel family, and private. I can say that I am involved in some way in the second one. Just know that it’s not me being cryptic, it’s Marvel. They can just as easily kill me off if I threaten to tell the story before it’s time. They’re keeping it all under wraps.”