Before she returns for next year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Hayley Atwell will reprise the role of World War II heroine Peggy Carter for the latest Marvel One-Shot Agent Carter, and Entertainment Weekly has debuted a poster and three stills from the upcoming short film ahead of its unveiling at the San Diego Comic-Con next weekend….
“First of all it’s a period piece. You have three fight scenes as opposed to Item 47, where we just had basically one action scene,” Marvel’s Louis D’Esposito tells EW. “We had five days – one more day than we did on Item 47 but I think it’s double in size. And also the visual style of it, that requires time. So there was pressure on us. I have people looking over my shoulder, looking at the watch saying, ‘Come on, you’re costing us a lot of money!’”
“It’s a year since Cap plunged into the ocean,” D’Esposito continues. “And in our mind, we said there’s a few SSR offices. If you want to relate it to now, it’s like the OSS, the precursor to the CIA. The SSR is the precursor to S.H.I.E.L.D. There’s some satellite offices in New York and right now their primary concern is getting Zodiac… Zodiac in the books has been many many different things. We just want you to know it’s deadly, it’s important, bad guys are guarding it, and it’s imperative she gets it.”
Agent Carter will be included as a special feature on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray, which is due to hit in September, and sees Atwell joined in the cast by fellow Captain America: The First Avenger star Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, along with Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) as Agent Flynn, Peggy’s bureaucratic boss.