Everyone wants to be Captain America, but only a few characters have risen to such lofty, inspiring ranks. While it was announced some time ago that Peggy Carter would be receiving the super soldier serum in lieu of Steve Rogers in the Disney+ What If…? animated series, we now have our first look at Peggy’s… Captain Britain?
That’s right, a photo taken at the D23 Expo today reveals what kind of armor Peggy will be sporting when she emerges as Marvel’s arbiter of truth, justice and ambiguous constitutionality. Steve Rogers won’t be left out, though. It was also confirmed at D23 that Steve will become Iron Man in the speculative series.
Peggy will once again be played by Haley Atwell, who first took up the role in Captain America: The First Avenger. Since then she has played the expert intelligence agent throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, like on the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter.
While she and Steve Rogers seemingly got their happy ending in Avengers: Endgame, Atwell’s Peggy has long been a fan-favorite character. Despite her canonical death in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the character continues to pop up in the MCU -- this time she’s got some rad armor and a sweet shield with a Union Jack on it. Not a bad upgrade.