Hayley Atwell's Marvel Visit Fuels Rumors of Peggy Carter's Return

After Agent Carter quietly ended its second season last year with series-low ratings, ABC announced the Marvel drama wouldn't return for a third. The cancellation of the fan-favorite series came as a surprise to many, including Marvel Television.

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As is so often the case nowadays, petitions from Agent Carter's cult following pleaded with Marvel to bring back Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter, whether through a film or a series renewal, but nothing ever came of the lobbying effort. However, new photos from Marvel Studios Co-President Louis D'Esposito are stirring renewed hopes among the Agent Carter faithful.

Look who came by to visit today. pic.twitter.com/mdIElLIEfQ

— Louis D'Esposito (@louisde2) July 31, 2017

Standing in front of one of my favorite murals with one of my favorite people, Hayley Atwell pic.twitter.com/xMqnx9eiaW

— Louis D'Esposito (@louisde2) August 1, 2017

Atwell has demonstrated that she's still invested in Peggy Carter, even lending her voice to the character for the animated Marvel's Avengers: Secret Wars.

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D'Esposito directed Atwell in the 2013 Marvel One-Shot Agent Carter that served as the springboard for the ABC drama, so it's possible the actress merely stopped by the Marvel Studios offices to visit a friend. However, some have already begun to speculate that Atwell could have a role in the 1990s-set Captain Marvel, alongside Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson.

We also can't discount comments made in June by Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland suggesting that the studio is looking to bring back Marvel One-Shots, the series of direct-to-video short films included from 2011 to 2014 as special features on Blu-ray releases.

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