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I'd Call It 'Jello On Springs': Marvel's Agent Carter Might Get Her Own TV Series

By Joanna Robinson | Trade News | September 19, 2013 | Comments ()


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As I mentioned earlier today, I think the original Thor film is the weakest movie in the Avengers franchise. And while Iron Man has a clear advantage, there’s really only one reason Captain America edged past Thor.That would be the lovely, the talented, the devastatingly gorgeous Haley Atwell as Agent Carter. Chris Evans is fine. Chris Evans is great. But in Agent Carter we got a female counterpart that, in my mind, put Pepper Potts and Jane Foster to shame.

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So the first bit of great news is that folks who purchase the upcoming Iron Man 3 Blu-ray will be treated to an Agent Carter short film co-starring Atwell, Bradley Whitford and Dominic Cooper. Or, you know, if you’re so inclined, you can see it here.

But the even better news is that Marvel Studios is considering creating a TV series based around Agent Carter. I imagine the likelihood of that series will depend entirely on the success of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. But any chance at more Atwell is fine by me. She’s simply the best. She’ll appear (to break our hearts) in the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Let’s hope that’s not the last we see of her.

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  • AshBookworm

    This is great. The end of the first Captain America movie and the separation of Peggy and Steve, always makes me so sad. So happy that Peggy, while grieving, still manages to get on with her life and kick arse! Wonder if her promotion here will factor into CA2.

  • foolsage

    I absolutely loved that the romance was tragic; it made Cap a more compelling character. Anyhow, there's always Peggy's niece, Sharon Carter… ;)

  • John W

    I wouldn't say no to an Agent Carter show.

  • BWeaves

    Why is everyone squashed skinny in that video?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I think it was taped off a tv screen.

  • Fredo

    Hayley is extremely attractive, but what I loved about Agent Carter was that she was more than just a pretty face. She was a key part in the story as an equal to Steve, before and after his transformation. And while attractive, it was her skills that were in use.

    So yes, more of Agent Carter (and more of Hayley Atwell) is fine with me.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Speaking of "jello on springs", the story goes that Billy Wilder removed the lift on the heel of one of Marilyn Monroe's pumps to make her wiggle even more noticeable. And they sewed her into the performance dresses that were intentionally made to make her look naked but for sequins. We really need to watch it again.

  • Ian Fay

    I've had a pretty sizable crush on her since the otherwise fairly unremarkable Pillars of The Earth mini-series.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    When they revealed that CA was in our present, I felt the same loss for Agent Carter as I did when I realized Darth Maul was really dead. I'm glad to know she'll be back with us.

  • I would watch an Agent Carter series, even if all Hayley Atwell ever did was sit in a chair. My goodness, the hotness of that woman.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Neat little movie. Reminds me (in a good way) of some superhero fan films my friends have made. (Though they can't swing the excellent animated closing credits.)

    Mmm, Dominic Cooper. He's right behind Karl Urban in my book.

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    Um... What's he doing behind Karl Urban? Are they both naked? Does your book have pictures? I'm asking for a friend.

  • $6950553

    I'm glad. The 40s setting and her character were two of the main aspects that I liked about Captain America, his first movie. I realize they had to move him into the future in order to fulfill their Avengers plans but I wish they could have left him back there. This seems like the next best thing.

  • Sean

    I think a retro late 40s/early 50s superhero show would be great actually. Atwell being fairly gorgeous is just a bonus . I would actually rather see that than the SHIELD show. Heroes for Hire screams TV show as well.

  • NateMan

    I would pay seriously good money for a Heroes for Hire TV show or movie. One where Luke Cage and Danny Rand are people rather than caricatures. They've both been pretty well developed in the last few years and I think they could do a lot.

  • Ian Fay

    There's several good episodes with them of the Avengers cartoon (the one that was unceremoniously cancelled for the new, less good one).

  • Sean

    My 10 and 7 yr old nephews hate the new one. Their favorite superhero cartoon is the best of them all...Paul Dini's Batman. I bought them the box set a few yrs ago. They watch it all the time.

  • NateMan

    Agreed. And dear God does that new one suck. They tried to dumb it down for younger audiences, but what works for Ultimate Spider-man does not in any way work for this Avengers show.

  • calliope1975

    I continue to try and give it a chance but it is just not good. Maybe if I'd never seen EMH. But I have. So, no.

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