Marvel has dominated the film industry for the past few years. The Avengers is now the highest grossing film ever and all of its other films do pretty well at the box office. Joss Whedon has been working on the TV series Agents Of Shield which will follow non superhero characters as the battle the strange and unusual across the world. Now it has been announced that Peggy Carter from Captain America who was portrayed by Haley Atwell is going to appear in her own TV series.
An extra on the DVD of Iron Man 3 showed a short film of Peggy Carter in action. Haley Atwell is set to reprise her role of Peggy Carter despite being an older version of herself in Captain America: The Winter Solider. Other than expanding the Marvel universe further having a female to be the lead role in a tv series is good news. There are not that many female superheroes and the ones portrayed on screen so far have not been done in a way to suggest they lead the film. Like Black Widow in Iron Man 2 and The Avengers was a supporting character and I cannot see her getting her standalone film any time soon,
There are not many lead roles for women in films and especially not in television, Women actors always seem to be part of the supporting cast. The fact Atwell will be the lead in this new TV series may push for standalone female super hero movies. There is already a rumor of a Ms Marvel film in the works. The premise of the show is currently unknown simply because it is early days but I think it will likely be a prequel to Agents Of Shield and may set up further films in the Marvel universe. Agent Carter will likely be fighting super natural forces as well as the threat of communism in this new TV show which will likely be set a few years after the second world war.
What do you think of this show being made? Are you excited to see a female character lead for once? Please comment and thanks for reading.