Peggy Carter Reportedly Appearing in ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’
With the seventh and final season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. slated to go into the defense organization’s secretive origins, rumor has it that one of the founders, Peggy Carter, will be appearing on the show once more.
A new report from FandomWire suggests that Peggy Carter’s return will be tied to the seventh season’s time travel plot, which first sends the S.H.I.E.L.D. team into the distant past in order to evade the alien threat of the Chronicoms. While the time period that the team first arrives in is in the early 1930s (following the completion of the Empire State Building), when Carter would be a child (and not living in the United States), there’s nothing to prevent them from going forward in time to when she’s working as an operative for S.S.R., and later as a S.H.I.E.L.D. director.
The last time Peggy Carter (portrayed by Hayley Atwell) appeared on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was back in the show’s second season, in a couple of flashback sequences spread across two episodes. This led into the Agent Carter television series, set after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger, but that show was ultimately cancelled by ABC after two seasons. Worth noting, however, is an image shared by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actress Ming-Na Wen, which seems to reference one of Atwell’s co-stars on Agent Carter:
Enver Gjokaj portrayed Daniel Sousa, who throughout Agent Carter was heavily implied to become Peggy’s future husband that she mentioned in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (Viewers of Avengers: Endgame know that Steve Rogers got married to Peggy Carter in an alternate timeline, before she even met Sousa.) Since he did not appear in the movies, this suggests that other Agent Carter characters may appear in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., making it possible for the last season of ABC’s far more successful Marvel show to tie up the remaining loose ends left by its spin-off.
While the show largely wrapped a number of story elements up, it left the fate of one major character up in the air on a cliffhanger, which we have yet to see a resolution for. Since Avengers: Endgame features Carter in a handful of important scenes, and Atwell isn’t likely to be very busy with the future of Marvel Studios aside from her voice-over role in the animated Disney+ series What If…?, it seems like wrapping her story up is probably the best thing that they can do with this last outing of Phil Coulson and friends.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s seventh and final season will air sometime in 2020.
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