There is a long-standing military term that goes “loose lips sink ships.” Well, if Hollywood was run like the military, Stanley Tucci would be in line for a court-marshall and Hayley Atwell might be in line for a Silver Star.
It was less than a month and a half ago that Hayley Atwell disappointed Peggy Carter fans by breaking the news that the character would not be returning for the Captain America: The First Avenger sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. At the time, the news made sense because the sequel would be set in the present day, which would make Peggy at least 90 years old, a stretch (or at least an extensive make-up job) for the 30-something Atwell to pull off.
However, we have new information that might prove that Atwell was engaging in a cunning display of subterfuge at that time. Because her First Avenger co-star (and post-filming friend) Stanley Tucci told a very different story than Atwell.
In an interview with Collider promoting Jack the Giant Slayer, when asked if he was getting a cameo as Prof. Erskine, Tucci let slip that Atwell WAS coming back for a cameo.
No, they haven’t, unfortunately. I’m really sad. I know that Hayley is going back to do a flashback scene, but I have not been asked.
The matter-of-fact way Tucci tells us that Peggy will have a flashback in the film lends veracity to the statement. Add to that the fact that if the Winter Soldier is in fact Bucky like he is in the comic books, and if Emily Van Camp is playing Sharon Carter as she is rumored too, flashbacks and Peggy Carter need to be part of the film.
We’ll see who is telling the truth on April 4, 2014.