Hayley Atwell Reckons Captain America Totally Told Peggy About Kissing Her Great-Niece

This would have been awkward!

Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter finally got their happy ending in Avengers: Endgame when Steve went back in time to live out his days with the love of his life. But when Steve went back to Peggy he had little bit of explaining to do…

Let’s go back to the beginning.

Steve met S.H.I.E.L.D. founder Peggy in Captain America: The First Avenger and they proceeded to fall in love over the course of the film (and who wouldn’t fall in love with Chris Evans, let’s be honest).

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However, the pair’s relationship comes to a tragic end when Steve seemingly dies after crashing a ship into the Arctic.

When Captain America’s frozen body is finally discovered it’s many years later and while Steve’s still young and hot, Peggy has aged and lived a full life.

She later dies in Captain America: Civil War, breaking Steve’s heart.

Later on in Civil War, however, Steve shares a kiss with Peggy’s great-niece Sharon Carter, which is a little awkward if you think about it.

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So, when Steve went back in time in Endgame, would he have told Peggy? Hayley Atwell thinks so.

The actress, who played Peggy in the MCU films and her own TV show, told IGN, “Probably, in a very awkward way, that probably meant there was a domestic. Words were said, voices may have risen.”

However, she doesn’t think the kiss would have been a dealbreaker for Peggy, “Wouldn’t that be hilarious? If they had a proper argument about it and she just slams the door and he goes off fishing for the weekend or something, I don’t know.”

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She added that it would have probably been quite funny rather than dramatic, “Because it’s the ’40s I think it can have such a beautiful, wholesome, kind of screwball comedy tone to it, rather than a soap opera.”

It’s good to know the pair can survive the awkward “sorry I kissed your great-niece” situation.

Atwell will return to the MCU in the new animated series What If…? where she’ll reprise her role as Peggy. In the show, alternate realities are explored, so, in this case, Peggy will receive the super-soldier serum instead of Steve, who will instead use an Iron Man suit made by Howard Stark.

Chris Evans, however, isn’t confirmed to be returning as the voice of Steve so there is a chance his role will be recast.

Kevin Feige Confirms The Eternals Differs From The Comics And Features An Openly Gay Superhero

"He's married, he's got a family, and that is just part of who he is."

Kevin Feige has confirmed that Valkyrie won’t be the only queer superhero in the MCU and that The Eternals will feature their own openly gay character.

It was rumoured for some time that The Eternals would feature an openly gay superhero when Feige told io9 earlier this year he wants all fans to see themselves represented on the screen.

“Well it’s accurate in that we’ve talked about [it for] a long time… You look at the success of Captain Marvel and Black Panther.

“We want the movies to reflect the audience and we want every member of our global audience to see themselves reflected on the screen. And that’s what we’ve been doing for a long time. And certainly, that’s what we’re focusing on going forward.”

Now, Feige has made the news official at the D23 Expo, but didn’t reveal which character he was talking about. He told Good Morning America in an interview, “He’s married, he’s got a family, and that is just part of who he is.”

What’s interesting to note is that The Eternals comics have never featured an LGBTQ character so they’re changing the storyline to be more inclusive. Not only that, but the cast of the film is also quite diverse.

The film stars Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff (who will star as the MCU’s first deaf superhero), Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington, Barry Keoghan and Gemma Chan returns to the MCU as Sersi, not as Minn Erva, the character she played in Captain Marvel. Chloé Zhao will direct the movie which is expected to be released on November 6, 2020.

Avengers: Endgame co-director Anthony Russo appeared in the film as a gay character, but as the role was so small there was a lot of backlash.

Zach Barack became the first trans actor to appear in an MCU film when he starred in Spider-Man: Far From Home, however, this was also quite a small background part.

Tessa Thompson, who plays Valkyrie, was confirmed by Feige as the first openly LGBTQ character, however, the scene that would have confirmed this in Thor: Ragnarok was cut.

Thompson revealed at Comic-Con in July that Valkyrie, as the king of New Asgard, “needs to find her queen.” So, it’ll be interesting to see how that plays out in Thor: Love and Thunder.

Marvel Releases Poster For Black Widow And Reveals The First Look At Red Guardian

It looks so good!

A Black Widow concept art poster has been released at Disney’s D23 Expo and showcases Natasha Romanoff’s (Scarlett Johansson) new costume as well as the first look at Red Guardian (David Harbour) and the new villain Taskmaster.

The movie, which is set for release on May 1, 2020, started filming earlier this year and was only officially confirmed at Comic-Con last month.

It’s believed the movie is set between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War and will focus on Natasha going head-to-head with the Red Room program that trained her to be an assassin.

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The film also stars Florence Pugh and Rachel Weisz, who also play Black Widows from the program and are named Yelena Belova and Melina Vostokoff. David Harbour plays Red Guardian – basically the Soviet version of Captain America.

At this stage, we know Taskmaster is the main villain, but we don’t know who has been cast in the role.

Without a trailer, the poster gives us our first look at the characters in costume.

Andy Park, Marvel Studios Director of Visual Development, shared the poster on Instagram and wrote, “BLACK WIDOW!!! Official D23 poster I had the honor of painting.

“This character is very near & dear to me since this is like the gazillionth time I’ve concept designed/painted this iconic Avenger. What a cast, what a crew, this is gonna be a good one!”

Natasha is featured prominently at the front, then Yelena and Red Guardian are beside her with the other Black Widows and Taskmaster is seen above.

Fans were excited to get their first glimpse at the poster, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts:

Andy also shared another image of Black Widow and Taskmaster fighting, showing a little more of the villain.

Those who attended D23 were shown a short clip from the film, so hopefully, that becomes available for those of us who couldn’t attend as well.

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