Agent Carter: Marvel TV Boss Wants Revival

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Hayley Atwell would be “very happy” to lead Agent Carter on a new mission — and Marvel TV would be very happy to accommodate her. There’s just one none-too-small factor standing in the way.

Someone needs to first step forward and offer a home for said TV-movie special (as Atwell has suggested) or whatever form the revival might come in.

Explaining the situation to TVLine in the wake of Atwell’s Aug. 4 comments, Marvel TV chief Jeph Loeb said that “unlike the movies,” Marvel’s small-screen division cannot simply greenlight a project without first knowing where it will play.

“[Marvel Studios schedulers] get to say, ‘In 2019, were going to bring you Captain Marvel,’ and when it shows up in a movie theater, [no theater owner] is going, ‘Whoa, hold on a second — we didn’t say that that was OK!'”

Instead, “What Marvel Television does every day is it connects with our partners — ABC, FX, Fox, Netflix, Freeform — and they tell us when they would like it. So the short answer is: Sure, if someone wants to call and say, ‘We want a two-hour Agent Carter for May 2017,’ boom. We’ll put together the greatest Agent Carter movie we can.” (For the record, Netflix has dismissed the idea of adding Agent Carter to its slate of Marvel series.)

And again, Loeb hopes to one day deliver a new mission for Peggy, especially since Atwell is demonstrably on board.

“Every person who’s reading this sat in a movie theater and saw Phil Coulson die in The Avengers, and we’re now about to start our 67th episode, on our way to 100 episodes, of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., none of which would have happened without Phil Coulson and Clark Gregg. I’m incredibly grateful that Hayley has been bold enough to say that she would love to play that part again. So… ‘I hope so’ is the short answer.”