Season two of Marvel’s Agent Carter premiered earlier this month. Recently, The Hollywood Reporter sat down with the ABC series’ star Hayley Atwell to discuss the second season and what’s next for Agent Carter.
In season two, Agent Peggy Carter relocates from New York City to Los Angeles, where she continues her work with the Strategic Scientific Reserve.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Atwell said season two will continue to explore the sexism prevalent in the post-WWII era, but the new season will also explore issues of racism:
This season also touches upon race as another issue because her love interest in African-American Jason Wilkes (Reggie Austin). I have been told that Peggy Carter had the first interracial kiss in the comic books, therefore their interracial relationship is taken directly from the comic books. It shows that what Peggy is attracted to, with Sousa who is disabled, Captain America who went through adversity to get to where he is, and Jason Wilkes who is a minority who has to fight so much, she is attracted to strength of character and the underdog.”
Atwell added that she would love to see Peggy gain superpowers in the series’ future:
I would love Peggy to become some kind of superhero with powers, and be the biggest badass she can be. It’s difficult because she’s in the ’40s, so to have her be with the Avengers, she’d be in her ’90s. She wouldn’t really be in her prime. [Laughs.] But what would be really sweet is, since she’s so close to Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), it would be lovely to see her relationship with the baby Tony Stark, the toddler Tony Stark. She would probably have a huge influence on him at the time. I’d love to see Peggy babysitting the future Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.).”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Marvel’s Agent Carter? Would you like to see Peggy with superpowers? What kind of superpowers?