Viewers may have said goodbye to Agent Carter when ABC axed it after two seasons, but Hayley Atwell is certainly not ready to say farewell to her beloved Marvel character.
"I don't feel like I've said goodbye to her. She does still seem to live on a lot for fans. Marvel is still such a big part of my career and I suppose my professional family, but I would absolutely not rule out the idea of going back to Peggy at some point, seeing her in other avenues," Atwell told reporters after a panel at the 2016 TCA Summer Press Tour for her new ABC series Conviction. "I love her and I hope that she has a life elsewhere in another time."
Carter's involvement with Conviction came about before Agent Carter was officially canceled. According to Atwell, there were conversations about how she would be able to do both shows, or a special for Agent Carter, or even Agent Carter would be canceled and Conviction wouldn't make it to series.
"It was very much up in the air and I was able to let that go. I'm quite good at letting go that which is not in my control and once I have no choice I just get on with it and I was back to being an actor for hire…that's sort of how I always see myself, that also means I'm always starting again, I'm always learning new things," she said.
But is there still a chance for an Agent Carter special?
"I'd love them to be. I hound [co-president of Marvel Studios] Louis D'Esposito on a regular basis saying, ‘Give me a movie,'" she said. "I think the great thing about Peggy is we know from the Winter Soldier that she lives a long life, so she can come back. I'm thinking—I'm banking on when I'm in my 50s, let's see what Peggy's up to in this decade."
Conviction premieres Monday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. on ABC.