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She was Cap’s main squeeze in Captain America: The First Avenger, and a fine job she did with it too. But it looks like we won’t be seeing Hayley Atwell back on the big screen as Peggy Carter in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Recently interviewed by TimeOut about her current role in the BBC’s Restless, Atwell confirms that she won’t be back for the sequel. Which sounds like it’s fine by her:

‘ “Captain America” was a commercial success, but it doesn’t come close to what was asked of me in “Restless” or [the imminent second series of Charlie Brooker’s satirical drama] “Black Mirror”.’

No big surprises here, though. With the action being moved into the present day, it was unlikely that there’d be any reason for Atwell to reprise her role as Peggy Carter. If that character appears at all, she’ll likely be played by an older actress. There was »

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