Hayley Atwell Shares Her Disappointment With How Peggy Carter Was Portrayed In “Doctor Strange 2”

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Hayley Atwell, recognized for her portrayal of Peggy Carter in the MCU, has voiced her disappointment regarding her cameo appearance in “Doctor Strange 2”. During her promotional efforts for “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,” Atwell discussed her disappointment with how her character was depicted in the Marvel film “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”.

This article delves into Atwell’s comments, providing insights into her frustrations and comparing her experience with the animated series “What If…?”

Hayley Atwell’s Journey as Peggy Carter in the MCU

Hayley Atwell’s portrayal of Peggy Carter began in 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” and continued throughout the Infinity Saga, even spawning the spin-off series “Agent Carter.” Her character’s story arc culminated in “Avengers: Endgame,” where Steve Rogers and Peggy reunite. However, Atwell revealed that her appearances after “Endgame” did not provide the satisfaction she had hoped for.

Disappointment with the “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” Cameo

During an interview on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Atwell expressed her frustration with her cameo appearance in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”

She discussed the scene in which her character, Peggy, confidently declares, “I could do this all day,” only to be swiftly killed by a frisbee. Atwell mentioned that this portrayal did not serve Peggy’s character well, leaving her disappointed with the outcome. She also acknowledged that her sentiments were shared by the audience.

A More Fulfilling Experience with “What If…?”

Contrasting her disappointment with the live-action film, Atwell highlighted her positive experience working on the animated series “What If…?” In the series, Peggy’s character takes on the role of the super soldier instead of Steve Rogers.

Atwell explained that she felt she had more to do in the animated series, enjoying the freedom of using her voice as the primary instrument for her performance. She praised the series for providing her character with a complete arc and a leadership role within the Guardians of the Multiverse.

Atwell’s Comments

Hayley Atwell’s candid comments shed light on her frustrations with her cameo appearance in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”

As a beloved character in the MCU, she felt that the scene did not serve Peggy Carter well. In contrast, her work on the animated series “What If…?” provided her with a more satisfying experience. Fans can explore Atwell’s perspective by watching the linked video and gain insight into her thoughts on these different portrayals of Peggy Carter.