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Saturday 17 March 2018

Atwell keen for Captain America 2

Hayley Atwell would love to appear in the sequel
Hayley Atwell would love to appear in the sequel

Hayley Atwell has admitted she'd love to make a sequel to Captain America.

The British actress starred opposite Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger as love interest Peggy Carter, and revealed it would be "wonderful" to reprise her role.

Hayley said: "I haven't heard anything. There have been talks... there's a possibility.

She added: "I know they're either writing it now or they have written it by now, so I've moved on in another direction, but of course if they were to bring me back or ask if I was interested I'd definitely love to go back and revisit that role and develop her. That would be wonderful."

And the 29-year-old actress insisted she wasn't disappointed about not being part of Joss Whedon's Marvel comics extravaganza The Avengers.

She said: "There are fans of the comic and of Peggy and Steve's relationship that would probably want to see more of that, but for me as an actor it frees me up from a franchise. It frees me up creatively from being too established as one particular role, which gives me more creative freedom.

"At the moment I'm looking at it in that positive light, because I have to. I've got no choice."

Hayley admitted she enjoyed playing Peggy because director Joe Johnston made sure she wasn't just token female "totty"

She revealed: "He wanted to bring an emotional truth or a gravitas to it, so that she wasn't just the totty and she wasn't also the stereotype hard a**e. He likes intelligent, strong women. He's not intimidated by that, and I think that's what gives Peggy more weight."

::Captain America: The First Avenger is available on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Triple Play and DVD on Monday 5 December.

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