Hayley Atwell (via fyeahlilbit2point0)
A chorus of angels just began singing….
I gotta just stop for a second and read this again and have a big dopey grin on my face because, goddamn, Marvel, you are doing it RIGHT. Ten years ago, no studio would have done SHIT for Peggy Carter post-movie, but Marvel’s going, “What’s that? You liked her lots and thought she was interesting? Here, HAVE A TINY MOVIE.”
Plus, you seem to be continuing making efforts to diversify your casting by bringing in characters like Sam, and bringing back Heimdall and Rhodey (in the biggest role he’s had in an Iron Man film with 3), and you’re courting Zoe Saldana for Guardians and continue to take original character back stories that have a bit of a sexist tinge to them now (a bunch of your females were models or actresses or nurses, and Betty Ross was just the general’s daughter) and making them scientists (Sue, Betty, Jane, and Jean Gray) while still keeping some characters with their original back stories (Mary Jane is still an actress) because you seem to get that women can have ALL KINDS OF CAREERS.
You not only handed Pepper Potts Stark Enterprises, but you never, ever played the “the business is failing and Pepper is blamed” card. In fact, you have always played, “Pepper is fucking awesome at business and life card.”
You also cast Sitwell with a Latino actor without making some big thing of it (same as you cast Hemidall), and you went with Ult!Fury and Samuel L. Jackson and every time you’ve put a woman in a dangerous situation, she’s gotten to save herself in one way or another (and sometimes just straight up completely).
You all don’t always bat 1000, but you seem to be aiming for it like crazy, and I really appreciate the hell out of that.
I have no gifs to properly express this emotion.
I adored Peggy in “Captain America” — and yet I missed this too. It was already my favorite scene in the film, but now I have even more reasons for loving it.
((I think everyone misses the fact that Peggy is running towards the grenade as well, Steve just gets there first. That’s why I love Peggy, that’s why Steve loves Peggy. They’re both unselfish and brave, and that’s what makes them great and great for each other.))
I already adored her at this point, but this is the scene that cemented it. The biggest pity about the timeskip is no more Peggy, who is the absolute best.
“I didn’t grow up reading comic books. I didn’t have too much interest in them. It’s been kinda coincidental that I’ve made so many comic book films.” -Chris Evans
I like how it’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Thor: The Dark World” and then Iron Man is just like, fuck the bullshit, we’re just callin’ this thing “Iron Man 3”.
Because a secondary title would imply it’s also about something other than Iron Man. And we all know how well that would work out.
I’m surprised people are not talking about this, it’s fuckin AWESOME. I posted about it before and I’ll post about it again but it’s just amazing, I adore Anthony Mackie and he will be a great Sam Wilson. So freakin cool.
Anthony Mackie is confirmed as Sam Wilson, the Falcon, In Captain America 2: Winter Soldier. Glad to see more Black Superheroes getting into the movies.
CRIES FAVORITE CHARACTER FAVORITE
niiiiiiiiice. so excited for this
The Marvel casting news has been pretty great lately. But this may be my favorite announcement, because Sam Wilson rules.