Back in 2013 Marvel released a one-part short film, Agent Carter, ahead of the release of Iron Man 3 Home Media in which Atwell reprises her role as Peggy Carter. The short film is set a year after the first Avengers and sees Peggy Carter on a post-war mission.
Directed by Joe Johnston and written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, it stars Chris Evans as Marvel comic-book character Captain America, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke and Stanley Tucci. During World War II, Captain America transforms to prevent the Red Skull from using the Tesseract as a source of energy for world domination. Marvel confirmed this when they unveiled Captain America 2’s title at San Diego Comic-Con, prompting applause from the audience as the title appeared in Hall H. The signal was that it was an adaptation of the Ed Brubaker story of The Winter Soldier, which brought Bucky Barnes and Sebastian Stan together to get up close and personal with Steve Rogers, a brainwashed assassin.
The Civil War story arose after the death of Captain America in an 18-issue story arc from Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting. It ended with Captain America being murdered by Sharon Carter, his then girlfriend, who was brainwashed to kill him. Marvel brought writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely in to flood the sequel with World War II flashbacks and other stories that land in the conspiracy genre – a unique take on the series that contrasts the war film elements of the original Captain America.
The characters needed for the assassination are all present, and fans expected the assassination of Captain America to survive the Civil War story. The biggest contrast between the stakes of the first Avengers and the guys Steve is now fighting is that the guys who appear on the same big screen as Steve and his opponent Tony Stark are foreign. Sure, Peter Parker is in a scene, but Spider-Man doesn’t do much in his first film, and he doesn’t play a big part either.
This is just part of the amazing Spider-Man comics that have made it into the film. The creators admit to using old Captain America storyboards and offer some fascinating ideas for the series, and we have glimpses of concepts that could make it into certain MCU movies. The plot in the comics explores what happens between Peggy Carter, Captain America and Steve Rogers.
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Part of the appeal of his work lies in the parallels between Captain America’s action adventure films set as Raiders of the Lost Ark and his visual effects as Art Director of Industrial Light Magic. One of the most iconic storylines in Steve Rogers: The Secret Empire has been tackled several times by Marvel Comics. First, Jack Kirby created one of the more interesting and classic storylines in Captain America: Falcon, which was shared with Captain America # 193-200 and has since been played in superhero comics.