Another Marvel One-Shot Announced: And It’s Agent Carter

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If you’ve seen Captain America — and if you haven’t, stop reading this and go rent the DVD, it’s great — you’ll probably recall Hayley Atwell’s winning performance as the tough, unflappable, undeniably sexy Agent Carter.

What with Cap shooting forward into the present day, that could have left poor Peggy Carter out of future Marvel movies. At best she’d show up in flashbacks or in special ‘old lady’ makeup.

But rejoice, Peggy fans — she’s back in one of those Marvel one-shots that we’ve grown to love so much. It’s showing at SDCC this week but if, like me, you’re stuck on the other side of an inconvenient stretch of water and can’t make it there all is not lost. The short will be included on DVD and Blu-ray discs of Iron Man 3.

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Our friends at Entertainment Weekly have the full story, but just to whet your appetite here’s a quote from director Louis D’Esposito:

Not everyone can be frozen in ice from that period, so it was: How do we tell another Hayley Atwell story? It’s a year since Cap plunged into the ocean. And in our mind, we said there’s a few SSR offices. If you want to relate it to now, it’s like the OSS, the precursor to the CIA. The SSR is the precursor to S.H.I.E.L.D. There’s some satellite offices in New York and right now their primary concern is getting Zodiac. Zodiac in the books has been many many different things. We just want you to know it’s deadly, it’s important, bad guys are guarding it, and it’s imperative she gets it.

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Is this enough to push a few extra Iron Man 3 Blu-ray sales? Or are we all waiting for the inevitable Phase II briefcase in 2016?