Probably the creepiest superhero scene ever took place in Captain America: Civil War. Of course, I’m referring to Steve Rogers and Sharon Carter sharing a passionate kiss at the funeral of her auntie, Peggy Carter. Yep, it was weird.
Obviously, fans were a little perturbed by this brash brand of tonsil hockey since Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter had been romantically linked in The First Avenger, and even after he had been defrosted he still had a kinship and close relationship with the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.
Hayley Atwell, who played Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, as well as making cameos in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Ant-Man, and Captain America: Civil War, has now chimed in on the matter, and she’s not very happy.
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When asked what Peggy Carter would have thought of Steve Rogers and Sharon Carter smooching, Hayley Atwell remarked, via Comic Book Movie, “Well, first of all she’d be turning over in her grave. She’d be like, ‘no.’ And she’d inject herself with the blue serum and become a super villain. She’d break out of her coffin and ground [Sharon]. She’d ground her. Then she’d kick Steve’s a** as well.”
After explaining how Peggy Carter would go rogue, evil, and turn into a fully-blow super-villain to stop Sharon and Steve from becoming lovers, Hayley Atwell then said what we were all thinking and insisted that it’s just plain old creepy.
“I just feel that, you know — I wouldn’t want to date my great aunt’s guy. It just feels like it crosses an incestuous boundary,” Hayley Atwell insisted. “And Peggy just died. That’s even more disrespectful, right? It’s like, ‘Don’t touch that. You can’t tap that!’ “
Unfortunately, after originally starting their romance in Captain America: The First Avenger, Peggy Carter and Steve Rogers’ relationship was somewhat interrupted by the fact that the superhero was frozen in ice for decades.
Peggy Carter managed to get over it, though, as she grew older and even got married herself. Despite exchanging nuptials with another man, Peggy Carter still clearly held a flame for Captain America, and he was the de facto love of her life.
Steve Rogers obviously felt the same way, too. Because even when he was defrosted from his frozen tomb, the first thing that came to the mind of Captain America was the well being and safety of his former love.
But Steve Rogers quickly changed his tune as soon as Emily Van Camp’s Agent 13/Sharon Carter revealed her real identity. And this all then led to them smooching just a few days after Peggy Carter’s funeral, and we can only imagine that their love will be explored even further over the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But Hayley Atwell then went on to add that after the recent revelations in the new Captain America comic book series that the superhero is actually a secret Hydra agent, she doesn’t believe that Steve Rogers is now good enough for her niece.
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Atwell added, “[Peggy would] want the best for her [niece] and she’d want her dating a good guy. And now with this whole ‘Hail Hydra’ business, I don’t know if Steve’s good enough for her. So on all levels, it’s just a big fat no.”
We’ll probably get to see more of Captain America and Agent 13’s romance over the future Marvel films, starting with Avengers 3, the first part of which is due out on May 4, 2018, while its second part will be released on May 3, 2019.
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