The Marvel blockbuster film gives away very little in terms of specifics in its first teaser, but there is plenty for fans to get excited about – including the return of Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man also joins the Avengers after missing out on Infinity War. But did you spot ANOTHER character’s comeback?
Okay, so she wasn’t seen in person – but a picture of Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter will add fuel to the speculation that she is set to reappear on screen.
Her black-and-white photo is held – presumably by Captain America (Chris Evans) – at one point, seemingly while he’s standing with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). Caveats added because, as fans will know, trailers can often mislead in terms of what shots belong in which scene.
Atwell herself has remained tight-lipped over whether or not she’s back, and even appeared to not know who Thanos was in a recent interview.
But could it all be leading up to her on-screen comeback – via the Soul Stone, the Quantum Realm, a flashback, or time travel? Let the speculation recommence.
Speaking in August when asked if she’s in the film, Atwell said: “Not that I know of.”
Earlier in the year, however, she had said: “Because it’s a genre-specific superhero piece, I’m sure anything could happen.
“It’s such a huge world. I do think there’s something in the completion of the fact that they’re doing their back-to-back Avengers at the moment, which will complete an era, so I can’t see how that would be.
“But that’s what’s remarkable about Marvel is they keep going. Each film tends to further what they’re doing, so I wouldn’t rule it out.”
Peggy got her own TV spin-off series, Agent Carter; which has remained popular among Marvel’s die-hard fans.
It’s even been speculated that Peggy could feature in a heartbreaking post-credits scene, although that’s nothing more than a fan theory.
Avengers: Endgame is out next spring, and there’s a lot of time for new theories and speculation in the meantime.
Avengers: Endgame is billed for release on April 26 in the UK and May 3 in the US.