Spoiler Warning: This post contains SPOILERS for Captain America: Civil War. If you have not seen the movie, do so now before reading this post.
While Captain America: Civil War is quick to set up the conflict brewing between the heroes, Cap puts the discussion on hold when he receives an unwanted text. Steve has lost a lot of loved ones thanks to being a frozen soldier for 70 years, but when he did finally wake up, he later discovers that Peggy Carter is still alive. When we see her again outside of Agent Carter, age and health has gotten the best of her in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
This is where the text message Cap receives comes into play as he is informed that Peggy passed away in her sleep. If you followed the rumor mill leading up to Civil War, you may recall rumors of her death coming up before. Well in an interview with IGN, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely talked about the decision to kill Peggy in this movie.
Markus: Well, I think just chronologically she’s nearly 100 and she was dipping into dementia in the last movie and I’m not sure what kind of scenes we would’ve ended up with her.
McFeely: We sort of said goodbye to her in that scene in many ways I think.
Markus: And I think you know, one she was, and technically is still alive on television, knock on something, but also we knew we wanted the movie to be about Steve fighting for his last remnant of his past in Bucky and he needs it all the more when Peggy’s gone.
Since the writers are responsible for bringing Peggy into the MCU, it is fitting they are the ones to close out her story. But if Agent Carter were to get renewed, her story would continue in the past. However, if it does get canceled, they were asked if they would be interesting in doing a One-Shot or some type of short to tie up any loose ends from the show. They would be on board if the chance arose.
Markus: Should it arise we’d be delighted.
McFeely: There are a couple loose threads we would like to address.
I would love to see the duo get a chance to write and direct a One-Shot if, but more likely when, Agent Carter gets officially canceled. Shooting Thompson, who she marries, and how exactly Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) is related to her are just a few questions that I would like to see answered in this hypothetical special. Let us know your thoughts on her death and possible return in the comments below!
Captain America: Civil War is out in theaters now.