Ant-Man Comic Reveals Agent Carter Connection
Back in November, it was confirmed that Marvel's Agent Carter star Hayley Atwell will appear in Ant-Man. A rumor from August suggested that a younger Hank Pym will meet up with the founding members of S.H.I.E.L.D., which does include Peggy Carter. While that exact scene hasn't been confirmed, Newsarama has received a preview of Marvel's comic book prelude, set to debut next week, which shows an older Peggy Carter working with Hank Pym during the Cold War. Take a look at the comic book's description below.
"Before Scott Lang becomes Marvel's shrinking sensation, Dr. Hank Pym will pull on the helmet and leap into action on a death-defying mission that will take him into the icy heart of Cold War East Berlin!"
As you can see in the comic book panels below, Peggy is seen testing Pym's ability to improvise under pressure, which is similar to how she tested Steve Rogers' vibranium shield in Captain America: The First Avenger. It's also worth noting that there isn't a specific year given for when this story takes place, but Peggy seems to be much older than the 1946 version Hayley Atwell plays in ABC's Marvel's Agent Carter. It's possible that the actress will be "aged up" a bit, a process she is familiar with after playing an elderly version of Peggy on her deathbed in last year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
The first issue runs 32 pages and will be priced at $2.99 when it debuts next week. It isn't known when the second part of this two-part series will debut at this time. Take a look at the comic book images below, and stay tuned for more details about Peggy Carter's connection to Hank Pym as we get closer to Ant-Man's release on July 17.