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Marvel to launch Carter spin-off?

Marvel is said to be "in the early stages" of developing Agent Carter, a TV spin-off series about S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Peggy Carter.

The studio behind the Captain America, Iron Man and Avengers films is said to be "in the process of locking a writer" for the upcoming show, reported Deadline.

It follows the forthcoming release Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter - a short film about Peggy, with Hayley Atwell reprising the role, on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray.

The 15-minute footage features the feisty British operative deciding to take matters into her own hands and proving she is more than capable, when her sexist boss Agent Flynn (Bradley Whitford) thinks that women have no place in the secret agent business.

Marvel Studios co-president Louis D'Esposito, who directed Agent Carter, previously hinted there is scope for more Carter tales.

"There are going to be more Peggy Carter stories that we need to tell. She is wildly popular," he told Collider.

"Hayley loves it, and we love it. What we'll do and how we'll do it has not been determined yet, but those discussions have started. It's in our consciousness that we need to tell another Peggy Carter story, somehow. Yet to be figured out yet, though."

It is not decided if Hayley would commit to a full-time TV role.

The British actress will return to play Peggy in the Captain America sequel, The Winter Soldier, alongside Chris Evans as the all-American superhero and Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow. Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders and Robert Redford will also appear in the follow-up, which will be released in 2014.

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