Back in August, Latino Review reported a rumor that none other than Peggy Carter (Haley Atwell) would make an appearance in Ant-Man along with a few other Marvel Cinematic Universe favs, and now a casting ad placed in the film’s shooting location of Atlanta has confirmed as much.
The post from Project Casting reads as follows:
Casting directors are looking for an actor to work as a stand-in for the actor Haley Atwell. Haley Attwell is 31, 5’7 and 112 pounds. She is best known for her work in stage productions such as A View from the Bridge, and in films such as Cassandra’s Dream, The Duchess, The Pillars of the Earth, and Captain America: The First Avenger. In addition, casting directors are looking for a body double that meets certain requirements.
The original rumor stated that Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym will have a prologue flashback meeting at S.H.I.E.L.D. with founding members Peggy Carter, Howard Stark, Armin Zola and a young Alexander Pierce, who was portrayed by Robert Redford in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The scene in question involving MCU characters was purportedly a sticking point that led to the departure of original director Edgar Wright from Ant-Man back in May.
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Also starring Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Abby Ryder Fortson, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, John Slattery, Gregg Turkington and T.I., the Peyton Reed-directed film hits theaters on July 17, 2015.