WARNING: The following article contains major SPOILERS for Avengers: Endgame.
If you’re yet to see the highest grossing film of all time, and have somehow managed to avoid all the details about its conclusion, then you should feel very proud and also not read on.
Hayley Atwell has opened up about reprising her role as Peggy Carter for Avengers: Endgame, insisting that the final shot of her beloved Marvel character dancing with Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers/Captain America was perfect.
“I thought it was a fitting end to a story that has affected so many people. I thought it was very endearing, innocent and wholesome in the way that it keeps those characters in their time,” Atwell told The Hollywood Reporter about the conclusion, while admitting that she actually filmed the sequence two years ago.
Endgame finished with Steve Rogers traveling back in time to return the Infinity Stones, only to stay in the past so that he could live out the rest of his life with his one true love Peggy Carter, who we were introduced to in Captain America: The First Avenger.
“I thought it was quite beautiful and very tasteful of Marvel to finish this 10-year story in a very simple storyline about two human beings — and one of them doesn’t even have any superpowers,” continued Atwell.
“So, I thought the tone of it, to end there, after some extraordinary things of trauma, action, effects and powers… to just have two people slow-dancing was very beautiful.”
Atwell has a much more prominent role in Blinded By The Light, the critically acclaimed comedy about the impact of Bruce Springsteen’s music, which is now in cinemas.