Hayley Atwell’s Captain Carter Is In Doctor Strange 2, Our Scoop Confirmed

By Faith McKay | 3 months ago

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Seven months ago, Giant Freakin Robot exclusively reported that Hayley Atwell is in Doctor Strange 2 as Captain Carter. A close-up look at the new poster for Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness reveals an important look at Captain Carter and confirmed our earlier scoop. Let’s take a close-up look at the multiverse madness below.

A first look at the new poster shows there’s a lot going on here. The shards of glass from the broken clock behind Benedict Cumberbatch reveal reflections of a lot of faces and details from the movie. You’ll see variants of Doctor Strange, there’s a lot of Scarlet Witch, and a really close look will give you the confirmation of Hayley Atwell’s Captain Carter, though it’s easy to miss. Take a look at the full poster below.

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The first confirmation of Hayley Atwell as Captain Carter may be hard to spot, but Marvel fans are a dedicated bunch. We’ve gone ahead and zoomed in on the poster for a screenshot and brightened the poster in the image below. Take a look at the bottom of the screenshot.

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See Captain Carter’s shield in the bottom of this close-up

Fans of Marvel’s What If…? series will recognize what they’re seeing here. Right at the bottom of that screenshot is Captain Carter’s shield from the animated series, which aired in 2021. See Hayley Atwell’s shield for comparison below.

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When we initially ran our scoop, we reported that our trusted and proven inside source has told us Hayley Atwell’s Captain Carter will be in Doctor Strange 2. We further speculated that since the actress was voicing the character in What If…? that perhaps the animated series was setting her up for Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. That seems even more likely after seeing the new trailer. In What If…? we saw Captain Carter and Shuma-Gorath. The new trailer shows Shuma-Gorath in live-action for the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel. It seems like Hayley Atwell may be getting set up to face the villain again. See the photos below.

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Captain Carter and Shuma-Gorath in What If…?
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Shuma-Gorath In Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness

After the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans soon learned that zooming in on Marvel movie posters was a great way to find out what’s happening in the upcoming films. Fans spotted things like Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin. Leaked videos and closer looks at promotional materials gave quick looks that confirmed for fans that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield were reprising their roles. It seems like with Doctor Strange 2, they’re fully embracing the way Marvel fans love looking out for hints, teasing fans by giving a quick glimpse of Hayley Atwell’s shield and making fans question what they’re seeing in the trailers.

How much screen time will the actress get? We don’t have any idea how large Captain Carter’s role will be. How much screen time will the actress get? It seems like the movie is going to be jam-packed full of Marvel appearances and references, much like No Way Home was. Hopefully this will mean awesome things for Hayley Atwell’s Captain Carter in the film.