Hayley Atwell's back in action in Marvel's newest short "Agent Carter"

Agent Peggy Carter may still be mourning the loss of Steve Rogers, but that won't stop her from doing her duty in Marvel's newest short film "Agent Carter." Here's the first pics and an appropriately 1940s-style movie poster, featuring Peggy getting ready to kick some Axis ass.

Hayley Atwell's back in action in Marvel's newest short "Agent Carter"

Hayley Atwell's back in action in Marvel's newest short "Agent Carter"

Hayley Atwell's back in action in Marvel's newest short "Agent Carter"

The short is set a year after Captain America was lost at sea, featuring Peggy at the Strategic Scientific Reserve (basically S.H.I.E.L.D. before it becomes S.H.I.E.L.D.) hanging with Tony Stark's dad Howard, battling a chauvinistic boss played by Bradley Whitford, and hunting for something called the Zodiac*. It will be featured on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray, coming out on September 24th, although it will also premiere next week at Comic-Con, of course.

[Via Entertainment Weekly]

* Mild Potential Spoiler: I'm willing to bet what the short refers to as the Zodiac is in fact the Zodiac Key, which is a magical artifact which just so happens to be able to create Life Model Decoys of dead people. Gee, I wonder where that might pop up again**?

** Medium Potential Spoiler: I'm calling it right now, it's totally how Coulson is coming back in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., although the show will probably take its sweet time about revealing that. Extremely well played, Marvel.