Captain America 2: Peggy Carter will return

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will feature Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter in flashback form

Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger

Speaking to Collider Stanley Tucci, who played Super Soldier serum creator Dr Abraham Erskine in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger won’t be re-appearing – even in a wartime flashback – for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

“No, they haven’t [asked me], unfortunately,” Tucci said. “I’m really sad.”

He then confirmed that Hayley Atwell, who played love interest Peggy Carter will – fitting as Sharon Carter, her niece, and Cap’s future paramour is rumoured to be appearing, played by Emily VanCamp.

“I know that Hayley is going back to do a flashback scene, but I have not been asked.”

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is due in cinemas 4 April 2014. Buy the first film as triple-play DVD, Blu-ray and digital copy for £22 from Amazon.co.uk.