'Agent Carter' star cancels ComicCon Asia gig due to 'political unrest' in PH

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 22) — "Agent Carter" star Hayley Atwell has canceled her appearance at the ComicCon Asia in the Philippines, citing the "perceived 'political unrest in the country.'"

The event organizers announced in a Facebook post Thursday the British-American actress who plays Agent Peggy Carter in Marvel's comic books has informed them she was "not comfortable making the trip" to the country.


Carter, a prominent agent of the Strategic Scientific Reserve during and after World War II, helped U.S. Army soldier Steve Rogers become the world's first superhero — Captain America.

ComicCon Asia confirmed her appearance on Monday after comic book legend Stan Lee couldn't make it to the event due to health reasons.

This was not the first time Atwell had canceled her visit to the Philippines. During the 2016 AsiaPOP ComicCon, she also dropped out of the event due to conflict in schedule.

In a statement, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Atwell’s move to back out is “her loss,” because it’s “wrong perception” that there’s political unrest in the country.