Agent Carter synopsis

The 2014-2015 season has already seen the returns of Agents of SHIELD and Arrow, as well as the debuts of Gotham, The Flash, and Constantine. But there’s still one major comic book series that has yet to launch.

Agent Carter doesn’t premiere until early next year, and as such it’s the show we currently know the least about. Happily, that’s starting to change. Marvel released a lengthy, detailed Agent Carter synopsis today that reveals exactly what Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) is doing for Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), how Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy) gets involved, and much more. Hit the jump to find out.

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Dominic Cooper Joins ‘Agent Carter’

Dominic Cooper Agent Carter

In not remotely surprising but nevertheless very welcome news, Dominic Cooper has just been added to the cast of Marvel’s upcoming ABC series Agent Carter. Cooper, you’ll recall, played Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger and reprised the role for the Marvel One-Shot Agent Carter.

He joins Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, plus Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, Shea Whigham, and James D’Arcy. More on Dominic Cooper Agent Carter casting after the jump.

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James D'Arcy agent carter jarvis

A new piece of casting has added a significant piece of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We all know Tony Stark’s artificial intelligence system is called J.A.R.V.I.S., voiced by Paul Bettany. And by now you may now, J.A.R.V.I.S. is the basis for Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. However no one has ever questioned why Stark would name J.A.R.V.I.S. “J.A.R.V.I.S.” That’s because, in the comics, Jarvis is the name of Stark’s butler. In the movies though, he doesn’t have a butler. Where’s the connection?

The connection comes in on ABC’s Agent Carter. That’s where James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas) has just been tasked to play Howard Stark’s butler, Edwin Jarvis. Read More »

Marvel Famous Firsts

How does Jesse Eisenberg describe Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman? What location is Clark Kent investigating in the movie? Which actors have been cast in Agent Carter? What does the first season 2 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. promo show? Which superhero distracted a local news helicopter? Why was Batman speeding around the streets of China? Can you get the Batarangs from Batman and Batman Returns? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Tim Doyle Gotham PD header

Wait, so how many untitled superhero movies are now on the calendar? What do we know about how Darkseid plays into Justice League? Want to see some new images and video from the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? What does “I Am Groot” sound like from the other Guardians of the Galaxy? Which villain was just cast in The Flash? Is Charlie Cox a convincing blind Daredevil? Were Wonder Woman and Aquaman spotted together? Can you get old Howard the Duck comics? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Agent Carter directors

At today’s Marvel Television panel, the first four directors for ABC’s upcoming Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D prequel series Agent Carter were revealed. The four filmmakers all hail from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, both feature and short, and include some names you might not expect to be directing television. Find out who the Agent Carter directors will be after the jump.

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Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy

Want to learn of bunch of behind the scenes secrets and easter eggs from Guardians of the Galaxy? Did someone tease the Joker appearing in Batman vs. Superman? When will Agent Carter air and for how long? In what context did Ant-Man get mentioned on Saturday Night Live? Will Quicksilver be coming back in the X-Men universe? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Agent Carter Teaser Image

Last week ABC gave the green light to the Captain America spin-off series Agent Carter, starring Hayley Atwell. The series will effectively jump off from the Agent Carter One-Shot short film included on the Iron Man 3 blu-ray, using that short as a pilot to launch the series. ABC also renewed Agents of SHIELD, and given the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we figured the two series would be related. Now, with the release of some official art (above) and info, we know they will be tightly woven together. Read More »

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