Looks like the gang really is getting back together, as Marvel has announced that Dominic Cooper will reprise his role as Howard Stark for Agent Carter. Now poising this show as Captain America 1.5 more than ever, Cooper will be joining an already impressive cast for the 1946-set series that deals with what happens after the events of the first Cap film.
While our first glimpse at the original iteration of SHIELD was present in the Season Two premiere of Agents of SHIELD last week, we did see the inklings of the organization being founded both at the tail end of Captain America: The First Avenger and in the Agent Carter One-Shot, which acts as a primer of sorts for the Agent Carter show. In it, Hayley Atwell not only reprised her role as the eponymous Peggy Carter, but Dominic Cooper appeared again in the end as Howard Stark alongside Neal McDonough, reprising his role as Dum Dum Dugan (who also appeared in the SHIELD premiere). With Carter, McDonough and Cooper, it appears that we’ve got everyone we need to really get this SHIELD organization founded, up and running.
The Marvel description for the show that they provide with the announcement is its own thing, though:
It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life–Steve Rogers.
If you thought being a spy was hard, try being a single woman in America!
In all seriousness, though, it’s great to see Cooper back on track for the series, and it will be very interesting to see the brash, braggadocious Cooper playing against James D’Arcy as the IRL version of Edwin Jarvis. This bodes well on multiple levels.
Agent Carter is set to debut during SHIELD’s mid-season break. To say that it is highly anticipated is putting it lightly.