Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Agent Carter Would Love To Do More Agent Carter

The Agent Carter One Shot that accompanied the DVD/Blu-ray/Digital release of Marvel Studio's Iron Man 3 was a huge hit with fans who seemingly cannot get enough of Haley Atwell as Peggy Carter.  It's ending saw Carter promoted, by Howard Stark, to help run S.H.I.E.L.D. in it's infancy.  We were told by Marvel Co-President, Louis D'Esposito, in an interview with The Nerdist, that there were more Agent Carter stories to be told and that Marvel would love to tell them, capitalizing on the talent they have in Atwell, adding that they did not have a plan in place at the time but strongly hinting that something was in the works.   Just a couple of weeks later, Deadline reported that ABC and Marvel were developing an Agent Carter TV series as a vehicle to tell these stories.  Wonderful news...but can you have Agent Carter without Haley Atwell?  Turns out we likely won't have to worry about it.  Atwell, in an interview with Digital Spy, professed her love for Agent Carter and Marvel.  When asked about the possible series, Atwell said, "...it's certainly something I would be a part of doing. I'd be interested to show different sides of Peggy."

I think the idea of an Agent Carter series is solid.  I envision it as a very cool companion piece to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., showing the history and and construction of the agency through the perspective of Peggy Carter.  Having two parallel shows showing the past and the present of the unifying piece of the MCU could be risky, but there are some cool stories and characters that could be used in a 1940s-era TV show (Invaders???).  Apparently Marvel has some other ideas in the hopper as well so let's hope that the airwaves become saturated with super heroes just like the cinemas have.