I don't think I could be more excited for a mid-season television "event" like I am for Marvel's Agent Carter. Especially after Tuesday night's Marvel: 75 Years, from Pulp to Pop! gave a sneak peek at Agent Carter footage. True to Marvel tradition, the clip aired in the last three minutes of the special, but boy did it deliver. For starters, we saw our first taste of Dominic Cooper reviving his role as Howard Stark. This was something I have been looking forward to almost as much as the female-led series in general. I like little connections like this between the Marvel films and the television shows that strengthen their bond. Hopefully more of the Howling Commandos will show up as well! I'll expand on that, however, in a moment.
In the scene, Peggy and Howard spoke as Daddy Stark prepared to jet away on a boat. They discussed his leaving and made a mention of a molecular formula. Then they hugged. It was a delightful hug. We also got to see our very first look at the inspiration for Tony Stark's computer system, the butler Edwin Jarvis, played by James D'Arcy. Stark handed him over to Peggy to help her in her spy endeavors. Sounds fun. Check out the clip below.
"You'll never have any trouble finding a man," Howard Stark said. I'm not writing fan fiction, that was in the clip. Peggy responded with, "The trick is finding the right one." Well just break my heart, Miss Carter. What is Howard hinting at? Their relationship remained platonic, which carries over from their "fondue" inside joke from the first Captain America.
I would, however, like to point out that in the comics Peggy hooked up with Howling Commando Gabe Jones, so she might find that right man after all. In the Marvel universe, Jones was the first African American soldier to serve in an integrated unit. He was played by Derek Luke in Captain America: The First Avenger, but there's currently no casting news for the role on Agent Carter.
Punch! Punch! Pow!
After that scene, we saw Peggy Carter beating up an eerie looking blonde dude. It was intense and there was some very sassy music. This is her job now, and I cannot wait to see more of it.