Marvel may not have brought any movies to Comic-Con 2015, but the Agents were out in full force as both S.H.I.E.L.D. and Peggy Carter took the stage at Ballroom 20 to preview their new seasons. S.H.I.E.L.D. opened up the Secret Warriors vault while Agent Carter prepped for L.A., and our full panel report has the scoop!
Marvel’s Agent Carter gave Peggy some Season 2 company in her trip to L.A., but is the sun already setting on the original Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s new life on the coast? Check out Agent Carter (and Jarvis!)’s trip to Hollywoodland in the first poster of Season 2's 2016 premiere!
Given Agent Carter’s January airdate, this time last year had news of Peggy’s first season somewhat hard to come by. Compounding that mystery box for Season 2 is Agent Carter’s relocation to the West Coast, but fear not, shippers of all sides, James D’Arcy’s Jarvis and Enver Gjokaj’s Daniel Sousa will indeed join Peggy once again next year.
Marvel Studios may have opted out of Comic-Con 2015 for any number of reasons, though the dependable folks at Marvel TV will make sure our stay in San Diego isn’t without an Agents check-in. Not only will the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. be out in full force for a Season 3 panel, they’ll be joined by spiritual predecessor Agent Carter.
Fans of Marvel’s Agent Carter were rightly ecstatic to learn that Peggy’s solo adventures would return for a second season in 2016, but there may yet be more reason to celebrate. Series star Hayley Atwell claims that Season 2 will have an expanded episode order from the first, also teasing new details of Agent Carter’s L.A. life.
Marvel fans the world over breathed a collective sigh of relief when ABC announced that Agent Carter would return for Season 2, but Peggy may yet have some big changes on the horizon. The ass-kicking period drama will again premiere sandwiched between Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episodes, but will lift off for sunny Los Angeles and a Marvel-ous new threat.
Marvel’s Agent Carter at last got her “Valediction” with last night’s first season finale, finally letting go of Captain America, but surprisingly setting up The Winter Soldier along the way. ABC has yet to formally commit to Season 2, but what do Carter writers and executive producers have to say on its potential plot, and further Captain America crossover?
The terrorist incident that begins tonight’s finale of Agent Carter will inevitably draw comparisons to the very similar chemical weapon deployed in Kingsman: The Secret Service. But where Matthew Vaughn’s film revels almost gleefully in the energetic violence, Agent Carter looks on the aftermath of that violence with grave horror. It’s a significant distinction—even with the vintage look and tone of Agent Carter, which still has its fair share of cheeky fun, the show still gives these threats and harrowing moments their proper gravity.
We don’t yet know if Marvel’s Agent Carter TV experiment will result in a second season for Cap’s best gal, but next Tuesday will bring “Valediction” as Howard Stark returns to the public eye, and Peggy takes on the proto-Black Widow for our first season (hopefully not series) finale. What secrets are hiding in the 30+ photos of Peggy’s final outing? We might have a clue!
As far as penultimate episodes go, Agent Carter does a fairly fine job of setting up the more climactic action of next week's finale, while also managing to land a couple of blows. Peggy has to sit most of the action out this week as Ivchenko's plans begin to take shape, and although he's not the greatest villain, the unnerving qualities of the Russian doctor's ploy are inarguable.