Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ Adds Kick-Ass ‘Nikita’ Alum Lyndsy Fonseca
Only those in attendance at New York Comic-Con 2014 got to see 'Agent Carter' kicking ass in the first footage from the 'Captain America' spinoff, but the latest addition to Marvel's new series has a 'Kick-Ass' history all her own. Fresh off the ends of 'Nikita' and 'How I Met Your Mother,' Lyndsy Fonseca has joined 'Agent Carter' in one of the last remaining regular roles.
Don't expect Fonseca to put her fighting skills to use just yet however, as Marvel identifies the star's role as Angie Martinelli, an aspiring actress who befriends (Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter. When word of the cast breakdown leaked earlier this July, here's how the call-sheets originally described the role:
And outside of the agency, there’s Angie Martinelli. Working as an automat waitress, Angie dreams of being a singer. She’s a tough, compassionate young woman who is smart and loyal and seems set to be Peggy’s anchor to the world away from SHIELD.
Most recently confirming Dominic Cooper's return as Howard Stark and adding ‘Boardwalk Empire”s Shea Whigham in the role of Peggy’s SSR overseer Roger Dooley, Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ also features Chad Michael Murray and Whedon favorite Enver Gjokaj as Agents Thompson and Sousa, respectively. James D’Arcy will also appear in the role of Stark butler Edwin Jarvis, a precursor to the ‘Iron Man‘ and ‘Age of Ultron‘ AI character.
Its pilot to be directed by one-shot helmer Louis D’Esposito, with ‘The Winter Soldier”s Russo brothers helming the second and third episodes, and ‘Captain America”s Joe Johnston likely the fourth, here’s how Marvel describes ‘Agent Carter’:
Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter,’ starring Captain America’s Hayley Atwell follows the story of Peggy Carter. 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. Inspired by the feature films ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ along with the short ‘Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.’
‘Agent Carter”s eight-episode season won’t debut until early 2015, but in the meantime, what do you think? Does Lyndsy Fonseca's addition have you excited to learn the rest of Peggy’s story? Stay tuned for the latest, and tell us what you want to see from Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ in the comments!