Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ Trailer: The Best Woman for the Job
We've already seen Marvel's 'Agent Carter' in action at New York Comic-Con (and technically the 'Iron Man 3' DVD), but with an official synopsis in bloom, and Marvel news exploding out of every orifice today, it's high-time for a real teaser-trailer! See 'Agent Carter' in action in the first official promo for Marvel's new ABC event series!
However brief the new teaser-trailer (the first footage we saw at NYCC had only been shot days earlier), our first promo for Marvel's 'Agent Carter' brings back the familiar sentiment that on some occasions, the best man for the job is a woman. And sometimes, that woman gets some very stylish hats, and kicks all manner of ass alongside Howard Stark's butler. We may have added that last bit.
In case you missed Marvel's lengthy summary of the 'Agent Carter' series:
ABC presents its second action packed series from the creative minds at Marvel in “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” inspired by the feature films Marvel’s "Captain America: The First Avenger" and Marvel’s "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," along with the short "Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter."
Years before Agent Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. team swore to protect those who cannot protect themselves from threats they cannot conceive, there was Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell, Marvel's "Captain America: The First Avenger," Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"), who pledged the same oath but lived in a different time when women weren’t recognized as being as smart or as tough as their male counterparts.
But no one should ever underestimate Peggy.
It's 1946 and peace has dealt Peggy 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 finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field; putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers – aka Captain America.
When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, Marvel's "Captain America: The First Avenger”) finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy - the only person he can trust - to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name. He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D'Arcy, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”), to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for releasing these weapons of mass destruction. But Jarvis, who is a creature of habit and sticks to a rigid daily routine, is going to have to make some major life changes if he’s going to be able to keep up with Peggy.
If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison – or worse. And as she delves deeper into her investigation, she may find that those she works for are not who they seem, and she might even begin to question whether Stark is as innocent as he claims.
Most recently adding 'Nikita' star Lyndsy Fonseca as Peggy's pal, Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ also features Dominic Cooper returning as Howard Stark, James D'Arcy playing the human incarnation of Edwin Jarvis, ‘Boardwalk Empire”s Shea Whigham in the role of Peggy’s SSR overseer Roger Dooley, and Chad Michael Murray and Whedon favorite Enver Gjokaj as Agents Thompson and Sousa, respectively. Its pilot will 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.
‘Agent Carter”s eight-episode season won’t debut until early 2015, but in the meantime, take a look at the first promo above, and tell us what you want to see from Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ in the comments!