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Picking up right where it left off last week, season two of Agent Carter continues to be as captivating and exciting as season one. Episode three, “Better Angels”, sees the whole gang back together as Jack (Chad Michael Murray) joins Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) and Chief Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) out in L.A. This episode also goes even further in the direction of science fiction, while still managing to make it feel grounded in the real science of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is something at which Marvel is very adept. And who better to dig deep into zany fictional science than everyone’s favorite genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist of the 40s, Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), who makes his return in a decidedly Stark fashion. Despite a couple missteps, Agent Carter continues to be one of the most engaging shows on television right now.

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This week’s episode of ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’ seeks to wrap up a couple loose ends from the previous show “Bridge And Tunnel.” It does that well enough while also creating a couple new frayed edges to mull over: a brutal murder, some insight on our friend Jarvis, and a mostly self-contained plot concerning more of Howard Stark’s stolen goods. Or stolen “bads,” because some of the work Stark’s been doing are questionable endeavors at best. It just gets worse for Peggy and her butler bestie as they go another round of “The Better We Do, The Worse Things Get.” After the jump, we find out what I mean by that. Welcome to SPOILER-TOWN! (more…)

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Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ has been a highly anticipated mini-series for a long time now. Rarely has a supporting character from a movie garnered such high praise as to land a starring television vehicle. Off hand, I can’t think of one. Yet, there she was, Hayley Atwell, showcasing all of her brains, brawn and beauty in last night’s ABC double-episode premiere. It’s two episodes played out as one 2-hour debut, so that’s how I’ll review it. At first glance, does the show have what it takes to warrant a full second season? Was she better off left in tears over Captain America’s supposed 1940’s death scene? Let’s wonder no more, true believers, and dissect Marvel’s second play at making substantial waves on the small screen. (more…)

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I’ve reported on Hayley Atwell’s upcoming series ‘Agent Carter’ a few times, always with glowing expectations. I figure if I say enough nice things about her show, she’ll be my girlfriend. I’m not saying I’m dumping Sanaa Lathan, but maybe they’ll be open to a kind of 3-way thing. I’d better handle it delicately. Which seems to be the modus operandi these days when dealing with a sensitive situation. Take this Howard Stark deal, for instance. No actor was ever confirmed to co-star alongside Atwell, but the series was always touted as a Carter/Stark partnership. That means, no matter who was playing him, Stark was going to be in this project. Whether it was John Slattery, Dominic Cooper, or someone from out of left field, Carter would get her man. And she did, too. (more…)

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There have been whisperings that Marvel character Agent Peggy Carter, as portrayed by Hayley Atwell, would be getting her own TV series since January (at least). Now, according to DeadlineABC appears ready to throw their total support behind the project, and dive straight in–no pilot necessary. (That’s what a “Straight To Series” order means. Don’t be embarrassed–I had to look it up myself.) (more…)

Daddy Stark Back for ‘Winter Soldier’

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Well, folks, it looks like the new installment of Captain America will be taking a little trip into the past to tell its story.  As it turns out, actor Dominic Cooper is all set to reprise his role as Iron Man Senior, Howard Stark in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  But what will he be doing there, you ask?

Cooper apparently has no idea (or just won’t say).  It’s pretty obvious that they’ll be using some flashbacks to explain the story of the Winter Soldier, but no word on how much time that will take.  It’s already been rumored that Bucky, Peggy Carter and Arnim Zola will be making their own appearances, so we could get a nice chunk of story there.  Until then, just expect to see Cooper’s smiling face staring back at you from the screen.

Check out Captain America: The Winter Soldier when it hits screens next year on April 4th.

 

Thanks to CinemaBlend for the heads-up.

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