2015 will be a(nother) banner year for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ will hit theaters in the US on May 1, and ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ left us with a permanent resident canon superhero to look forward to. In the meantime, the series that many of us are looking forward to in the new year in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be the premiere of ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter.’
Numerous interviews of Marvel folks and stars around tomorrow’s premiere of Agent Carter. In anticipation of the show, here are a few brief excerpts from those interviews:
MCU Exec. Jeph Loeb: “Peggy Carter is unique because as a character she was really there at the beginning of the Marvel cinematic universe. She was there at the birth of Captain America and then goes on and becomes, by being the head of S.H.I.E.L.D., she is also the first agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
“Peggy thinks he’s dead, everyone in the world thinks he’s dead. These are the struggles and the triumphs, what happened to her next.”
Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter): “I knew that they were going to be able to give her an emotional journey, make her more three dimensional, talk about the psychological cost of leading a double life as well as losing the love of your life. There was a lot to explore with her, so creatively speaking, it was interesting. It was enough for me to grab hold of.”
Enver Gjokaj (Agent Daniel Sousa): “I think there’s definitely a situation where … if she hadn’t dated Captain America, he might ask her out for a drink. It’s like if your new girlfriend dated Ryan Gosling. It’s going to make you sweat a bit.”
Bonus for folks tuning into Marvel’s Agent Carter: The first trailer for ‘Marvel’s Ant-Man‘ will air during the show’s broadcast.
Agent Carter airs on ABC this Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET, and then moves to 9 p.m. the following week.
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A.K.A. Jessica Jones & Luke Cage
Mike Colter (‘The Good Wife,’ ‘American Horror Story: Coven’) has been cast as Luke Cage in ‘Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones,’ an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015 following Marvel’s Daredevil.
During the course of an investigation in New York City, private investigator Jessica Jones encounters the enigmatic Luke Cage – a man whose past has secrets that will dramatically alter Jessica in ways she could never have imagined.
Colter will star opposite Krysten Ritter, who plays the title role in A.K.A. Jessica Jones.
“Mike embodies the strength, edge and depth of Luke Cage,” said Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg. “We’re excited to have him bring this iconic Marvel character to life.”
“Fans have longed to see Luke Cage and in Mike we’ve found the perfect actor,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television. “Viewers will get to meet Luke Cage in ‘Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones,’ and experience why he is such an important super hero in the Marvel mythos.”
After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.