Though they may be preparing to co-pilot Captain Marvel’s new series as part of All-New All-Different Marvel, Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas are still on course with the fan-favorite Marvel Television mini-series ‘Agent Carter’. We’ve already heard that Peggy is heading west to Hollywood (with the lovable Edwin Jarvis in tow), but now we know who everyone’s favorite SSR agent will be going toe to toe with once her corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe returns to the airwaves next year.
While speaking to /Film at the ABC party for the Television Critics Association, Butters and fellow executive producer Chris Dingess revealed that Whitney Frost AKA Madame Masque will be featured in the upcoming 10-episode run of ‘Agent Carter’. However, the villain will be changed slightly from the version that we’re used to from the pages of Marvel Comics. When asked about some classic villains from the 1940s appearing on the show, the producers had this to say:
Butters: “Here’s the thing. It’s a little hard. In the comic books, a lot of the Marvel period, there are issue rights. Our villain from the season is very much a Marvel villain that we co-opted a little bit like we did Dr. Fennhoff in the first season.”
Dingess: “It’s a ‘40s version of that villain.”
So what does a 40s version of Madame Masque look like? Before revealing that they have cast the part already (but they’re still keeping it under wraps), Butters offered up a few details about their take on Whitney Frost:
“I think we’ve changed the look of her a bit obviously. We’ve made her an actress, which is very Hedy Lamar. She was a ‘40s siren actress who was also a scientific genius, so that’s part of what we’re mining with this character.”
There’s no mention of her trademark golden mask, but due to the time period, it’s pretty certain that Frost won’t be connected to Tony Stark. Although, I wouldn’t be surprised if the actress has ties to Howard Stark, who is set to return to the series in a lesser capacity than before. But no matter who her past (or present) romantic interests are, there’s no doubt that the MCU version of Madame Masque will be as deadly as the one from the comics.
What do you think about Madame Masque playing a part in the second season of ‘Agent Carter’? Do you like the changes that the showrunners have made to the character for her introduction into the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Let us know in the comments.