Ever since they first announced ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ back in 2012, Marvel Television has been steadily returning to New York Comic Con with an awesome panel presence. And though most True Believers may be looking forward to the brand new Netflix series ‘Jessica Jones’ and the cast’s appearance on Saturday, the House of Ideas called in the big guns when Jeph Loeb was joined by Director Coulson himself Clark Gregg to drop the latest news on ABC’s popular Marvel Cinematic Universe shows.
While there was a huge outpouring of love for Gregg, Coulson, and S.H.I.E.L.D. (especially when it was revealed that we would be watching this coming Tuesday’s episode during the Main Stage panel), the crowd proved to be huge supporters of a certain red-hatted heroine as Loeb revealed some exclusive casting news for the second season of ‘Agent Carter‘. After sharing a clip of James D’Arcy’s Edwin Jarvis teaching the titular star played by Hayley Atwell how to operate all the extra features in one of Howard Stark’s many cars, they reiterated that cast members such as Enver Gjokaj, Chad Michael Murray, Bridget Regan, and Dominic Cooper would be returning for Peggy’s trip to sunny California.
However, the real treat came when the panelist unveiled four brand new cast members. Previously, we learned that Madame Masque would be the villain of season two. But now we can put a face to the name (and the mask) of Whitney Frost as Wynn Everett of ‘The Newsroom’ takes up the maniacal mantle of the brilliant scientist/actress. Reggie Austin and Currie Graham will join the cast as well as they respectively play new characters Jason Wilkes and Calvin Chadwick. And finally after hearing about her over the course of the first season, we’ll get to meet the lovely and free-spirited Ana Jarvis, who will be played by Lotte Verbeek from ‘The Fault In Our Stars’.
Sadly, there was no update on the status of Lyndsy Fonseca’s Angie Martinelli, a waitress beloved by both Peggy Carter and the legions of ‘Agent Carter’ fans. However, those in attendance were treated to a great quote from Clark Gregg about when we’ll finally see mutants on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’:
“We’d like to talk to some mutants, but they’re trapped in a terrifying realm called the ‘copyright zone’ and someday we’ll live in a world where the fandom’s interact.”
As much as fans really want to see Marvel retain the rights to the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, I don’t think anyone actually involved in the MCU (outside of the big brass in the company) wants that more than he does.
Another year, another awesome showing at NYCC from both Marvel’s Agents of Primetime. And as we anxiously await what comes next for both shows, let us know what you think about this casting news for ‘Agent Carter’ in the comments below.