The most exciting thing about the Marvel Cinematic Universe is how it’s all connected. The television shows. The movies. They are all pieces in one enormous story. Each new release tells a tiny bit of the big picture, and Agent Carter is no different. While the first season focused on the loss of Steve Rogers and Leviathan, the second season will be shifting its focus to Peggy’s new life in Los Angeles, and with it, bringing new connections to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And interestingly enough, that connection will be to this year’s Doctor Strange.
During a recent interview with the folks over at Comic Book Resources, showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters talked about how there show will connect to the second Phase 3 film. Fazekas
Basically, Isodyne is a company that we invented based in part on real life companies like Radiodyne or General Atomic or the beginnings of the Jet Propulsion Lab — all of which were in L.A. in the ’40s, and were developing the space program and were developing nukes. That’s what Isodyne is, and what you’ll learn is they were involved in the nuclear testing out in the desert when they were testing the, at the time they were calling it the atom bomb — and one of these tests didn’t go as expected. You’ll learn more about that in Season 2, but they stumble upon what people in the Marvel Universe will know as Darkforce, but because they’ve never seen it before they just name it Zero Matter. That’s our tie-in to the Doctor Strange universe, and also to S.H.I.E.L.D. because you’ve seen it in S.H.I.E.L.D. as well.
The use of the Darkforce is a surprising connection for a grounded show such as Agent Carter to make. However, thanks to the variety of uses, it will not seem too out of place this season. Fazekas went on to tease how they will use it,
The cool thing about what we learned as we researched Darkforce over the course of Marvel comic book history is, it affects people in different ways. It’s created a bunch of superheroes, it’s created a bunch of villains, and it has all these different properties. It could be a liquid, it could be a gas, it could be a solid, it could give you powers, it could kill you. It has a lot of different applications, which was cool for us. We were able to select what we liked and sort of make our own rules as to what it does, how it operates, and who it affects in our world.
From the sound of it, it would not be a surprise for a character to actually encounter the Darkforce and how it could change them. This is pure speculation on my part, but in the recent cast photos Reggie Austin‘s picture features a shadow that is much larger than he is. The shadow could hint at a dark past, but potentially also a dark (no pun intended) future. Since he is a scientist, he could be one of the people to initially discover it and who knows, maybe it alters him for the worse.
Season 2 of Agent Carter premieres one week from today with a two hour premiere at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.
Source: Comic Book Resources.