We are currently in a weird time period where there is not some new additional content to the MCU on a weekly basis. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is on winter hiatus, while we patiently wait for season 2 of Agent Carter to debut on January 19th. However, thanks to ABC, we at least have one more thing to look forward to leading up to Agent Carter‘s return next month.

Before we go on a new adventure with Peggy Carter, we will be treated to a one-hour special honoring the 75th anniversary of her long lost love, Captain America. The special will focus on the history of the character and feature interviews with familiar MCU faces. Here is the full press release from ABC,


From his first appearance in 1941 through the 75 years that would follow, Captain America has been one of, if not the most, influential comic book characters ever to be created. Take a look back at the history of this beloved Marvel character and see how his influence continues to have impact today in the original special “Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years,” airing TUESDAY, JANUARY 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network.

New York, 1940. A new era on the horizon. Little did the world know then that this decade would shape the course of history in ways never before seen. But two men, who walked those New York streets, a pair of artists and creators, had a strong feeling of what was to come. They were Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, two first-generation Jewish-Americans who believed in their country, believed that the atrocities taking place in Europe needed to be answered, and most importantly, they believed in freedom. And it was an image of freedom that they would create…

Captain America has been the moral compass that has inspired generations to do better and believe in more than themselves. Whether it be leading The Avengers or fighting for his beliefs, even when it meant taking sides against those closest to him during Marvel’s Civil War, “Cap” has been a beacon of light in the Marvel Universe and a central figure in the vast and dynamic world that Marvel fans know and celebrate today.

This special, one-hour event follows the history of Captain America from 1941 to present and explores how the character has been a reflection of the changing times and the world he has existed in throughout the years. Fans will hear from various Marvel luminaries including Stan Lee, Joe Quesada, Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Jeph Loeb, Louis D’Esposito, Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell, as well as family members of Cap’s creators. “Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years” will also unveil an exclusive announcement from Marvel Comics.

Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years” is directed by Zak Knutson and produced by Bow and Arrow Entertainment. Executive producers on the project include Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory, John Cerilli, Harry Go, Matthew Perniciaro, Michael Sherman and Matthew Mandarino.

The announced special does not mention any talk of Captain America: Civil War but with the movie coming out four months after the special, this would be an interesting place to drop a new trailer or an extended look at a scene. The most likely outcome could be the entire uncut scene when Cap and Falcon find Bucky for the first time.

The Captain America 75th Anniversary Special will air at 8 p.m. EST on January 19, 2016.

Source: ABC