Last week's episode of Marvel's Agent Carter revealed yet another one of the show's connections to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) visited Russia's infamous Black Widow training program, which Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) will come out of several years later. While the show is set several decades before the Avengers ever assembled, Bridget Regan's Dottie serves as this generation's Black Widow, as she targets Peggy while pretending to be her friend at the same time. With just a few episodes left in Marvel's Agent Carter's eight-episode run, Bridget Regan recently spoke with Comic Book Resources, where she was asked if Dottie Underwood has any sort of direct connection to Natasha Romanoff. Here's what she had to say.
"That was my first question. It was actually brought up because of my hair, of all things. I had red hair when I was starting on this project. We didn't want the audience to be tipped off that Dottie was a Black Widow. They also didn't want people to think every single Black Widow had red hair. We decided to make a change, but I immediately asked that question as well. The answer is, "No, there is no relation there."
With only two episodes left, the actress also teased a showdown between Dottie and Peggy Carter.
"Well, we've gotten to see a lot of Peggy's strengths already. Obviously, she's an amazing shot -- that's her skill. We've gotten to see a lot of Dottie's training. We know what Black Widows are capable of from seeing another very well-known Black Widow, who I sort of became obsessed with once I went down this road. They have very different backgrounds in terms of their training, so they would have very different styles and approaches to violence. I wouldn't say they are the same, but they would be a good match."
"I feel what we have seen of her is just the tip of the iceberg. Obviously, in that moment she is in Peggy's room, you see her try on Peggy's character. Also, we have a flashback and get to see her do a different character. This woman is capable of anything. That's startling and dangerous, but it feels like there are so many different ways the writers could go with it. That's one of the appealing things about her. Dottie is a chameleon."
Are you looking forward to seeing more of Dottie in the last two episodes? Marvel's Agent Carter returns next week with "SNAFU", airing on Tuesday, February 17, followed by the season finale "Valediction" on Tuesday February 24 on ABC. The following week, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return from its hiatus with "Aftershocks" on Tuesday, March 3 at 9 PM ET on ABC.