With just one week left until Season 2 of Marvel's Agent Carter debuts, intriguing new details have surfaced, which reveal even more connections between the show and the Marvel Cinematic Universe at large. The show has previously featured Captain America: The First Avenger star Neal McDonough as Dum Dum Dugan, and Dominic Cooper will be back to reprise his role as Howard Stark, the father of Tony Stark. Today, executive producer Michele Fazekas reveals the upcoming season will tie in to one of the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, Doctor Strange. Here's what she had to say, when asked if the extra-dimensional energy source known as Darkforce will tie into the MCU.
"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 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. because you've seen it in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as well."
The Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. villain Blackout was powered by Darkforce, much like he was in the Marvel Comics. However, Stephen Strange doesn't actually use Darkforce in the comics, so it seems the studio is changing things up a bit once again. Unfortunately, the executive producer wouldn't say exactly how it ties into the Doctor Strange movie, but one could assume that the Sorcerer Supreme's villains may be harnessing this energy source.
Marvel's Agent Carter returns for a second season of adventure and intrigue, starring Hayley Atwell in the titular role of the unstoppable agent for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). Dedicated to the fight against new Atomic Age threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy must now journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home - and perhaps even a new love - she's about to find out that the bright lights of the post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect.
You may recall that a recent rumor surfaced claiming Doctor Strange actually opens in the year 1968, where "zealots of dark magic residing in Kathmandu will open a portal to another dimension. Marvel's Agent Carter takes place in the 1950s, so there may not be a direct connection to the events of this season and the movie, but we'll have to wait and see how this season pans out. What do you think about this hit series being connected to Doctor Strange?