Agent Carter Adds Captain America's Dominic Cooper, as Howard Stark

Agent Carter Dominic Cooper

As anticipated — yet still worth noting — Dominic Cooper is set to reprise his Captain America film role as Tony Stark’s father on ABC’s Marvel’s Agent Carter.

Marvel.com was first to report the news.

Cooper originated the role of Howard Stark in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, then reprised it for the DVD featurette Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter. The Brit’s previous TV credits include the miniseries Fleming and Sense & Sensibility.

An eight-episode midseason drama due to claim the Tuesdays-at-9 time slot during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s winter hiatus, Marvel’s Agent Carter is set in 1946, where its title character (played by Hayley Atwell) is balancing administrative duties at the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) with secret missions for Howard Stark — all while trying to navigate life as a single woman, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers aka Captain America.

Agent Carter’s cast also includes Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill), Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse), James D’Arcy (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire).

VIDEO: Hayley Atwell Previews Agent Carter’s ‘Intense’ 8-Episode Adventure

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12 Comments
  1. Katherine215 says:

    Really looking forward to this show. The Captain America storyline is my favorite of the Avengers/Shield movie/tv storylines (I haven’t read the comics, unfortunately), so I’m excited to see how they do this. I also liked Carter, too.

  2. Kate Sullivan says:

    This is good especially since she was snarking about him in AoS premiere. I still hope they build this into AoS. Like have Skye or May visit her in her old folks home for advice as to how to deal with all of this stuff and she is still a little trapped in the past as she was in Winter Solider and so she can talk about the time covered.

  3. Sarah says:

    Is that an 8 ep mini series and nothing more? Or is there the possibility of a second season?

  4. KCC says:

    Good news!
    I wonder if Derek Luke or Neal McDonough would reprise their roles as well.

    • Eric says:

      I would love to see Neal, who recently appeared in the AoS season premiere, come back for this series. Dum Dum Dugan is a cool character overall, but that hat and moustache combo — that is what dreams are made of.

  5. Fido says:

    Hope the series has the same feel, action wise, as the short.

  6. Joey Padron says:

    Happy he’s reprising his role as Howard Stark. He was great on Captain America movie. So excited to see the show next year!

  7. Lizo says:

    Awesome!!! And I really hope we get more than 8 episodes….with a second season

  8. meni says:

    If the show is anything like the first 2 minutes of the Aos premiere then its go on a be cool!!
    I love Dominic and hope Neal reprises his role too
    Hayley is way too awesome anyway she got her on TV show on the basis of a 10 mind short that’s cool!!