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Agent Carter

After appearing in Captain America: The First Avenger as the tough as nails love of Steve Rogers’ life, Hayley Atwell returned as Peggy Carter in the Agent Carter one-shot short which was included on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray. There had been rumours of a TV series, but that was finally made official earlier this year.

We also learned that the first season will be made up of 13 episodes, airing between Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. midseason break. Set in 1946, Agent Carter will pick up with the character as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life.

You may not realise this, but despite the period setting, Agent Carter has the opportunity to introduce a lot of familiar faces into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while also bringing back some familiar ones.

Below, we count down just ten of them.

10. Baron Zemo

Baron Zemo

Agent Carter needs a villain, so who better than Baron Zemo? As this is a title which has been passed through the generations, there’s no need to fret about the character not also getting the chance to shine on the big screen somewhere down the line too.

This early version could be introduced as the leader of Hydra following the fall of the Red Skull and the end of the second world war, and actually having him debut here could really help to set the stage of Marvel were to use his son (or even grandson) as a villain in Captain America 3. The Nazi scientist’s mask was actually permanently attached to his face after a battle with Steve Rogers, and that could possibly be referenced here to acknowledge some of Cap’s adventures which we didn’t get to see in The First Avenger.

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