Writers Markus & McFeeley Explain "Agent Carter's" Role in the Marvel Cinematic U

January 6, 2015 8:07 PM

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Long before there was a Nick Fury, Agent Phil Coulson or, heck, even S.H.I.E.L.D., there was Peggy Carter. In the 1940s, the super spy and Strategic Scientific Reserve member teamed with Captain America in "Captain America: The First Avenger" to stop the Red Skull and his Nazi forces. Next, she took on an unauthorized solo mission in "Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter," released on the "Iron Man 3" Blu-ray. Now, Peggy is stepping into the spotlight with "Marvel's Agent Carter."

The freshman TV series opens with Carter (Hayley Atwell) not being taken seriously by her fellow Strategic Scientific Reserve agents. However, when Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) is accused of selling his technology to the highest bidder, Carter makes use her special skills to clear his name -- and b...

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