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'Agent Carter' adds Dominic Cooper to the cast

Dominic Cooper

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In news surprising to no one, Agent Carter has officially added Dominic Cooper to its cast, Marvel announced on Tuesday.

Cooper, who plays Tony Stark’s father, Howard Stark, first appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger alongside Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), the lead of ABC’s upcoming midseason series. Cooper also briefly appeared in the Agent Carter-centric Marvel One-Shot.

Carter stars Atwell as the titular agent, who deals with being marginalized once WWII ends. In the wake of losing her love, Steve Rogers, Carter navigates the world of the SSR, the forebear to what we now know as S.H.I.E.L.D.

Cooper joins the previously cast Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, James D’Arcy and Shea Whigham in the drama, executive-produced by Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

Marvel’s new series will air in the gap between the first and second halves of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s sophomore run.