There will be a very cool element linking Season 2 of Agent Carter and Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange movie.
According to showrunner Michele Fazekas, that tie-in will be an extra-dimensional, negative energy called the Darkforce first introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Season 1 of ABC's other little Marvel TV show, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Peggy will come across it when her newest mission sends her to Los Angeles to investigate a weird murder and a company called Isodyne Energy.
And how is Isodyne Energy connected to the Darkforce and in turn to Doctor Strange? Here’s what Fazekas told Comic Book Resources:
“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,” explained Fazekas. “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 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' because you've seen it in 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' as well.”
Now, let's go back to S.H.I.E.L.D. for one small second. The Darkforce was used to power-up the villainous Blackout in the episode titled “The Only Light in the Darkness,” but don’t expect to see it work in the same fashion in the 1940s -- when Agent Carter is set -- as it did in 2014 (that's when the episode aired). Fazekas explained:
“The cool thing about what we learned as we researched Darkforce over the course of Marvel comic book history is, it affects people in different ways. It's created a bunch of superheroes, it's created a bunch of villains, and it has all these different properties. It could be a liquid, it could be a gas, it could be a solid, it could give you powers, it could kill you. It has a lot of different applications, which was cool for us. We were able to select what we liked and sort of make our own rules as to what it does, how it operates, and who it affects in our world.”
There you have it. Are you looking forward to the return of Agent Carter (it's a two-hour permiere) on Jan. 19?
(via Comic Book Resources)