Dominic Cooper to Reprise Howard Stark Role for ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’

The actor will return to his role from “Captain America: The First Avenger”

Marvel is bringing back Howard Stark and has announced that Dominic Cooper will return to reprise his role on ABC’s new midseason drama “Agent Carter.”

Hayley Atwell stars on “Agent Carter” as Peggy, the titular agent who was integral to the foundation of the agency that would ultimately become SHIELD.

Also read: ‘Boardwalk Empire’s’ Shea Whigham to Star on ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’

“Agent Carter” takes place in 1946, with Peggy Carter picking up the pieces of her life after having lost Steve Rogers in World War II, a plot which played out in the movie “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Cooper’s Howard Stark, future father to Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, also made his first appearance alongside Atwell’s Peggy. Stark and Peggy also worked together in “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter,” the short film that inspired the series.

The show also will feature “Boardwalk Empire” star Shea Whigham, playing the “tough but fair-minded” SSR Chief Roger Dooley who oversees Agents Carter (Atwell), Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) and Sousa (Enver Gjokaj).

“Marvel’s Agent Carter” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.

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Most recently, Cooper was in video game adaptation “Need for Speed” and soon will be seen in “Dracula Untold.” He is represented by CAA and Markham, Froggatt and Irwin.

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