With Marvel’s Agent Carter currently in full swing, it’s no surprise the show is now poised to start expanding its connections to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe - and it seems the latest bridge is going to come in tomorrow’s episode.
Titled “The Iron Ceiling”, a new promo (see above) teases not just a reunion for Peggy (Hayley Atwell) and The Howling Commandoes, but also confirms this episode will offer a first time look at the early days of the program that will eventually go on to one day create the MCU’s Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson).
Here is the official summary for "The Iron Ceiling":
Peggy is finally trusted with a mission and calls upon her trusted Howling Commandos squad for backup. But her cover could be at risk when SSR Chief Dooley also sends Agent Thompson with her.
Perhaps because of its limited 8-episode season, it’s appeared Agent Carter has been less inclined to build its MCU connections the way Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. has. However, this aversion has turned into a double edged sword where, in some ways, the show’s been able to stand on its own two feet as a individual series unique to itself. But, in other ways, we don’t really know how well the show can weave in smaller threads like this week’s nod to Black Widow.
That said, Marvel has proven many times in the past its capability to make its big and small screen properties talk to one another. So, after the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. winter finale that perfectly kicked off the existence of the Inhumans within the world, we’re willing to give Carter the benefit of the doubt, especially if the tie-in gives us more of a reason to enjoy Scarlett Johansson’s character as we inch closer to the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
What would be really interesting – though at best it would be wishful thinking – is if Marvel found a way to tie Agent Carter’s 1940s New York City into the upcoming Daredevil series on Netflix (set to debut in a little over two months' time). That would be something that would really get the MCU juices cooking with gasoline.
Agent Carter continues with "The Iron Ceiling" tomorrow night at 9/8c on ABC.