'Captain America's' Dominic Cooper to join 'Agent Carter,' says Hayley Atwell

dominic-cooper-agent-carter-hayley-atwell-gi.jpgAccording to "Marvel's Agent Carter" star Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper apparently did not hesitate to join the new ABC/Marvel TV series. In a new interview, Atwell confirmed Cooper's involvement in the project.

"He's incredibly naughty," she tells The Telegraph. "So I'm going to start the pranks as early as I can. He will come up with some very good ones, too."

Cooper played Howard Stark, father of "Iron Man's" Tony Stark, in "Captain America: The First Avenger." It makes sense he would reprise the role, as Howard and Peggy Carter worked together in the founding of SHIELD (at least, according to what fans learned in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier").

When Zap2it spoke to Cooper in January at the 2014 TCA winter press tour, he admitted a keen interest in revisiting the role. "I would like to do any way possible that Howard Stark can make a return. He's such a fun character to play, and I really believe that he could make quite an exciting character to watch more of," he said. "The flawed entrepreneur, the kind of crazy playboy, from that era is an exciting concept."

"Agent Carter" will premiere on ABC in early 2015, during the midseason break of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" Season 2.
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