How Agent Carter Will Connect To Doctor Strange


When Agent Carter returns to TV on January 19, it might be a good idea to dust off those #ItsAllConnected hashtags. Not only will Peggy Carter’s adventures in Los Angeles tie-in with Agents of SHIELD, they’ll also contain an unexpected but cool link to the upcoming Doctor Strange film.

Speaking with Comic Book Resources, Agent Carter showrunners Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas talked about the Darkforce, a concept from Marvel Comics that manifests itself as a dark energy source used by characters like Cloak, Darkhawk and Mister Negative. The villainous Marcus Daniels, also known as Blackout, wielded it in several Season 1 episodes of Agents of SHIELD.

That doesn’t mean it wasn’t detected even earlier in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though. When Peggy Carter starts to dig into a mysterious company called Isodyne Energy this season, she’ll soon realize something beyond our world is tied into what goes on there.

Here’s how Fazekas explained it to CBR:

"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. 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 …"

The key part is that the Darkforce is an extra-dimensional energy source, and when it comes to other dimensions, you’re talking about the expertise of the Sorcerer Supreme. It’s really a cool way to draw connections between what’s sure to be the most fantastical MCU outing to date and the relatively realistic spy antics of Agent Carter.

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We’ll learn more about Isodyne Energy and if Madame Masque has learned to use its power to her benefit soon enough. Doctor Strange is due in theaters on November 4.