Howard Stark and Dum Dum Dugan want in on "Agent Carter"!

When ABC and Marvel officially announced "Agent Carter," a Captain America television spin-off starring Hayley Atwell's fan-favorite SSR officer Peggy, many wondered if the show might feature other war-era Marvel characters such as Howard Stark, Iron Man's father, played by Dominic Cooper; or the Howling Commandos, Cap's legendary multinational WWII team.

Well, fans can amp up their excitement to yet higher levels, because both Cooper and Justified's Neal McDonough, who played Howling Commando Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan in The First Avenger and Marvel's Agent Carter short, have already expressed in no uncertain terms that they'd jump at the chance to appear on Atwell's series.


"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," Cooper told Zap2it during the TCA 2014 winter press tour. "The flawed entrepreneur, the kind of crazy playboy, from that era is an exciting concept. I saw Hayley recently, and I think that the 'Carter' thing is going to happen, so yeah. I'd love to. I wouldn't hesitate."

McDonough was similarly enthusiastic when interviewed by IGN during the Mob City press tour.

"I mean what a perfect series this would be. You've got S.H.I.E.L.D. on now, and this would be like a 1940s S.H.I.E.L.D. It's pretty great stuff. I would love to do it. Dum Dum's one of my favorite characters I've ever played. He's just so much fun. You know he's just another barrel-chested, beer drinking, good guy. And I really like that. I'd have to go gain 20 pounds again. But, hey, what are you gonna do?"

When it was pointed out that, technically, Dum Dum could show up in the modern world as well, McDonough replied that he was in fact signed up for multiple Marvel projects and very much hoped to see the character pop up in other Marvel properties.

"I learned about that! Nick Fury took a super serum [in the comics] and he got shot and the blood got onto Dum Dum. Then he was frozen in the '60s in a river when his wife and kid were killed, and he was woken up in the '70s or something, and Nick Fury was there to tell him the news, which just rocked his world. But he was still 40-something-years-old. He aged quicker than Nick but slower than all human beings, so he's still around. He's still there. So I'm praying that Dum Dum comes around somewhere soon because everyone loved Dum Dum and I love playing him. My kids love Dum Dum. I think if it's got a Marvel banner... I love Marvel. I think what Kevin [Feige]'s doing is just genius."

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lmao Neal McDonough. Nerd alert. anyway, THE PEGGY PARTY DON'T STOP