Howard Stark may not have learned his lesson in Marvel’s "Agent Carter” Season 1. Actor Dominic Cooper teased that his character would find himself in even more hot water after he goes to California. Much like his future son, Tony Stark/Iron Man, he just can’t stay out of trouble.
When asked if his character would be around more since Peggy (Hayley Atwell) cleared his name, the actor revealed that his stolen inventions won't be the end of his troubles. “No, I like being on the run. Should always be on the run,” Cooper told IGN. “He’s more of the same. It’s more Howard Stark making, inventing, creating and doing something wrong.”
In Season 1 of the ABC drama, which is set in the 1940s, Howard had to go on the run when his inventions were stolen and the government thought he was to blame for recent attacks. Presumably, the inventor now has better security, but he’ll still manage to find himself in trouble. “[He is doing] all the bad things you could possibly be doing in life, and it’s really good fun,” Cooper added. “I love doing it and I love working with the guys as well.”
At New York Comic Con, Marvel’s head of television, Jeph Loeb, explained that Cooper's character, although he always brings drama, offers some lighter moments as well. “Bringing a character like Howard Stark to Hollywood just opens up so many fun opportunities for the series this season,” Loeb said (via Marvel).
Howard will likely find trouble in his love life as well as his professional life. The playboy had a long list of ex-lovers in New York, and he’ll probably start looking for models and actresses in Los Angeles as soon as he gets to town. Could an ex-girlfriend be part of Howard’s next plan gone wrong? Viewers will have to tune in to find out.
Hopefully, despite his next antics, he’ll be able to help Peggy fight her new foes. “Agent Carter” Season 2 already has multiple villains lined up for Captain America’s ex to go up against. Madame Masque (Wynn Everett) will be the main baddie, but Peggy also will have to deal with Joseph Manfredi (Ken Marino), a member of the Maggia crime syndicate. Dottie Underwood (Bridget Reagan) will also return as a Soviet spy.
“Marvel's Agent Carter” Season 2 premieres in 2016 on ABC.