Russo Brothers Explain That ‘Agent Carter’ Cameo in ‘Avengers: Endgame’

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“Avengers: Endgame” featured many, many cameos, but one of the more surprising ones was when James D’Arcy briefly appeared as Howard Stark’s butler Edwin Jarvis, reprising his role from the short-lived ABC series “Agent Carter.” During a Reddit AMA on Thursday, directors Joe and Anthony Russo explained why they included Jarvis in “Endgame,” which marked the first time any Marvel Studios film referenced a character exclusively from Marvel TV’s MCU-adjacent universe. “Because we love James,” the directors wrote. “Also, because Markus and Mcfeely were instrumental in engineering that show, and because [Joe Rosso] directed one of the episodes. It seemed appropriate.” Also Read: 'Agents of SHIELD' to End on ABC After Season 7 in 2020 The Russos were referring to Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who have co-written many Marvel Studios’ films including “Endgame,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and all three “Captain America” films. The duo co-created “Agent Carter,” which ran for two seasons on ABC and starred Hayley Atwell reprising her role as Peggy Carter from “Captain America: The First Avenger.” The inclusion of Jarvis happened in “Endgame” when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) travel back to a S.H.I.E.L.D. base in 1970 to retrieve the...

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