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SDCC '14: Edwin Jarvis Coming to Agent Carter

Posted by Anthony Mango Saturday, July 26, 2014
Agent Carter producers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus spilled some interesting information about the new show when they said that a (somewhat) new character would make his debut: Edwin Jarvis.

For those who are unaware, Jarvis from the Marvel Cinematic Universe is not exactly how the character has always been. In the comics, Tony Stark quite literally had a butler named Edwin Jarvis, as stereotypical as that seems.

While the new take on the character has been extremely popular and implemented into other incarnations, it is nice to see that Marvel will be giving even more backstory to Jarvis by making him Howard Stark's servant whom Tony is inspired to model his artificial intelligence based on.

J.A.R.V.I.S. (Just A Rather Very Intelligent System) is voiced by Paul Bettany, who will be portraying The Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which naturally has led to the conclusion that the android will be the next step up from that and the next evolution very much in the same spirit as what we will see on Agent Carter.

However, if you are expecting Bettany to be on the show as Jarvis, you will likely be disappointed. The actor has said numerous times that his role in these films is not that taxing, so he probably will not be on board with joining the series in such a minor role. Instead, look for Jarvis to be played by a completely different actor, but still just represent the sort of personality that J.A.R.V.I.S. was spawned from.

Who would you like to see portray Edwin Jarvis on the show? Are there any other Easter eggs that you will be looking out for? Tell us your ideas in the comments below!

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A VISION of the future. Eh? Get it? See what I did there? Yeah, I hate me, too.


Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.