Doctor Strange
“Are you ready to feel my Darkforce, Peggy?” Source: Empire

The second season of Agent Carter is about to take a rather, well, strange turn into the fantastical. There’s a few reasons Peggy (Hayley Atwell) is coming to Los Angeles, and one of them is to investigate the extra-dimensional negative energy called Darkforce.

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That’s what it’s called in the comics, where it’s a part of Doctor Strange’s world and powers the likes of Darkhawk and Cloak. But for the purposes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it’ll be known by the rather more scientific (and washing detergent-like) name of Isodyne.

Agent Carter
“Come at me, Benny.” ©ABC

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Showrunner Michele Fazekas takes up the tale:

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, and also to S.H.I.E.L.D. because you’ve seen it in S.H.I.E.L.D. as well.

Nuclear testing? Zero matter? It’s all making my head positively spin. Why, it’s as if someone…put a spell on me.

Now, all we need is a Benny cameo on Agent Carter. Time travel story, perhaps?

The Doctor Strange Singapore release date has been set for Nov 3, 2016. Also, check out our list of 20 geek movies you must absolutely watch this year.