Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe know that everything is “all connected”. All of the films, shows and one-shots have threads that bind them together, whether it’s Hydra being revealed on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury showing up at the end of Iron Man, or the “incident” AKA the Battle of New York from The Avengers being referenced on Daredevil. Marvel TV’s newest show, Cloak & Dagger, is no exception and features a striking reference from Agent Carter.
Since you can see the Roxxon logo in the Cloak & Dagger trailer, FANDOM asked Marvel TV President Jeph Loeb about Roxxon at WonderCon. Loeb teased the oil company’s involvement in Cloak & Dagger, as well as just how “connected” the show will be to the rest of the MCU. “There are large themes, not necessarily characters, but maybe an organization that you have seen before that would only exist in the Marvel Universe.” As for Roxxon, Loeb says that fans will know by watching the first episode just how important the company is.
Cloak & Dagger’s showrunner, Heroes alum Joe Pokaski, also mentioned Agent Carter during WonderCon, saying, “There’s obviously a couple of moments in Agent Carter that we made sure we watched, to make sure that everyone understood that it is all connected, like Jeph said.” You can see FANDOM’s WonderCon interview with them above.
Agent Carter ran on ABC for two seasons. The show starred Hayley Atwell as S.H.I.E.L.D. founder and Captain America’s love from Captain America: The First Avenger, Peggy Carter. During Season 1 and 2, Peggy went up against big oil company Roxxon. She broke into their lab, stole some of their equipment and even discovered some of the nefarious testing they were doing with Nitramene.
In the comics, Roxxon was almost as notorious as Hydra. While they were originally investors into S.H.I.E.L.D., they also smuggled weapons, engaged in illegal experiments, and were implicated in a number of deaths. Based on the pilot episode, which was screened at WonderCon, Roxxon clearly has a huge role to play on this new show.
Cloak & Dagger hits Freeform on Wednesday, June 7.