James D’Arcy To Play Edwin Jarvis In Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’

Edwin Jarvis is heading to the small screen in Marvel’s upcoming series Agent Carter.

Although a version of the character appears in the studio’s cinematic endeavors — J.A.R.V.I.S. is Iron Man’s AI assistant, voiced by the talented Paul Bettany — the flesh and bone edition of Edwin Jarvis will appear in the television series slated to air in 2015.

Before his appearance as the disembodied voice that helps Tony Stark on a day-to-day basis, Nuke the Fridge explains that Edwin Jarvis was the butler for the Avengers. As silly as that might sound, he actually took care of Tony Stark following the death of his parents. Since Stark would ultimately form the superhero collective known as the Avengers, Edwin was on-hand to clean up after Tony’s pals as well.

According to Coming Soon, James D’Arcy was recently tapped to portray Edwin Jarvis in Marvel’s Agent Carter. While he’s not exactly a household name, moviegoers may remember his face from such flicks as Cloud Atlas, Hitchcock, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, and this summer’s Let’s Be Cops. D’Arcy has a handful of small screen roles under his belt as well.

Jarvis is Howard Stark’s butler in the series, though Marvel’s synopsis suggests that he will assist Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) during her numerous missions. Enver Gjokaj and Chad Michael Murray are also set to star in the show.

Unfamiliar with Agent Carter? This synopsis should help set things straight.

“It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life — Steve Rogers. Inspired by the feature films ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ along with the short ‘Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.’

Now that you know who’s playing Edwin Jarvis on Agent Carter, you’re probably itching for details about the show’s pending arrival. Your excitement is understandable, though we don’t have much info about the show’s season premiere just yet. ABC Studios and Marvel Television haven’t released anything official, though the show should arrive next year.

What do you think about James D’Arcy playing Edwin Jarvis in Agent Carter? Are you looking forward to the small screen Captain America spin-off?

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