Star Costa Ronin has joined the cast of “Marvel’s Agent Carter” in a role that already has a strong connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He’ll play Anton Vanko, the father of Ivan Vanko, played by Mickey Rourke in Iron Man 2. In fact, the elder Vanko even made a brief appearance in that film, played by Evgeniy Lazarev.
“Fans have wanted to learn more about Anton Vanko since he was first mentioned in ‘Iron Man 2’ and we’re happy to deliver with Costa’s terrific performance in ‘Marvel’s Agents Carter,'” says Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television.
Starring Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, Chad Michael Murray as SSR Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as SSR Agent Daniel Sousa, James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, and Shea Whigham as SSR Chief Roger Dooley, “Marvel’s Agent Carter” was written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Executive producers are Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Chris Dingess, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee and Jeph Loeb.
“Marvel’s Agent Carter” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television and is set to premiere January 6, 2015 on ABC.