Avengers: Endgame served as the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Infinity Saga while also featuring surprising returns. One of the characters who unexpectedly made a comeback in the movie was James D'Arcy's Edward Jarvis from Agent Carter. The character's return marked the first time that an actor from Marvel TV made the jump to the big screen, making history in the process.
During the Infinity Saga, the topic of seeing Marvel TV characters in the MCU has been the center of most fans' online conversation. D'Arcy's appearance in Endgame essentially added more fuel to the fire, giving everyone hope that Marvel TV crossovers were possible.
James D'Arcy Talks About His MCU Cameo
James D'Arcy, who plays the MCU's real-life Jarvis, sat down with Digital Spy to talk about his Avengers: Endgame cameo and future possibilities.
D'Arcy first recalled working in the MCU, praising Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo while also admitting that he "loved" the experience:
“I loved the experience, and I was really lucky – the Russo brothers have been very, very good to me, and they very sweetly invited me back to be in Endgame briefly, which was great.“
The Marvel actor then mentioned that "nobody is ever dead" in the MCU, potentially teasing his return down the line:
"And, you know, as I’ve said before, the Marvel universe is a funny old place. Nobody is ever dead. And now they’re into the metaverse.”
D'Arcy went on to reveal his willingness to make a comeback as Howard Stark's butler, pointing out that he “loved playing Jarvis.”
Before Endgame, D'Arcy made his Marvel debut in ABC's Agent Carter series, starring Hayley Atwell. The actor praised the series and Atwell, saying that it was a "really strong, female-led show:"
“What I loved about Agent Carter was, it was a really strong, female-led show, in which the protagonist – so, Agent Carter, Hayley – was a decent person, trying to do decent things, and quite often doing them in a very entertaining and fun way. I thought she was such a great role model for young women. And then there’s this sort of ridiculous sidekick, which was me. And I just had so much – I hadn’t ever really done any comedy before then.”
Will James D'Arcy Return as Jarvis?
It remains to be seen if there is a story left for James D'Arcy's Jarvis in the MCU, but the actor's willingness to return should prove valuable if Marvel Studios decides to explore more of the character's history with the Stark family.
If D'Arcy does return, one project that would make sense is Armor Wars, mainly due to the fact that it's heavily connected to the legacy of Tony Stark. It's possible that the Disney+ series will explore the history of the Stark family like never before, meaning that it could include potential flashbacks featuring D'Arcy's Marvel character.
Marvel Studios previously confirmed that Agent Carter is canon to the MCU, adding more reason for D'Arcy to return. In addition, given that Marvel One-Shots are being highlighted on Disney+, having Jarvis return for a fun short film is also a plausible idea.
Avengers: Endgame is available to stream on Disney+.