At some point, Agent Carter news will be disappointing. This is not one of those times. Get ready for Ken Marino, Marvel mobster.

Variety reports that Marino is playing Joseph Manfredi, described by them as a “volatile leader in the Maggia crime syndicate.” In the comics, Joseph Manfredi has the power to control bats. I’m betting if that actually makes it into the show somehow, it’ll be in a subtle way.

The Maggia are clearly going to be a big deal in season two of Agent Carter. They’ve already cast Wynn Everett as Madame Masque and Currie Graham as her husband. I’m betting that Marino’s comedy chops are going to come in the form of adding an unsettling edge to a villain.

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If you don’t know what the Maggia are in the Marvelverse, here’s Wikipedia’s excellent description:

The Maggia is a fictional international crime syndicate that has appeared in various comic book series published by Marvel Comics. The organization exists in Marvel’s main shared universe, known as the Marvel Universe. Its structure is somewhat similar to the Mafia (which is itself almost never referred to in Marvel stories), but the Maggia differs in that it frequently hires supervillains and mad scientists to work for them.

This is true. The Mafia only sometimes hires supervillains and mad scientists.


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