While doing press for Frank Darabont’s upcoming period crime drama Mob City, Neal McDonough spoke to IGN and they touched upon his Dum Dum Dugan character. Dugan who made his first film appearance in Captain America: The First Avenger was also briefly in the Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter short.
IGN asked the actor about possibly returning as Dugan for the rumored Agent Carter series:
“I’ll be going into the office next week and take a peek at it with the guys, ’cause they were talking about… I mean what a perfect series this would be. You’ve got S.H.I.E.L.D. on now, and this would be like a 1940s S.H.I.E.L.D. It’s pretty great stuff. I would love to do it. Dum Dum’s one of my favorite characters I’ve ever played. He’s just so much fun. You know he’s just another barrel-chested, beer drinking, good guy. And I really like that. I’d have to go gain 20 pounds again. But, hey, what are you gonna do?”
When IGN pointed out that Dugan could actually show up in modern times, McDonough actually reveals that he was in fact signed up for multiple projects and very much hoped to see the character pop up in other Marvel properties:
“I learned about that! Nick Fury took a super serum [in the comics] and he got shot and the blood got onto Dum Dum. Then he was frozen in the ’60s in a river when his wife and kid were killed, and he was woken up in the ’70s or something, and Nick Fury was there to tell him the news, which just rocked his world. But he was still 40-something-years-old. He aged quicker than Nick but slower than all human beings, so he’s still around. He’s still there. So I’m praying that Dum Dum comes around somewhere soon because everyone loved Dum Dum and I love playing him. My kids love Dum Dum. I think if it’s got a Marvel banner… I love Marvel. I think what Kevin’s doing is just genius. To do one film at a time and have each of them be great…”
So what do you think about Dum Dum Dugan making a return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Maybe with The Howling Commandos?