Actor Gary Weeks, who plays Agent Foster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thinks the idea of a Disney+ series centered on the United States Department of Damage Control (DODC) has real potential.
Weeks first played DODC Agent Foster in 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming, subsequently reprising the role in 2021's Spider-Man: No Way Home. In a recent interview with The Direct, the actor was asked if he could see the DODC getting its own Disney+ spinoff. "I definitely could," Weeks replied.
"I think it's good timing to do it fairly close to now," he elaborated. "I could see it in the next couple of years. This is just me talking. I don't know what they're doing, but I think it would be great. It's another adage to [the Marvel Cinematic Universe]. It's a great thing to have cameos pop in whenever and the characters we don't get to see often."
As The Direct points out, the DODC was first introduced to the MCU in 2017's Homecoming, though has canonically existed within Marvel Studios' shared movie universe since the immediate aftermath of 2012's The Avengers. As such, the potential for flashback stories exists. With that in mind, when asked where he would like to take a Damage Control series, Weeks mentioned 2013's Iron Man 3. "I would love to go to Robert Downey's house and go through all the things there and see what was left," he said. "Even the stuff that was blown up and remained years and years after."
Created by Dwayne McDuffie and Ernie Colon, Damage Control first appeared in 1988's Marvel Age Annual #4 as a construction company that specializes in repairing the property damage caused by the battles between superheros and their adversaries. Interestingly, Weeks is not the first person to see the potential for a television series starring the organization.
In October 2015, ABC -- the home of such MCU-adjacent TV projects as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter and Inhumans -- ordered a put pilot for Marvel's Damage Control, a half-hour comedy series to be produced by Marvel Television. Ben Karlin was attached to serve as showrunner, with ABC president Paul Lee announcing in January 2016 that the show could begin airing later that same year. However, no additional updates followed and the project has long since been presumed dead. Marvel Television was shuttered in 2019, with Marvel Studios beginning to produce its own small-screen content for Disney+, starting with 2021's WandaVision.
The United States Department of Damage Control ultimately made its MCU debut in 2017's Homecoming, with the organization's meddling serving as the catalyst for Adrian Toomes' (Michael Keaton) transformation into the villainous Vulture. The DODC returned in 2021's No Way Home, arresting Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and his friends after his secret identity was revealed and he was framed for murdering Quentin Beck/Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) with Stark drones.
Source: The Direct