Damage Control was established fairly early on in the MCU, though Marvel Studios would primarily use the Spider-Man franchise to explain their role in this shared world. While a flashback to the Battle of New York made it clear they were there to clean up after superhero battles, that's since changed.
Initially a joint venture between the United States Government and Stark Industries, the Department of Damage Control has since become an FBI-like organisation tasked with keeping an eye on superpowered individuals. They arrested Peter Parker, attempted to take down Kamala Khan, and even apprehended She-Hulk.
While they're supposed to be the good guys, we've seen a lot that contradicts that, including the fact they've repurposed Spider-Man's confiscated Stark tech for their own nefarious purposes.
Now, The Cosmic Circus is reporting that while the DODC will next appear in Secret Invasion, they can also confirm "that the DODC will play a much more significant role in the upcoming Armor Wars film." Seeing as that's supposed to explore what happens when Iron Man's technology falls into the wrong hands, this rumour makes a lot of sense.
Previous appearances from the group have confirmed they have an Ultron head, Chitauri weaponry, Stark drones they've turned into metahuman-hunting robots (a precursor to Sentinels, perhaps?), and even E.D.I.T.H.
Whether they're robbed by someone like Justin Hammer or decide to make use of that to further their own agenda, Armor Wars seems like a good place to pick up with them. It's also worth bearing in mind that there's a good chance the DODC reports to the CIA, and who is currently serving as its new director? Valentina Allegra de Fontaine.
While The Multiverse Saga is primarily devoted to, well, the Multiverse, it feels like there's a huge story brewing here that's likely to play out over multiple projects, including Thunderbolts.
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