Clark Gregg teases the plot of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'




The franchise of feature films known as Marvel Phase One, which culminated with last summer's epic blockbuster smash 'Marvel's The Avengers,' is pretty much the realization of every Marvel fan's fantasies. Later, when 'Marvel's The Avengers' writer and director Joss Whedon announced that he would be working with his brother on a pilot set in that same cinematic universe, those fans were even more ecstatic. And shortly thereafter, when Whedon announced that Clark Gregg would be reprising Gregghis popular Agent Phil Coulson character in the ABC drama pilot, those fans were... confused?

We saw Loki mortally wound Coulson in 'Marvel's The Avengers;' then he heard Nick Fury (played by Samuel L. Jackson) tell Earth's mightiest heroes that Coulson had died. Of course, we know we can't trust Fury--his secrets have secrets--but just how are they going to explain Coulson's return? Well that plot point is being kept under wraps for now... but that didn't stop Gregg from teasing a little about what happens to Coulson while Gregg was out promoting his latest directorial effort 'Trust Me.'

"I don’t know how you could not change going through what he went through," Gregg says of Coulson's state of mind during the show. "I think if he hadn’t gone through some kind of change, it wouldn’t be any good. That said, I don’t know if he understands how much he’s changed."

When pressed to reveal just how Coulson has changed, Gregg wouldn't budge--but he assures fans that they won't be disappointed.

"When Joss described to me the mystery, and the complexity and the unanswered questions about Phil Coulson standing there trying to deal with this, I found it so fascinating and so true to the world of the comics and mythology in general as I understand them that I was immediately in."

But wait... the heroes were galvanized by Coulson's murder! Do they not know that he's returned?

"[S]ome level of deception must have been perpetrated on the Avengers," Gregg teases, "It must have been. I think."


- Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Clark Gregg

Written by: bad_subject
Apr 21st, 2013, 8:33 am

Images courtesy of ABC


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to anonymous Like a tire spinning on an ice covered service is your mouth...

Message Posted On Apr 21st, 2013, 4:16 pm
Not impressed. But... we take what we get. No choice. We have no choice but to put up with Hollywood and Hollywood's official and unofficial spokespersons tell us is good and bad. Our views only matter where numbers come in. Maximize eyeballs, bring in ad revenue. End of story. The Avengers should have been dynamite. Clearly, It could have been. Then you had 'advanced' aliens attacking earth - wait for it - in what looked like broke away helium-filled dragon balloons meant to frighten 5 year olds. Next? Superman, flying (like all superheroes who fly, like a missile doing ballet. Only this time they've got him leaving chem trail behind for gosh sakes. It's bad enough that Superman still channels nerdy Christopher Reeves (who was, by all accounts, a super nice guy who I have no problem with). I wasn't at all impressed with the trailers for Supes, but at least the 3rd one got my attention. Why is that anyway? Are we being played with? A-holes! Arby
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