After two appearances in the Iron Man movies, it's safe to say that everyone loves S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson. Wherever he goes, Easter Eggs follow. Thankfully, actor Clark Gregg is headed to The Avengers. But first, what's he doing in Thor?
In the Thor roundtable interviews at Comic Con, we got to spend some quality time with Clark Gregg, the actor who plays Agent Coulson, who just found out that he would be appearing in The Avengers, here's a little snippet from the interview:
What's it like bouncing from film to film as this character?
Yeah yeah it started out as nothing — a couple scenes in Iron Man, and it just became a better role. And every time they call, I'm like, "Really? I get to do this guy again!" Every time they peel back some more layers and he's got more interesting stuff to do.
Especially today to get to see some of that Thor footage and to be blown away by it, as a fan. And to stand up there and have Joss Whedon kind of tell me, "we'd like you to be in the Avengers."
You just found this out?
Yeah I can barely focus on talking to you guys because I just want to call my Mom.
Do you know anything about the script? Do you know where you'll show up?
I don't know a damn thing. This I can't get in trouble [for], because I don't know a damn thing.
At the panel Robert Downey, Jr. called The Avengers the most ambitious thing that's ever been done. As the self-professed glue of the Marvel Universe. I'm curious as to how seeds might be planted in Thor [for Agent Coulson] to where he ends up with everyone else? How does he get there [to The Avengers]?
I think it's safe to say, without getting instantly evaporated by the Marvel ray guns, that Thor is an origin story. Obviously a hammer is in New Mexico in a giant crater. Nick Fury is otherwise engaged. It's Agent Coulson's job to show up and investigate that. And I don't think he knows, going into New Mexico. anything more than that. It kind of reeks of superhero to me, with the giant hammer in the perfectly symmetrical crater. I think that by the end of this movie, that this is very much in line with what S.H.I.E.L.D. is in existence for. More than that, I'm too scared to talk about.