Clark Gregg Answers The Tough Questions In Reddit AMA
Clark Gregg, the man many fans know as Agent Coulson/Director Coulson/Phil, Son of Coul from the Marvel universe, took to Reddit (via CinemaBlend) this afternoon and in true AMA (Ask Me Anything, for the non-interwebs savvy like myself) he answered just about everything, from directing a Marvel flick, to Age of Ultron to Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s fairly obvious from the interviews that Gregg does that he loves being a part of these films and in return, fans have loved him. He was, after all, the glue that held the first phase of Marvel’s films together. So to say he’s an important player in the franchise would be an understatement. Let’s not forget the events that unfolded in the final episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (HOLY CRAP!) So what did Gregg have to say? Let’s find out.
One of the biggest questions not just in the Marvel world, but in Hollywood as a whole is who will direct Ant-Man. Several directors have been approached and all have passed. Some names are still floating around out there, but Marvel is staying quiet. One name that has been mentioned by several outlets is one Clark Gregg. Our favorite agent is actually our promoting the film Trust Me, which he directed. Is a Marvel film, specifically Ant-Man, in the cards for Gregg?
It would be a dream someday. But right now Marvel’s keeping me pretty damn busy on the other side of the camera.
The actor went on to say that Adam Warlock is one of his favorite characters. Could we see Gregg behind the camera for another venture into the cosmos? Who knows, but it sure would be cool. It should be noted that Adam Warlock also has close ties to the Fantastic Four, whose film rights are owned by Fox, so there could be some rights issues for that character. Anywho, that’s neither here nor there at this point. Speaking of things Gregg likes, he revealed that he, along with countless fans, enjoy the heroes who don’t have super powers. In the Avengers, that would be Black Widow and Hawkeye. An origin film for this deadly duo has been rumored before, but nothing concrete has ever come out of it. Clark Gregg would love to see that film come to fruition.
I love the stories of the S.H.I.E.L.D agents that don’t have superpowers, and I’ve always thought the backstory of Budapest as mentioned in The Avengers would make a great film.
It’s hard to deny that the Budapest line was placed there for some bigger purpose. It’s one of the many mysteries that remains unanswered and many folks want to know what happened in Budapest!? Moving on to the future, fans are literally chomping at the bit waiting for the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron. One of those mysteries that remains to be answered is when will the newly assembled team of heroes find out that Agent Coulson is still alive? Or will they ever know the truth? Gregg has an answer for that, too.
Hmmmm…does that mean we’ll get some super hero sized cameos on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? One can hope! What Will likely happen, however, is the opposite. What if Director Coulson and his impressive team shows up to assist in the take down of Ultron? The duo of Fitz-Simmons would very likely be a great addition to the likes of Tony Stark and Bruce Banner. No doubt we’ll at least see, or hear, numerous references to the sequel, as well as the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. While on that topic, what about the possibilities of Coulson showing up in the space adventure?
Not that I know of! But with Marvel neither you or I will know the final answer to that until the final credit has rolled.
Marvel, and its current controller of all things awesome, Kevin Feige are notoriously capricious when it comes to their films. Example: filming an after credits scene for the Avengers the night of its world premier. It’d certainly be an odd place for Coulson to show up, but never say never.
Be sure to tune into ABC this September for the sophomore season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Where will things go now that S.H.I.E.L.D. is in shambles, save for Coulson’s group? So many questions!
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