Clark Gregg Teases That Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Will Explore Coulson’s Past


clark gregg bannerFanboy turned nerd icon Clark Gregg will soon lead a group of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents on the small screen when ABC premieres Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this fall. The show has been picked up for series, but we still don’t know a lot about it. We know that it takes place after the events of The Avengers and Agent Coulson is alive. Collider caught up with the actor on the red carpet at the Saturn Awards and asked him about the show as well as his work as a director.

You can watch the video below to see everything Gregg had to say, but he did give a really intriguing answer when asked what Phil Coulson was like before he joined up with the world’s premiere spy agency.

He was a professional dancer who taught Kung-Fu [laughs]. I have no idea…well I have a few ideas. We’re going to find out in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. As always the case with Marvel, you read Battle Scars, the most recent comic book secrets, there’s a Ranger, an Army Ranger, who gets into S.H.I.E.L.D. and has the nickname of Cheese. I’m not sure that’s the same Agent Coulson. Parts of that sounds like they carry over. I was also Principal Coulson in Ultimate Spider-Man andI don’t think I’ll be principal Coulson in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Like you, I have a lot to learn when I see the first couple of scripts for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

He also went on to say that one of the things that really interested both himself and Joss Whedon was thinking about the everyday workings of S.H.I.E.L.D. and how it’s not all going away on a mission to figure out what Hulk or Iron Man are doing. It will be interesting to see how they explore Agent Coulson‘s life both inside and outside of his job as top S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and Nick Fury‘s right hand man. We know he was dating a cellist, but that’s the extent of his private life. What do you think? Do you hope we learn more about Phil?

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Source : Collider