If you’ve somehow still not seen Avengers Assemble then firstly get yourself a ticket and secondly don’t read on, as this article contains a rather large plot spoiler. Seeing as the film has now broke every record possible and is annihilating every contender in sight we figured it would be ok to reveal what happened when we spoke to Agent Coulson himself, well the actor who plays him Clark Gregg.
Whilst talking to the cast about the film a few weeks ago in London we felt bad that Clark wasn’t getting a great deal of action on the question front and considering his huge and pivotal role in the film we felt he deserved to talk about it.
Below Clark Gregg talks about his role in the franchise and what his death actually means, did you shed tears as he grabbed that huge gun? We did!
Clark, Scarlett mentioned that everyone had a talking process with Joss before filming started. When did you find out about the path of your character? And how do you feel about it as a result?
” I don’t know how much I want to talk about this. I was about to do the panel for Thor at Comic-Con and partly because of this amazing relationship that Marvel has with its stories and with its audience, I’d gone from shopping around for comics the first year I went to Comic-Con to needing a security detail. And people dressed as Coulson.
So I was already a geek having the time of my life and right before the panel in the green room preparing and this guy as I recognised as a geek, the king of geeks, Joss Whedon comes up to me and goes, “Oh! Oh! Coulson’s going to have a big part in The Avengers, can I introduce you as part of the cast?” which is officially the shortest decision making period I’ve ever needed.
Then there was an ominous call from Marvel which was kind of a good-news-bad-news call about how important Coulson’s role would be in this film and… I loved playing this guy a lot and I loved when I got Joss’s script, it was honestly one of the best days I’ve had as an actor, period.
It’s been a chain-letter – different directors and writers reveal get this character and reveal another facet and that is always entertaining to me.
What Joss did I thought was magnificent and a perfect extension and because it’s in the Marvel universe I think of it as an extension more than a definite resolution.”