Clark Gregg Hopeful of Flashbacks In THE AVENGERS Sequel for Sake of Agent Coulson's Return

Further expressing empathy for the S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent's death in Marvel's The Avengers superhero assembly, the actor behind Phil Coulson, Clark Gregg, is hopeful of his return, even if it's in flashbacks.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 9/5/2012


Kicking off promotional rounds for Marvel's The Avengers Blu-ray and DVD release, the actor behind the S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent fans have grown to love over three cinematic appearances before he met his fate in the big superhero assembly, chatted recently with NZ Herald. Elaborating on filming Phil Coulson's big farewell, and fans' response, the Boston actor says he's hopeful of a flashback of some sort.

“I was pretty sad when they told me. Coulson is a real person to me, he's part of me.People were very upset. I was in some screenings early on, just in the back and people would gasp and speak to the screen. People were angry. That was really moving to me. People really cared about this guy. More and more often people come over to me and talk to me as if we've just lost someone very close to us. Like, 'Dude, how could they do that?'”

“Other people are like, 'I'm sitting here with my kids all crying'. I feel kinda terrible. The day that we were shooting my farewell, they could tell it was hard on me and the Marvel guys brilliantly already had an early animated scene from near the end of the film where Hulk is pounding Loki to a pulp. They showed me an animated version of that, and it was vastly satisfying.”

“I certainly pray for a flashback. I really came to embrace what had happened just because I could have done a lot more films and he might've only been a functionary (character) who showed up sometimes. But to have him step up and stand up for everything he believed in to motivate the rest of them was a really beautiful way to go out so I just try to accept it at that. I have Marvel's numbers on my phone, I fantasise those numbers will come up.”


Be sure to make the jump over to NZ Herald for the full interview!






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Source: NZ Herald
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laughterman26 - 9/5/2012, 9:18 PM
well just to let you know when people say oh agent coulson as vision- i was meaning that what they should do is use coulson as a template and voice for vision. or maybe make him some king of cyborg. can you imagine coulson running and punching through a wall to get to a bad guy.
laughterman26 - 9/5/2012, 9:18 PM
oh and first
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 9/5/2012, 9:26 PM
Flashbacks will do just fine. You can tell Gregg really did [frick]ing love his job while working with Marvel.
That line where he is talking about his learning of Coulson's fate kind of reminds me of Alan Tudyk finding out about Walsh in Serenity. lol.
Lego - 9/5/2012, 9:39 PM
of course he wants to return. He ain't got shit else to do. lmao

GoILL - 9/5/2012, 9:40 PM
A flashback scene is better than the Vision one.
Maximus101 - 9/5/2012, 9:58 PM
I will tell you this, I was happy he was killed off lol not a character I ever cared about so no flashbacks!
JDUKE25 - 9/5/2012, 9:59 PM
Just let him rest in peace.
G3n3r4lzZoD9 - 9/5/2012, 10:01 PM
I was also really sad with his death, had I not been lurking all around this website I would´ve been surprised since it really came out of nowhere.

Oh and yoss, were the hell can I buy myself some of those sweet ass drapes?
jimpinto24 - 9/5/2012, 10:02 PM
I would like Clark Gregg to return as Agent Coulson in a flaskback scene in The Avengers 2. But not as Vision.
Orehrepus - 9/5/2012, 10:06 PM
There is no way in hell Coulson is dead! No, I won't accept that! There is something else behind what is seen by the naked eye. He WILL return. This is just part of the public statement ploy to keep us off the secret. Studios are great at that.

What's LMD again? Not that I mind if they look like that! LOL!
UrbanKnight - 9/5/2012, 10:08 PM
I like Clark Gregg. Flashback would be nice but not necessary.
UrbanKnight - 9/5/2012, 10:11 PM
"I will tell you this, I was happy he was killed off lol not a character I ever cared about so no flashbacks!"

"Thank you maximus. I was happy when Bruce Wayne quit being batman because that meant no more Nolan movies."

Both a you kids stop it! You dont mean what you say.
Want me to send ya to your rooms!!?
Jollem - 9/5/2012, 10:34 PM
coulson becoming vision would be silly

as silly as people have said talia's death was, why do i think it was more impactful when she died than coulson?
CaptainRedFurySpain - 9/5/2012, 10:49 PM
I love his character, but honestly, I don't know a good way he would come back to life.
Jollem - 9/5/2012, 10:50 PM
apparently, you can't kill maria hill. at least not with a grenade, anyway. it exploded right next to her, dammit. someone please let me know if it was a flashbang or something like that
UrbanKnight - 9/5/2012, 10:59 PM
@yossarian

"Sorry urban. I only have one room and I'm in it."

Whaa!?? 8O
So are you insinuating you want me to send him to your room with you??;P j/k

My bad Yoss, you just handed me that one. lol
DioFoRio - 9/5/2012, 11:21 PM
@Jollem...I've seen zygote abortions that showed more emotion during their death than what's her tits in Batman. Can we just call it Batman now?
UrbanKnight - 9/5/2012, 11:24 PM
what's her tits indeed. 8)
Jollem - 9/5/2012, 11:28 PM
@bacchus - i wuz talking more the tone and feel of the scenes and not so much the performance the actors gave

also, coulson directed choke. how weird/cool is that?
DioFoRio - 9/5/2012, 11:39 PM
ahhh. Yeah I can see that. He's done s lot of work behind the scenes. Annnnnnd He's married to jennifer grey. (post nose job) Like my Jennifer Grey with original parts.
DioFoRio - 9/5/2012, 11:41 PM
Tonally yes.
DioFoRio - 9/5/2012, 11:42 PM
I want the next Batman movie to be called Batman: batman
UrbanKnight - 9/5/2012, 11:42 PM
Noo.. i said i was gonna send both you to your rooms. As in "Both of you, go to your rooms"?
Studio eh? *thumbs up*
Jollem - 9/5/2012, 11:45 PM
personally, i like humans when they stay organic :)
UrbanKnight - 9/5/2012, 11:46 PM
"I want the next Batman movie to be called Batman: batman"

Thats great but i dont like the : colon.
UrbanKnight - 9/5/2012, 11:48 PM
"personally, i like humans when they stay organic :)"

Im CBM humans aint REALLY human. ;)
Maxi91291 - 9/5/2012, 11:49 PM
Coulson would make a better "next" batman than Blake
Jollem - 9/5/2012, 11:54 PM
@UrbanKnight - that is true sometimes. although, i think humans still outweigh non-humans in the comics/cbms. i wuz talking more about celebrities like jennifer grey and others having cosmetic surgery done to them
UrbanKnight - 9/6/2012, 12:06 AM
"Right. You acted as if you have any authority and threatened to send each of us to our respective rooms. Then you made some joke which doesn't make sense."

What's this!? Yoss can't take a joke!?? lame or not?

So in the murder hood you live in, where the houses can accommodate 140 inch home movie theaters, do you guys just sit around and think up shit whic doesn't make sense an consider it funny and then agree to take to the internet to troll with this shit?"

Well... yes. Yes to everything but the "doesn't make sense and trolling" part. Problem??
Again, you are so stereotypical it would be offensive if it wasn't so funny.
Spidex3000 - 9/6/2012, 12:08 AM
sorry, coulson's not coming back, they are definitely setting it up to have Hill have a big part in these upcoming sequels and then in Avengers 2, the council replaces Nick Fury with Maria Hill.
UrbanKnight - 9/6/2012, 12:12 AM
@Jollem "@UrbanKnight - that is true sometimes. although, i think humans still outweigh non-humans in the comics/cbms. i wuz talking more about celebrities like jennifer grey and others having cosmetic surgery done to them"

Oh! I see. lol. Sorry bout that.
Though i was referring to the fact that even the "humans" take a hell of alot of physical abuse in CBM or summer movies for that matter. Look at Bruce in TDKR for excample.
Jollem - 9/6/2012, 12:25 AM
batman does take some punishment. 'cause he's batman :)



tho, i don't think batman in the nolanverse could survive an alien grenade at point-blank range...
UrbanKnight - 9/6/2012, 12:28 AM
Come on man.. you are smart enough to know.

Even [racial slur]'s in the PROJECTS have 65 inch plasma's n shit. lol
FYI i dont live in the projects but close and i got many friend there.

Either you are stereotypical or judgemental by insinuating we should have these things cuz we are lower middle class. Or maybe both?

Not sure which one would be worst.
Maxi91291 - 9/6/2012, 12:30 AM
@Jollem
thats the power of the Captainball
UrbanKnight - 9/6/2012, 12:35 AM
For Yoss. I want to make sure you UNDERSTAND me this time.

"...judgemental by insinuating we should NOT have these things cuz we are lower middle class."

Typo, ma bad.
UrbanKnight - 9/6/2012, 12:37 AM
@Jollem "batman does take some punishment. 'cause he's batman :)
tho, i don't think batman in the nolanverse could survive an alien grenade at point-blank range..."

He's BATMAN! Hey, thats enough realism for me! lol
UrbanKnight - 9/6/2012, 12:39 AM
@Maxi91291 "thats the power of the Captainball"

That was seriously one badass moment! Cap is one helluva solja!
OhGawDuhhh - 9/6/2012, 12:39 AM
Alien grenades don't exist in the nolanverse.

Womp womp.
Jollem - 9/6/2012, 12:40 AM
@Maxi91291 - i loved that scene. i was talkin' more about maria hill, though. with her apparent durability, she might be able to give thor a go as much as a metal suit did :)
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