Clark Gregg Talks The Avengers Leaked Footage, 'Agent Coulson' Action Figures And More!

The actor talks in detail about what it was like to see all those photos and footage leak from the set of The Avengers, while also speculating on an 'Agent Coulson' action figure, the significance of "The Consultant" and more...

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By Josh Wilding - 9/2/2011
Talking to PopcornBiz, actor Clark Gregg (best known for his role as 'Agent Coulson' in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, THOR and 2012's The Avengers) has joined his fellow cast members in speaking out about what it was like to see all those set photos and videos leak from Cleveland a couple of weeks back. The actor also goes on to discuss his roles in "The Consultant" short movie and the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series, as well as much more. The whole interview can be found by clicking on the link below.

On The Leaked Footage From The Cleveland Set Of The Avengers:

The funny part is that so much of the stuff when I was shooting - they literally had people walking from the soundstage to the trailers in cloaks, so nobody could see their costumes, you know? I guess once they got into the battle scenes they were shooting in Cleveland, there just was no way to kind of block it. And there's definitely some stuff that I was like, "Wow, look at that! I can't believe that's on YouTube." But on the other hand, there's just so much more - so much more that no one has a clue about. I think they're pretty safe. It's pretty spectacular, the world that [director] Joss [Whedon] and Marvel have come up with and the way they've brought these stories together. It's going to have a thrill value that no amount of raw, leaked footage I think will touch.


On What He Can Actually Reveal About The Movie:

I'm trying to think….I can tell you there's been some leaked footage. [laughs] I can tell you I'm in the movie. Anything else that I tell you, there'd be German shepherds - you'd hear me murdered while we were talking.


On Whether We'll Eventually See An Agent Coulson Action Figure:

I don't know yet - but I think so! There's been talk. At this point, I'm such a grizzled veteran that, on one hand Marvel keeps doing things that I never thought would happen for me, and on the other hand, I just…really would like an action figure! But I have a feeling he's pretty low on the list of superheroes and Avengers to get action figures. What's a kid going to do, straighten his tie? What's his secret weapon? You press a button on his back and he says something kind of sarcastic and snide? I would buy that…I just don't know if kids would…


On The Significance Of "The Cosultant" Short Film:

No, no, it was very planned out. I got this call and they were like, "Look, we really want to do this, it's something we've been talking about.." And they were getting people kind of wanting more Agent Coulson - I don't think they were ready to commit to a Coulson movie for next summer, but they were interested in exploring that idea and they were really interested in trying to connect these films in a kind of time and space continuum so you understand how and when Hulk relates to this…and I think there are things you see in "The Consultant" that, while you may not realize it now, will make more sense, what purpose they serve, once you see "The Avengers." HA! That's as close to a scoop as you're going to get! [laughs]


On His Role In The Upcoming Ultimate Spider-Man Animated Series:

Yes, it's true. They're doing, as I'm told, this groundbreaking animation with "Ultimate Spider-Man" and some young superheroes hiding out in a high school in New York City and they need a watcher. They need a diva wrangler, and that would be Principal Coulson. And it's been so fun - I was like, "Yeah, sure - I don't want anyone else being Coulson. That's me!" And I went down there and I've been doing it for a couple of months and the scripts are so funny. I've really had a blast.


On Who The Biggest Diva On The Avengers Set Is:

The biggest Avengers diva, sadly, is me. [laughs] Unless I get the Dolce suit with a latte next to it - I think they're all pretty pained by the fact that, of all the superheroes, Scarlett, everybody - Clark is the biggest diva. I can't tell a lie.




STARRING:

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Ramanoff/Black Widow
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Tom Hiddleston as Loki

RELEASE DATE: May 4th, 2012. (US)





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Source: PopcornBiz
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AlexLaChiusa - 9/2/2011, 4:55 PM
All bow to Son of Coul!
RunDTC - 9/2/2011, 5:04 PM
who wants a Coulson action figure WHEN YOU CAN GET THE FRICKING AVENGERS!?!?!?!?!
xBlaze96x - 9/2/2011, 5:08 PM
So is the new Ultimate Spiderman related to the MCU??? or is it just a nice little nod to Marvel??
xBlaze96x - 9/2/2011, 5:11 PM
TV show* stupid non edit button >:(
HULK2099 - 9/2/2011, 5:27 PM
Next thing you know he'll be n the comics
Frostbite - 9/2/2011, 5:30 PM
I'm intrigued at the fact that The Consultant also tie into the Avengers somehow, I'm hoping Tin Roth will come back in some capacity, not the Avengers mind you. But he was great as the Abomination.
RyanLantern77 - 9/2/2011, 5:36 PM
One of the reasons the Avengers will disappoint, This ass hole
LP4 - 9/2/2011, 5:42 PM
@RyanLantern- AGREED. I don't get all the hype for this Agent Coulson guy. People don't care about him, they care about THE [frick]ING AVENGERS FIRST EVER MOVIE.

No one is going for this jerk-off.

"But I have a feeling he's pretty low on the list of superheroes and Avengers to get action figures"

Well DUH, thanks Gregg for stating the very obvious. Geez I hope Marvel won't give him an action figure. He's just a filler-character that never existed in the comics before. Why make him into such a big deal?
Spidey91 - 9/2/2011, 5:43 PM
don't mess with the Son of Coul or he will leave you drolling on the floor while watching Super Nanny :P
LP4 - 9/2/2011, 5:44 PM
Oh and from that quote, he seems to imply that his character is a "superhero"...??

Give me a break. I hope his character will die in the Avengers film so we can get the focus back on the Avengers. It seems like this guy gets more headlines than the actual Avengers. I'd like to see short films for Cap or Thor or Iron Man or even Black Widow. Why this guy is getting more fame is beyond me and why they make HIM the reason the Avengers get together is beyond me.
LP4 - 9/2/2011, 5:45 PM
But ah, ignore my rant. I just wanted to state my opinion and i know people won't agree as usual. Just wanted to put it out there.
LoudLon - 9/2/2011, 5:48 PM
Once again, I'll say it right now: I want a tee-shirt, keychain or bumper sticker which asks "What Would Agent Coulson Do?"
TheDude - 9/2/2011, 5:52 PM
Id only buy a Coulson action figure if it had tie straighting action!
AlienRobotZombieOverlord - 9/2/2011, 5:54 PM
I would buy that.
ThreeBigTacos - 9/2/2011, 6:01 PM
because besides' Sam Jackson/Nick Fury, Coulson is the only one connecting the movies together.
VIRILEMAN - 9/2/2011, 6:23 PM
I'm gonna agree with R8ITR. I'm pretty sick of even hearing about this guy. The character was bland and boring in the movies. Sure he helps connect the movies together but that doesn't mean all the sudden we're all gaga for the character.
GUNSMITH - 9/2/2011, 9:06 PM
THE GUY'S CHARACTER IS SHOWING UP IN EVERY MARVEL FILM...DUDE, THEY'RE GOING TO GET HIM IN THE COMICS ..WATCH
MaddMonkk - 9/2/2011, 9:18 PM
His figure comes with a stun gun and a mocha latte. I want one!!!!!!
MovieMaster - 9/3/2011, 2:04 AM
i would buy that
Blagyver - 9/3/2011, 6:35 AM
I'm shocked at the hate he's getting.
logunvadercap - 9/3/2011, 6:37 AM
why all the hate?! the dude took a small character and turned it in to something. fvck the haters!!!!
logunvadercap - 9/3/2011, 6:40 AM
BOW TO THE SON OF COUL COCKSMOKERS!
goldenavenger77 - 9/3/2011, 7:04 AM
@ Spidey91

Haha, I like it.
VIRILEMAN - 9/3/2011, 9:49 AM
It's not like he did anything cool what-so-ever in the movies. He shows up for like 5 mintues. Makes himself sound like a tool, then leaves. He hasn't done anything that made me think "huh, what a cool character." He's like the Jar Jar Binks of Marvel films.
marvelRNo1 - 9/4/2011, 4:58 AM
coulson rocks.i cant wait for a shield movie with widow and hawkeye!
TripleM - 9/5/2011, 11:31 AM
AGENT COULSON

" If you try to escape, or play any sort of games with me, I will taze you and watch "Supernanny" while you drool into the carpet. "

.. that one line was cooler than the entire Green Lantern Movie.
sergal - 9/9/2011, 10:22 PM
S.J. is stolen biological material, taken against will and formed to clones line 200 pieces total. Dangerous criminal activity. Original Scarlett Galabekian future pediatrician doctor, pediatrician nurse license she obtained in 2008

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