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...
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.
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Chris Hemsworth as Thor
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RELEASE DATE: May 4th, 2012. (US)
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