Clark Cregg has a new interview with Flicks and Bits promoting the DVD and Blu-ray release of ‘The Avengers’. He talks about how surreal it is for him to be a part of the Avengers franchise, especially as he considers himself a ‘huge nerd’.
He says, “I had to do a lot of pinching of myself in the five years I’ve been doing this character because the fact that they took this character and expanded it in ‘Iron Man’ then added it to these other movies, suddenly he was really stepping up in ‘The Avengers.’ And I’m a geek, I feel like they pulled me out of Comic-Con and did this because I won a golden ticket (laughs). What I loved about Agent Coulson, right from the first movie, was that at first he seems kind of like an annoying bureaucrat, just pestering Tony Stark for an interview. But as the story goes along, to my great thrill (laughs), he turns out to be a much more formidable character, who’s kind of hiding in plain site as this guy. When you look at the team, it’s made up of rock stars and divas with giant muscles and super-powered egos (laughs), so somebody has the job backstage to make them all play in the same super band – and that’s what Agent Coulson does.”
He also talks about doing ‘Marvel One-shot’, the self contained stories set within the Marvel universe, saying, “That’s a really cool thing that Marvel did. Right before ‘The Avengers,’ probably six months before ‘The Avengers’ Marvel said, “We want to expand the audiences understanding of Agent Coulson and S.H.I.E.L.D. in a way that also connects the timeline in these Marvel movies. Would you be interested in doing this?” I was like, “Lets do it tonight, I’m ready. It sounds fantastic.” Agent Coulson gets to kick a little T-U-S-H (laughs), and it was fun. It was a really cool thing that they were doing. And I know that they’re going to do some more.”