Clark Gregg Answers "What Makes The Deadly Threat In THE AVENGERS Different From What We've Previously Seen?"

Marvel's one-man continuity army, Agent Coulson (Gregg) fields a bevy of Avengers questions in the latest issue of SFX Magazine.

Speaking to the UK magazine SFX, actor Clark Gregg speaks out on his function in The Avengers, the unparalleled threat the teams faces and the relationship between Nick Fury and Coulson.


Source: SFX Magazine

On how Agent Coulson's role in The Avengers compares to his role in the previous films:

Clark Gregg:" I think he's different in the way everyone is different in The Avengers, in that the whole cast is building together the concept of a team. When you look at the team it's made out of rock stars, divas, and giant muscles with superpowers so somebody has the job backstage at Lollapalooza to make them all play in the same concert and super band - and that's what Agent Coulson does."


What makes the deadly threat in The Avengers different from what we've previously seen:

Gregg:"Well, you can imagine the kind of threat that would cause Nick Fury, Coulson and Agent Hill to bring this group of demented and brilliant individuals together. The threat is going to cause everybody to get pushed past the limits of anything we've ever seen."

Discussing the relationship between Agent Coulson and Director Fury;

Gregg: "The relationship between Coulson and Nick Fury goes back a little bit. He's the boss and all you need is one look from his one good eye and you get doing whatever you're supposed to be doing. Although I do tease him about it a little bit...just not to his face [laughs]."

There's tons more from Gregg in the magazine, so click here to order online. Gregg goes on to hint that we may get an Agent Coulson trailer so keep your eyes peeled to CBM because we'll be sure to post it if that drops.

The Avengers is scheduled for release on May 4, 2012 in the United States.




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The Avengers is an upcoming American superhero film produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures1, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is the sixth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which crosses over several Marvel superhero films including Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). The film is written and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast, which includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson. In The Avengers, Nick Fury, director of the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D., recruits Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America to save the world from destruction.

Development of The Avengers began when Marvel Studios received a grant from Merrill Lynch in April 2005. After the success of the film Iron Man in May 2008, Marvel announced that The Avengers would be released in July 2011. With the signing of Scarlett Johansson in March 2009, the film was pushed back for a 2012 release. Whedon was brought on board in April 2010 and rewrote the screenplay that was originally written by Zak Penn. Production began in April 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before moving to Cleveland, Ohio and New York City. The film entered post-production at the conclusion of filming in September 2011.

The Avengers is scheduled for release on May 4, 2012 in the United States.





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