Clark Gregg teases Agent Coulson's return to MCU movies

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Agent Phil Coulson might not have any discernible superpowers, but you still wouldn't mess with the SHIELD spy, even if you're Tony Stark.

When we first met him in 2008's Iron Man, he was sure to make everyone aware he knew what he was doing when it came to celebrities in hi-tech flying suits.

"This isn't my first rodeo, Mr Stark," were his exact words.

But since his on-screen death in 2012's The Avengers, fans have been eagerly anticipating his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies strand.



In next year's Captain Marvel, they'll get just that.

Set in the 1990s, the origin story features a younger, more inexperienced Agent Coulson (played by Clark Gregg) and, according to the actor, this might be Coulson's first meeting with alien life.

"This might be the rodeo," Gregg told Entertainment Weekly. "It's one of them, for sure."

The Marvel star went on to detail his character's arc in the upcoming blockbuster, describing it as a "truly special" experience.

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"There was something really special about going back to the early days when he was just kind of coming up the ranks," he said.

"I had to take innocence workshops and go back to when he was a little less crusty and jaded!

"He's a relatively new SHIELD agent who is obsessed with MC Hammer and dresses just like him, and it makes Director Fury so angry," Gregg added.

"The genie pants don't really go with the Armani."

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We're not surprised, Nick Fury is one of the coolest characters in the MCU and he wouldn't want a badly-dressed rookie ruining his street cred.

In fact, Captain Marvel is likely to feature more of this buddy-cop dynamic between a digitally de-aged Fury and Coulson.

According to Gregg, it also includes his and Jackson's "meet-cute moment" – but he's not sure "Sam will put it that way".

You're right Clark, he probably wouldn't.

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