Exclusive: Clark Gregg on Agent Coulson

SuperHeroHype: What's it been like to grow this character over several films? You probably just thought it was a one-off gig when you signed on.

Clark Gregg:
Oh, yeah, a small gig! And then they just kept adding scenes, and then they started adding movies, and now I'm in Albuquerque doing "Avengers" with this amazing cast. I don't know how this happens. It's not the kind of thing that normally happens to me, and yet it's been the most amazing ride. I'm just kind of kind of a goofy 14-year-old: like, "Really? Look what I get to do in this version!"

SHH: As opposed to that actor-y thing: where’s my solo film?

Gregg: No, no. [Laughs] I can't believe that they just keep putting me in them.

SHH: I don’t know if you can reveal how many, but do you have a multi-picture deal in place with Marvel?

Gregg: Yeah, from the first one, I signed up for a multi-picture deal – and they keep using them.

SHH: And you're shooting "The Avengers" now – On set, what's been the coolest thing you’ve experienced so far?

Gregg:
Some of the sets that they build, just some of the featured set pieces of "The Avengers," you walk on there and kind of go, "Wow – This is going to do a LOT of my acting for me." Also, you walk out there and there's Chris Evans or Scarlett Johansson or Sam Jackson and you go, "This is a superhero movie? This is an Oscar movie, with this cast."

SHH: Were you a Marvel fan as a kid?

Gregg: I was. I had my moment. I definitely was really into a couple of those comics.

SHH: Are we still awaiting Agent Coulson’s official comic book debut?

Gregg:
There's a comic book of him, yeah. It looks like me! They did one or two. It's digital, but it's 'Agent Coulson of SHIELD'. You have to see it – It's cool!