Clark Gregg discusses his appearance in Captain Marvel
Clark Gregg sat down with Entertainment Weekly and revealed how the version of Agent Coulson we will see in the upcoming Captain Marvel is different from the jaded, unfazed agent that audiences have grown to know and love since his first appearance in Iron Man. Because the new movie takes place in the mid-90s, we are seeing Agent Coulson while he is still wet behind the ears. However, Gregg paints a further picture of how innocent we should expect Coulson to be and lack of fashion taste that we have yet to be fully exposed to,
“He’s a relatively new S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who is obsessed with MC Hammer and dresses just like him, and it makes Director Fury so angry,” Gregg explained during the interview. “The genie pants don’t really go with the Armani.”
Gregg also remarked about how refreshing it was to go back to the past and approach the character from a younger, less experienced point-of-view: “There was something really special about going back to the early days when he was just kind of coming up the ranks. had to take innocence workshops and go back to when he was a little less crusty and jaded!”
Brie Larson is joined in the film by Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Annette Bening, and Jude Law. Reprising their roles from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy are Djimon Hounsou and Lee Pace.
Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, whose credits include Mississippi Grind and Half Nelson. An all-star collective of accomplished writers penned the screenplay, including Meg LeFauve (Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur), Nicole Perlman (First Man, Guardians of the Galaxy), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider, upcoming Sherlock Holmes 3), Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch (Glow), and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
Composer Pinar Toprak will be composing the score for the film. This will mark the first time a female composer has been tapped to compose the entire score for a major superhero film, let alone a movie for Marvel Studios. Born in Turkey, Toprak’s previous credits include the SYFY series Krypton, smaller films like The Lightkeepers, and even the popular video game Fortnite. Toprak also previously worked on the Justice League movie, contributing additional music to the film.
Kevin Feige is the producer of Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patty Whitcher, and Stan Lee are executive producers, with Lars Winther serving as co-producer/first assistant director and David Grant serving as co-producer.
Captain Marvel will debut in theaters on March 8, 2019.