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Clark Gregg Wants a Role in Marvel’s Netflix Series


If Clark Gregg has anything to say about it, there will be no corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe left untouched by Agent Phil Coulson.

In a recent interview with Movie Pilot, the star of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. revealed his desire to appear in one of the upcoming live-action series announced in November as part of unprecedented 60-episode deal between Marvel and Netflix.

“I’d be really disappointed if I don’t get to show up in New York for Daredevil, or Iron Fist was a huge favorite of mine in comic books as a kid,” Gregg told the website. “I’ve had more than my share so I shouldn’t be greedy but it would be a huge geekout moment for me if I got to meet Daniel Rand.”

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Gregg, whose character was famously “killed off” in The Avengers, only to return in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., was also asked about the possibility of reprising the role in the sequel Age of Ultron.

“I don’t think so,” he replied. “I think I would have heard about it by now, but I must say as a qualifier, the only way I ever hear about stuff like that is I get a weird phone message with not the right number of numbers on it and somebody says, ‘We need to talk to you.'”

The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.


  • dekko

    Coulson’s the glue! It’d be a shame if he were relegated to the tv show, although with SHIELD the way it is, it’s less feasible for Coulson to be so involved with everything.

  • MichaelSacal

    I wouldn’t be surprised if SHIELD was back up and running in Age of Ultron.

  • ManuelAlejndro

    I just don’t think it’s possible. I mean this Netflix shows are about street-level heroes. Do SHIELD needs to keep an eye on these fellas?.

  • adam

    didn’t shield say they had a file on every hero in the tv series?

  • Alex Hayden

    Dammit! Just be happy you’re even alive, Clark!

    JK. I like him. I’ll allow it.

  • Alex Hayden

    It’s the emergence of powers in the world. SHIELD keeps tabs on all of them. Before becoming Deathlok, Mike was a reluctant street-level hero. With Coulson rebuilding SHIELD, he’d be interested in extra help and power wherever he finds it being worth pursuing.

  • Dwight Williams

    Yes. It’s part of what they do.

  • anonymouse

    I think Daredevil should be kept away from S.H.I.E.L.D. Murdock’s a lone wolf, fighting crime in Hell’s Kitchen. A defense attorney should be wary of shadowy government agencies who treat the Bill of Rights as an inconvenience.

    Iron Fist, on the other hand, I could see crossing paths with S.H.I.E.L.D.

  • anonymouse

    I still say that Stan Lee is The Watcher of the MCU, which sorta makes him the glue.


  • anonymouse

    I wager that we might see the foundation of S.W.O.R.D. instead.

  • TheGavGav

    I could see Daredevil crossing S.H.I.E.L.D.’s path. Imagine it as a single episode subplot where there begins to be rumors in the media of Daredevil that are heavily exaggerated. Coulson and his crew go to check it out and deduce his lack of (noticable) powers and his civilian identity. Coulson gets a few cool lines in and a cameo and agrees that what Daredevil is doing is the right thing. They offer him a S.H.I.E.L.D. job, he turns it down and they leave him be to continue keeping his little corner of the world safe. One less place for S.H.I.E.L.D. to worry about, especially in their current state and you have something that doesn’t distract from the show but blatantly ties it to the larger universe.

  • anonymouse


    It turns out that The Kingpin is secretly a S.H.I.E.L.D. informant, which is why he’s never prosecuted for his crimes.

    Sorta like Whitey Bulger.

  • MichaelSacal

    Maybe. I for one think that the seasons of Agents of SHIELD between now and the release of the movie will show Coulson rebuild the organization in time for the movie. i don’t foresee a name change, but I could be wrong.

  • anonymouse

    Not a name change, but rather a rival agency, I wager.

    Like, S.W.O.R.D. arises from the remnants of S.H.I.E.L.D. corruption, and a new not-corrupt S.H.I.E.L.D. built with Coulson’s blood sweat and tears.

  • MichaelSacal

    That would be cool to see. S.W.O.R.D. and S.H.I.E.L.D. fight it out in the seasons that follow Age of Ultron.

  • dekko

    I could see a story similar to that one-shot where the young couple wreak havoc with an alien weapon. Perhaps The Kingpin or someone decides to try raiding defunct SHIELD installations or somesuch. There’s bound to be a bunch of stuff left over that’s up for grabs in the wake of SHIELD falling apart.

  • anonymouse

    Makes sense, too. S.W.O.R.D.’s focus is defending the Earth from extra-terrestrial threats. This mission could make them prone to dismissing little things like due process and human rights.

    Neo-S.H.I.E.L.D., on the other hand, would stand for truth, justice, … “all that stuff”.

  • TheGavGav

    Yeah, that would be awesome! Putting one of the heroes and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. up against organised crime that deals in black market advanced weaponry stolen during the Hydra fiasco.

  • MichaelSacal

    Well, if that’s the case with SWORD I would suspect that the organization will show up in season two in whatever tie-in they’re doing with Guardians of the Galaxy (and you know they’re doing one. That’s where the thing with the symbols and the alien in the bunker was for).

  • Rochedalaix

    The thing is Iron Fist and Daredevil have nothing to do with SHIELD.

  • lewis4510

    I don’t think that SWORD can be used. Wasn’t that introduced in the X-Men comics?

  • Steve-o

    Actually, I’d like to see Coulson in the X-Men universe too…he’s a government guy but also human and maybe he feels like its his duty to protect humanity so he joins the MRD…then have him pop up in the Amazing Spider-Man as an NYPD detective or something

  • Steve-o

    Well, I guess by the sound of it the Jessica Jones series sounds like it might be an agent or something, so maybe shes a SHIELD agent

  • Steve-o

    They’re even working him into the comics now

  • Toboe

    I hope he doesn’t appear in the Netflix series, I’ve really grown to dislike both Coulson post-Agents Of SHIELD and Clark Gregg due to his attitude.

  • Dalton Munnal

    Fair enough, they don’t, but there can always be a story reason for them to interact. Honestly, I would be surprised if Marvel has any major heroes that haven’t in someway or another interacted with every other major hero, including SHIELD. As someone said above, you could totally do an episode where he is asked to work for SHIELD and we learn about his character and mindset through his refusal to join them.

  • Aaron Hubbard

    Clark Gregg can go suck a dick!

    Just kidding, but seriously, he doesn’t need to whore in on every Marvel production.

  • Enough

    Kick back dude. They’re called Marvel comics, not Coulson comics.

  • C4darkmane

    yes please

  • Pharoahe22

    I can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t want Coulson to show up on these shows and at least make a cameo. 1) It would tie together the movies, TV shows, and the Netflix series. 2) It’s not like S.H.I.E.L.D. hasn’t had interactions with both Daredevil and Iron Fist on multiple occasions before

  • Tophman

    As a fan, it would be awesome to have Coulson tie together the Netflix universe to the rest of the rest of the Marvel TVerse.

    However, I’ve always seen the Hell’s Kitchen heroes as far below the purview of SHIELD (much like how the FBI doesn’t involve themselves with every single crime). So in this mindset, I would rather see the 4 series be self-contained and perhaps SHIELD would become involved in the last series once they’ve banded together and are more visible.