Ever since Clark Gregg made his debut as Agent Phil Coulson in Iron Man, he has just about seen it all. He tried to keep Stark’s secret past time under wraps, had an Asgardian Destroyer try to kill him, come face to face with multiple Asgardians, and even got to meet his idol Captain America. While his story on the big screen came to an end after Phase 1, Phase 2 brought Coulson back on the small screen with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and soon made him the director of the organization.
Through it all, Coulson has been pretty level headed about whatever he encounters, never letting even the craziest sights rattle him. The introduction of Ghost Rider on the show has brought about the latest attempt to test just how Coulson will react to something never before seen. He is still searching for answers at this point in the season, but it is something completely new to the world’s most famous agent.
Screen Rant was able to talk to Clark Gregg at New York Comic-Con about season four of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and how Coulson is going to react to Ghost Rider. Gregg has previously felt that Coulson is used to these unexplainable and out of this world occurrences, but understands that Ghost Rider is something he has never dealt with so far.
“Every time I think he’s really become so jaded, I mean this is a guy who when Thor sees the Destroyer he’s like ‘OK who’s is this?” And I thought ‘How jaded? What has this guy seen this week that that’s his reaction?’ Since then he’s seen Inhumans, Hive, Lady Sif, Asgardians, but I don’t know that anything prepared him for Ghost Rider, the flaming skull opens up a whole new chapter. I think he’s smart enough to know this is not another Inhuman, this is something different and magical, occult-y.”
Since he has encountered just about any circumstance imaginable, Screen Rant had to ask Gregg how Coulson would react to meeting The Defenders. Even though the team is not yet formed, Gregg thinks that Coulson would get along quite nicely with the heroes of Hell’s Kitchen.
“The Defenders, I feel like the Defenders are a team he can get with. He certainly was thrilled to be involved with the Avengers and Coulson was geeking out beautifully thanks to Joss Whedon but it didn’t go so well. I think he would like to think that a different super team in New York might be a little bit more fun.”
Gregg has repeatedly said before just how big of a fan he is of Iron Fist and how much he would love to make a cameo to meet him in Iron Fist or The Defenders. However, he has also noted the corporate complications that are keeping this dream from becoming a reality. While there is nothing official about a crossover, Jeph Loeb recently teased that fans should stay tuned for that potential crossover to arrive.
Even though Coulson is no longer the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., the fourth season has shown him traveling across the world to meet and help new powered people. Given the events of season 2 of Daredevil and the first season of Luke Cage, some eyebrows would definitely be raised in the direction of Hell’s Kitchen. For now, fans can only hope that this will become a reality and a MCU TV crossover will happen in the foreseeable future.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues with ‘Uprising’ Tuesday, October 11 at 10pm on ABC.
Daredevil season 1 & 2, Jessica Jones season 1, and Luke Cage season 1 are now available on Netflix. Iron Fist season 1 arrives on March 17th, 2017. The Defenders and The Punisher arrive in 2017. Release dates for Jessica Jones season 2 and Daredevil season 3 have not yet been announced.