Shield’s agents say goodbye to Coulson last season – Variety9 min read
For Clark Gregg, Agent Phil Coulson is a character who will barely die – literally. Favorite Shield Agent was killed in “Avengers” at Marvel Studios, will be resurrected in “Marvels Agents of Shields” on ABC just a year later. Coulson then died again at the end of the 5th stage, returning once again to the Season 6 – which premiered on May 27 – as Life Model Decoy (for the Marvel-Spoke Advanced Robot).
Now “Shield’s Agents” is entering its final season – which was shot entirely throughout the summer of 2019, enabling the series to air throughout the season on a rarely aired scripted show This Summer. This means, Greg, once again a final, final, we সত্য truly এবার this time এই this time will be a chance to say goodbye to Coulson. Or will he?
How did Tuti feel about going to 1931 this season, well even before the Shield came into existence?
On the show we’ve moved on to the future a lot, but at the end of the 6th season we suddenly see that the Empire State Building is under construction. [I thought,] “Okay, that means some cool clothes and maybe cool weapons” – and it turned out to be a lot more. Honestly, I think they thought the show ended after a one-of-a-kind episode The Last Episode was known as “The End” and Coulson was going to spend a few days in Tahiti. And then when they found out that these two 13-episode seasons were going to happen, I think they really pulled all the stops and decided to have as much fun as possible.
In Season 3, you play Serge, an opponent who was not Coulson but somehow contained his body. Did you enjoy taking a break from that role to play someone new?
It was really exciting. I never thought of a person as a bad person, but Coulson must have clearly understood what was happening to him without worrying too much about the moral complexities of the things he was drunk on. So it got things very simple and clear and dark and it was fun.
Did you miss the Coulson game?
Um. Did I miss it? Not really. Not a specific three, four month period. But it threw me a bit at first because the reality of who Sergey was and why he was looking at me that way was very complicated for me and didn’t really reveal itself to me – or I think even until we were well. I didn’t have much to hang my hat on and couldn’t figure out how to fix myself. So everything I had to figure out how to do the story work with this tired old face really took it.
What do you think about the decision to bring back Coulson as LMD?
I was a little overwhelmed at first. Whether I like it or not, I internalize everything that Coulson cares about. He was really adamant that he didn’t want that. And though I love [the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” character] Data, I didn’t want Phil Coulson to be data, you know, cyber continues to follow them to do math fast. Their idea around them was very different. He’s wrestling with some of the things classic AI characters have dealt with in the past: What am I? What am i Now, In his case. And he’s not really the typical LMDO. There are more, more advanced things going on. I think it would be really hard to tell the difference between that form of organic intelligence and artificial intelligence one day when there is highly advanced AI.[[[[Break]I became completely indifferent to you, didn’t I ?!
Since Coulson died in “Avengers”, the idea that almost everyone thought he was going to be a life model deck when ABC announced “Shields Agents”. So it actually feels like a fun blink of an eye to do it in the final season.
I thought so too. You know, nobody ever knew the show would go on 130 episodes. It could never be, Tony Stark is here this week! Then there was the division between Marvel TV and Marvel Cinematic at the corporate level. So Schwarzenegger, Jade, Moe, and Jeff Bell really had to deal with parts of the Marvel universe that weren’t tied to the incredibly elaborate plan of Cinematic. [universe]. They end up using all sorts of things: inhuman, time travel, ghost riders, all of these things that no one uses and often have great effects. So it doesn’t surprise me that at one point, like, “Well, that’s what everyone thought, and now he’s finally one.”
The first episode dates back to 1931. You’ve worn Fedora pretty well, but should we expect a season run in that era?
I think since we’ve revealed that there’s a crossover of the great “Agent Carter” show with the great and enthusiastic Enver Jokokaz as Agent Souza, I think we can say that, man, we’re getting some cool ’50 stuff. I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t end up in the 80s, and it’s not even within the deadline. We can look at the comic book troupes of that time, some of the cinematic troupes of that time, you know what I mean? You can’t go back to the 50s feeling a little inferior here and there. Everyone really pulled all the stops and really earned the most in each of these periods. There are some episodes that are terribly funny and others that are really scary and dark and always try to undo some part of history with the mystery of these chronicles.
You have hosted two episodes in the past – did you manage one episode this season?
I haven’t done it this season. There were a lot of people who really devoted their time and were really ready to manage an episode. I will not tell anyone; I’m not allowed. But there were people who were angling for it. So I was really satisfied to see some people who wanted this shot and worked really hard to get it and cast shadows in lots of episodes. It will be very exciting when you see some people who have managed some of these episodes.
You’ve marked the division between Marvel Television and Marvel Studios. In the last few seasons of “Shields Agents”, the show has stopped trying to find ways to tie into movies. Like, no one on the show turned to ashes after Thanos snap. Did you miss this connection? Or was it just another relief that you didn’t have to worry about?
I guess I did and I didn’t when you look back at the first season, and you see the way you crossed with Hydra and picked up the handcuffs of our poor writers when everyone was “like what” Is This show? “- And Sam [Jackson] And Kobe Smulder came to play – I thought it was really exciting. I missed part of it, but I also felt like “Shield Agents” really started to evolve. And once they came in 4 seasons and there were three separate pods [of episodes] – Ghost Rider, LMD, and the Framework – I thought this was when these brave writers weren’t so closely tied. They’ll really just tear it up and every season in a new corner of the Marvel Universe it sometimes starts two or three times a season.
The Marvel TV era is ending with “Shield’s Agent” just as Marvel Studios is creating huge new shows for Disney Plus. Without leaving a very subtle point in it, but do you watch those shows and wonder what could happen?
Um.[[[[Laughter]I don’t really know what kind of resources these are [shows] Getting. I would say, anyone who likes storytelling and television, it was exciting to watch – from “The Guardian” to “Game of Thrones” – on TV what was being said in the movie. So in fairness, the world around us really changed. I was always proud for us to be the first through the door in terms of Marvel staff, trying to bring it into a weekly television format. I think we tried to adapt to them so ABC did a great job of trying to adapt to us. But I would lie if I didn’t say boy, it would be really interesting to start the test with 10 episodes or 12 episodes as Tom Hiddleston told me. [on “Loki”] That kind of budget and that Marvel Cinematic production team. Although, it’s hard for me to think about it, I’m proud of the fact that only our crew and visual impact put people and our budgets and resources within limits.
You’ve spent a lot of time and in an unusual way thinking about what the series means to you between wrapping up 7 seasons last year and waiting for it to premiere. What were your best memories of doing the show?
I thought Coulson was dead, and I thought I came up with this character but Joss Wadon had the whole pitch: it turns out, there’s a big mystery. You’re not dead, you’re on TV and there’s a huge mystery about why you didn’t die Season 1. And now you are with a new group of some young and inexperienced people who will become your family. Because you will go through some complicated times and some victories and your only ability to survive and overcome how you work together and commit to each other will end up finding yourself as a kind of third level in the shadow operative as Coulson, but a Leader – All this was a great gift. And to be able to do it as a local production with the crew at home, I see my daughter every day after school, not shooting in any other state, but in Calvary City – it was spectacular. I have deep, deep gratitude. It will be a sad day when I watch the last episode of the broadcast.
You’ve been playing Phil Coulson for 12 years since you first “Iron Man” in movies and television. It is a rare experience for an actor of any level to do this. What have you meant to play this guy for so long?
I still sometimes believe that this happened hard you know, when you put a small part in “Iron Man” for a week or two you’re standing around the craft service and you think, “Baby, if they’re for this guy What if the scenes start to add up? Wouldn’t that be amazing? They really should, if they were smart, it would never happen, for that to happen, and then others. Come to those movies and then, “Oh you have a big arch in ‘Avengers’. What ?! And then I think this amazing run of mine put me here [in Los Angeles] And gave me a bunch of people who love me. I feel incredibly lucky. Also, stay connected with fans around the world. It is not a character that is usually associated with people. I think Coulson really came down to people and this thing happened because they needed an ordinary person like them, weak like them, in the middle of this world. It really works for me.
Based on what’s going on in the world right now, to become a character actor, you know, there was a chance to make a living, my family had to work consistently, sometimes asons in the long run that I could put a little bit of money away – to capture this moment. up This is going to be a different time. I want to know how my friends who are actors, to support their families, how they are going to make a living, both here and there in the pre-Kavid world of 13 episodes and how we are going to work on production with Kavid. It’s hard to feel particularly grateful for getting it [show] Everything happened before.
Do you think you will ever play Coulson again?
This seems like a really good time to announce … I don’t really know.[[[[Laughter]Sorry. That was a little intermittent tragedy. I know nothing! It’s hard for me to imagine a scene where I would say, “No, I can’t play Phil Coulson no matter what the latest version of the suit is.” I’m always thrilled when I change timelines and reveal a multiplier in a movie [universe]. As I think, “Well, I’ve seen scenes where I can be around!” So I never really learned about this character, but I am really grateful for the journey we took.