Clark Gregg will play a younger version of Agent Phil Coulson in the Captain Marvel movie, a 1990s-set film, within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which will introduce Brie Larson as Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel, a superhero with a big future in the MCU).
“We’re seeing a version of Coulson that’s, what, 8 or 9 years, 10 years before Iron Man,” Gregg said of his role in a new interview. “He’s a bit of a new guy in S.H.I.E.L.D. He’s a lot younger. It’s the earliest we will have seen him, so when he says, ‘Mr. Stark, this isn’t my first rodeo’ in Iron Man, this is maybe the rodeo he’s talking about.”
Gregg also promised a fun 1990s soundtrack for the film:
“The fact that it’s in the 90s and I had a feeling that the soundtrack would be as good as it seems like it’s gonna be, that’s just a bonus. – The 90s are still pretty much on mind. Definitely the 90s songs I was listening to and was hearing people listen to got me excited for a 90s soundtrack.”
It should be fun to head back to the 1990s in the MCU, to hear some classic pop tunes, and to see Coulson and S.H.I.E.L.D. in action again. We’ll also get to see Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury with two eyes!
Captain Marvel reaches UK cinemas on March 8th, 2019.