Although Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is wrapping up its latest season tonight on ABC and taking off until the summer of 2019, fans will get to see Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) as a younger, greener S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in Marvel Studio’s Captain Marvel a few months prior.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, although Gregg obviously can’t disclose too many details about the movie that’s currently in production, he does point out that since Captain Marvel takes place in the 1990s, “we’re seeing a version of Coulson that’s…10 years before Iron Man.”
“He’s a bit of a new guy in S.H.I.E.L.D.” Gregg explains. “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.”
Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she becomes one of the galaxy's mightiest heroes after the Earth is in the center of an intergalactic conflict between two alien worlds. In addition to Larson (who Gregg says is “killing it” in the role) and Gregg, the movie also features Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Lee Pace, Djimon Honsou, Jude Law, and Ben Mendelsohn.
Now, here’s another thing that Gregg said that’s worth bringing up as we not only await Captain Marvel, but also the upcoming Avengers 4 (in which Avengers: Infinity War teased that Carole Danvers would be appearing to save the day/universe). He noted that, “at least in the comics” — of course he’s a fan! — Captain Marvel is “one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe. Perhaps more powerful than any character we’ve seen [in the MCU], with the exception of Thanos.”
So, she’s more powerful than Hulk and Thor. Huh. Perhaps she could have been a huge help in that huge fight at the end. Makes us wonder why Nick Fury waited so long to seek her help.
Well, hey; perhaps we’ll find out his reasons in Captain Marvel when it opens in theatres on March 6, 2019?