According to Entertainment Weekly on Tuesday, ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s" Clark Gregg discussed in an interview what is next on the agenda for Agent Phil Coulson. Gregg does admit his character still plans on fighting for an organization that is no longer standing. With help from Agent Melinda May and Maria Hill, this is the first time that Coulson has realized he's a man without a country. He's also been touted as the "glue" that holds his crew together.
With S.H.I.E.L.D. no longer in the picture Gregg mentions that even in the aftermath, the team he put together will amass to launch a counter strike against Hydra and those who have done ill will to him and his friends. Agent John Garrett, the faux "Clairvoyant" and a member head of Hydra, influenced Agent Grant Ward to work against his friends for the cause that started 50 years ago in the aftermath of World War II. Now, Coulson and his former team members will take action whether they have the authority or not.
Gregg is quite enamored by the character he's been playing in the past 22 episodes. Agent Coulson's evolution since his first appearance in "Iron Man" to his death in the Battle of New York in "The Avengers" and then beyond to the ABC TV series really has Gregg enthralled on how Coulson's attitude has really changed.
People used to think of the S.H.I.E.L.D. operative as some kind of "automaton". Coulson's earlier days seemed to be that of an effective S.H.I.E.L.D. operative, but seemed to be lacking emotion. As one would view his progression, he's falling is into shambles during the course of events as each ABC TV episode moves forward. Now, Coulson is is mad and is going to unleash the fury that was brought against him. Fans may even wish he'll turn a little green if one were to arise at a Hulk analogy.
"People who started out thinking he was kind of an automaton have turned around and said, “I can’t take it anymore…this poor guy…I can’t watch him go through anymore.” And so I like that there’s a possibility that at least to a certain extent, he’s going to be able to adopt the position that he’s mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore".
Gregg then surmised how the audience as well as himself Agent Coulson journeyed through his life experiences. One may speculate his "defining moment" is yet to come. Coulson was not much of a big name in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He was a middle-aged, government operative that is fanatical of Captain America and has no super powers. He's dedicated to his work and lives, eats, sleeps, and dreams his career. The journey was basically about what is it like to be Agent Coulson by living life through his eyes. Gregg finally expressed what surmised the season finale of show:
“Payback’s a b**ch.”
To keep up with "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" it's aired every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. EST.