Back in January, it was confirmed that Clark Gregg will reprise his role as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson in director Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of "Thor" in addition to his return in "Iron Man 2."
And while Gregg's role in the first "Iron Man" film was relatively small, it appears that his character will be playing a much bigger role in "Thor."
"I just have been in New Mexico where I was a little more busy, dealing with the arrival of a certain Norse god," revealed Gregg during an interview with Superhero Hype. "I get to do some exciting things in some of the new stuff."
"Agent Coulson was one of the guys who wasn't really in the comic books, and he [had] a very kind of small role in 'Iron Man,'" added Gregg. "And I was just very lucky that they chose to expand that character and chosen to put him more into the universe of it. It's really a blast!"
Gregg is perhaps best known for his role as Richard Campbell on the CBS series "The New Adventures of Old Christine" opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus. He has also appeared in numerous films and TV series, including "The Shield," "The West Wing" and "(500) Days of Summer."
Additionally, Gregg wrote the screenplay for "What Lies Beneath" and was the screenwriter and director of "Choke" — an adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel of the same name — with his "Iron Man 2" co-star Sam Rockwell in the leading role.
"Iron Man 2" lands on May 7, while "Thor" will drop the hammer down on May 6, 2011.
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