‘Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.': Coulson And Lola Take Times Square

by Brett White

With “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” only a few hours from premiering on ABC, the network has pulled out all of the stops to promote the Marvel Comics series. This new initiative has included what pretty much amounts to a takeover of “Good Morning America,” with the GMA studio’s exterior being covered in a massive “S.H.I.E.L.D.” countdown clock. Yesterday the morning show aired a package showing off the super-spy drama’s elaborate set, and today they brought Agent Coulson himself—Clark Gregg—on for an interview. But that’s not all; Gregg pulled up in Lola, Coulson’s signature vehicle, and pulled a total Beastie Boys move by entering the studio straight from the street.

During the interview, Gregg touched upon just what it is that makes Coulson so special. “There are so many characters in the world of Marvel superheroes, you know, that have these superpowers, and I think there’s something to the character there to the character who doesn’t have them that Joss Whedon grasped so magnificently,” said Gregg. “He’s the one who ends up having to front off with the bad guy because the superheroes are kind of divas in their fighting. He’s a little bit like the stage manager at Lollapalooza who actually has to go out and try to do a solo.”

You can check out the entire interview after the jump.

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“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” debuts tonight at 8 pm on ABC.