Clark Gregg heaps praise on Brie Larson while teasing 90s "MC Hammer" look in Captain Marvel
The revelation about the sartorial choices and the general vibe of the movie came from returning star, Clark Gregg, who previously played the role of SHIELD Agent Phil Coulson.
Marvel is taking fans back in time in the upcoming Brie-Larson starrer. Not only will the studio's first female-fronted superhero flick tell the origin story of one of its most powerful comic book characters, Captain Marvel, but also is set in the 90s, meaning pager phones and MC Hammer pants.
The revelation about the sartorial choices and the general vibe of the movie came from returning star, Clark Gregg, who previously played the role of SHIELD Agent Phil Coulson. Although his character was killed off in the Avengers film, the actor will be making a comeback in Captain Marvel - whose timeline is clearly set in the past.
"I'm having a blast right now shooting Captain Marvel, which is one of the greatest Marvel characters," Gregg told People TV during a recent appearance, dropping early hints about Marvel's big release of 2019. "It takes place in the 90s... where everyone's wearing MC Hammer pants," the MCU star added.
While Gregg's return as Agent Phil is sure to grab eyeballs, at the moment though, all eyes are on the Oscar-winning actress, Larson. Bringing in the much-needed star quotient to the cast, the actress' MCU role has already become the subject of all talking points.
And Gregg himself can't stop heaping praises on the actress.
"Brie Larson is amazing. An amazing person and an amazing actor, and she's killing this role," the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actor dished adding, "We did a movie together when she was 15 called Hoot, and it was nice to see her again because I don't know she was a kid in this movie when...I guess that was almost 15 years ago, and I'm so proud of her. What she's done, she's become one of I think our best actresses."
Production has begun on Marvel Studios' #CaptainMarvel...@BrieLarson receives instructions from Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander on a recent visit to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to research her character. pic.twitter.com/P3ZXvEguJQ— Captain Marvel (@captainmarvel) March 26, 2018
When Gregg makes a return in the Marvel cinematic universe, however, he would certainly need to put in a great deal of work towards looking the right age. This would normally mean a trip to the gym, but thanks to the available technology, Coulson's transformation can take place without breaking a sweat.
"That was a fun call from my friends in the Cinematic Universe, who I normally see at these events, saying, 'You know, we think once again we have some work for you, but it takes place in the '90s. Can you go to the gym?'" Gregg told Cinema Blend adding, "Yeah, I said, 'The '90s? I mean, there is no gym that can get me back to the '90s.' And they said, 'Well, don't worry. We've been working on that technology, and we think we can goose you back a few years.'"