Clark Gregg plays Agent Coulson on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and is generally a pretty easy-going guy in interviews. We saw a different side of Gregg in a recent interview with The Salt Lake Tribune in which he had strong words for those who’ve stopped watching the show:
If you’ve given up on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Clark Gregg has pretty much given up on you. Even if you’re a self-identified geek.
“Those aren’t geeks. Those are losers,” the man who plays Agent Coulson said on the set of his show, somewhere in Los Angeles.
Yeah, you’ve got to figure the minute those words left his mouth he started thinking they weren’t such a good idea. At the end of the interview, he tries to make amends for his harsh statement.
“I guess I don’t mean to say that people who have been frustrated by that discovery period are necessarily losers,” he said. “I just think they should be, perhaps, a little more patient.”
And Gregg might want to be, perhaps, a little more cautious before he alienates the very people he wants to keep watching his show. Then again, he does have a point. This is a pretty big world they’re playing in and it’s clear to everyone that they need to dig deeper into the Marvel Universe for the show to be successful. On that note, Sif, Deathlok and Bill Paxton as John Garret are on the way.