‘The Avengers’ star Clark Gregg worried for character’s fate

'Stop talking about killing Agent Coulson off!' says actor

Clark Gregg, the actor who plays Agent Phil Coulson, in The Avengers linked Marvel movies has spoken out about rumours that his character may not last much longer.

Chatting to Crave Online, the actor best known for his work as the S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent said:

I’m talking to them about doing Iron Man 3 right now, and somebody’s going “Maybe Agent Coulson should die,” and I’m like, “Hey, hey, hey! This is the best job I’ve ever had! Stop talking about killing Agent Coulson off.

At present Gregg has four more potential outings for Agent Coulson on the cards, including Thor 2, Iron Man 3, Nick Fury and – now filming – The Avengers.

The director of The Avengers, Joss Whedon, has made a habit of killing off some of his popular characters including ending the life of Buffy in Buffy The Vampire Slayer. She later returned from the dead.

As well as acting in films from The Usual Suspects to (500) Days Of Summer, Clark Gregg has worked behind the camera, directing the adaptation of Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk‘s Choke. He also penned the screenplay to the Harrison Ford thriller What Lies Beneath.

Last week, a short film starring Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson was released online.

The Avengers is due for release in the UK on May 4, 2012.