Clark Gregg Renounces “Procedural” Label For ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

Posted Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 03:04 pm GMT -5 by

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As you can see from the above billboard in Los Angeles, Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ is getting ready to take the world by storm. The whole team is preparing for an appearance at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, but before they can get there, the team leader has to finish his rounds for his latest film first.

While promoting ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, Clark Gregg sat down with The Nerdist to talk about Joss Whedon’s Shakesperian adaptation, but of course, the upcoming ABC series came up as well. After revealing that the show had been picked up for 13 episodes that start filming in mid-July, the actor behind Agent Phil Coulson addressed whether his return will be fully addressed in the pilot episode:

“Yeah, it’s the question of the day. It’s a question that is not walked away from in the pilot, but if I said that it was resolved in the pilot, I would be being less than truthful.”

He continued by saying that Marvel Studios’ first live-action show will be different than anything else that Coulson has been included in thus far:

“This chapter that is Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ is less superhuman. It certainly focuses on the people that Agent Coulson represents, the vulnerable, extremely talented agents who are there to deal with the world after The Avengers, where a lot of secrets have been revealed, and a lot of people want them.”

Finally, while many people have labeled the series as a superhero procedural drama, Gregg has a different label to more properly describe what’s to come this fall:

“Procedural, to me, implies an investigation and a dryness. There’s just too damn many incredible special effects for me to think of [‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’] as a procedural. It’s like a kind of a superhero action dramedy.”

The discussion on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ has been ongoing for quite some time now, but come July 19th, there will certainly be tons more added to the conversation because that’s when the show will take the stage at Comic-Con for their panel. While Gregg and Whedon have been quite vocal about what’s to come next on their little show already, we should get more information than we have before by the time that panel wraps up.

How excited are you for ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’? Are you psyched for Agent Coulson to make his return after the events of ‘The Avengers’? Let’s hear what you’re thinking in the comment section.