Avengers' Agent Coulson Received Illustrated Encylopedia on S.H.I.E.L.D.

Avengers' Agent Coulson Received Illustrated Encylopedia on S.H.I.E.L.D.

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The actor playing Coulson asked Marvel for a backstory, and got a book.

The Marvel universe now contains the character of S.H.I.E.L.D Agent Coulson, but before his first appearance in the first Iron Man film, he didn't exist on the pages of comic books. Actor Clark Gregg said he wanted to know more about S.H.I.E.L.D and his chief, Nick Fury while he was filming, and the Marvel representatives complied ... with a specially created book containing every bit of information on S.H.I.E.L.D.

"The great thing is that the Marvel guys are there and you say, 'I need a little more background on Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D.,' and the next day they hand you this thing that any fanboy would die for, kind of an encyclopedia illustrated about the history of S.H.I.E.L.D," Gregg said.

At first, Gregg felt a bit liberated by the fact that his character couldn't be criticized because it didn't exist, and that allowed him to create his own character - as long as it stayed true to the canon. "The fanboys and girls are very interested in the [mythology] like, 'that goes directly against what goes in the comic'," Gregg said. "And they can't do that with me. I feel like these movies are designed to respect those comics, so I always made a point of checking out what there was about S.H.I.E.L.D."

In contrast, the actress playing Agent Maria Hill had a lot of comics to read. "I went online and found comic books and bought them from different sites," said Cobie Smulders. "I bought two from this guy and bought three from another guy. It really helped me seeing her visually instead of just reading a character description."

With Steve Butts' Marvel Roleplaying Game and the impending release of the Avengers, I'm currently gobbling up all the comics I can. Sounds like these actors had to take a crash course in the Marvel Universe as well.

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Source: Hollywood Reporter

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I've got my fingers crossed for The Infinity Gauntlet and Civil War movies...

Avengers isnt out in the US yet? Its been out for over a week here! Weird.

As I was not really up to date on Marvel lore before these films (nor am I much wiser now that I've seen them). I have to say that Coulson's character was one of my favourites of the various films and the Avengers.

MrBrightside919:
I've got my fingers crossed for The Infinity Gauntlet and Civil War movies...

Methinks that Civil War isnt going to happen very soon, mostly due to that it requires the presence of several Marvel characters that Marvel Studios currently dont have the rights to.

Though i havent seen Avengers yet, and i found a small spoiler on Wikipedia that indicates whats coming next.

TimeLord:
As I was not really up to date on Marvel lore before these films (nor am I much wiser now that I've seen them). I have to say that Coulson's character was one of my favourites of the various films and the Avengers.

I didn't really like his character at first, but he was more fleshed out in the Avengers. He really grew on me. As for the spoiler:

gigastar:

MrBrightside919:
I've got my fingers crossed for The Infinity Gauntlet and Civil War movies...

Methinks that Civil War isnt going to happen very soon, mostly due to that it requires the presence of several Marvel characters that Marvel Studios currently dont have the rights to.

Though i havent seen Avengers yet, and i found a small spoiler on Wikipedia that indicates whats coming next.

They don't need to do it right away...i'd just like one eventually...

GeorgW:

TimeLord:
As I was not really up to date on Marvel lore before these films (nor am I much wiser now that I've seen them). I have to say that Coulson's character was one of my favourites of the various films and the Avengers.

I didn't really like his character at first, but he was more fleshed out in the Avengers. He really grew on me. As for the spoiler:

TimeLord:

GeorgW:

TimeLord:
As I was not really up to date on Marvel lore before these films (nor am I much wiser now that I've seen them). I have to say that Coulson's character was one of my favourites of the various films and the Avengers.

I didn't really like his character at first, but he was more fleshed out in the Avengers. He really grew on me. As for the spoiler:

Don't click, spoilers.
vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv

OT: That's cool of Marvel. No half-assed job there it seems.

therandombear:

TimeLord:

GeorgW:

I didn't really like his character at first, but he was more fleshed out in the Avengers. He really grew on me. As for the spoiler:

Don't click, spoilers.
vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv

OT: That's cool of Marvel. No half-assed job there it seems.

xD

I'm just going to say thanks for hiding all the spoilers. NIce and classy. Also, to everyone below me:

SERIOUSLY. DO NOT CLICK ON THE SPOILERS. I DID AND AM NOW REGRETTING IT IN A MAJOR WAY.

On topic, that was nice. Wonder if there's any way copies of the SHIELDpedia could get sold to fanboys?

Nooners:
I'm just going to say thanks for hiding all the spoilers. NIce and classy. Also, to everyone below me:

SERIOUSLY. DO NOT CLICK ON THE SPOILERS. I DID AND AM NOW REGRETTING IT IN A MAJOR WAY.

On topic, that was nice. Wonder if there's any way copies of the SHIELDpedia could get sold to fanboys?

Curiosity killed the cat, eh? :p

TimeLord:

le snip
xD

Minor spoilers, but still don't click it. Unless you've watched the movie ofc. ;)
vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv

TimeLord:

GeorgW:

TimeLord:
As I was not really up to date on Marvel lore before these films (nor am I much wiser now that I've seen them). I have to say that Coulson's character was one of my favourites of the various films and the Avengers.

I didn't really like his character at first, but he was more fleshed out in the Avengers. He really grew on me. As for the spoiler:


Man, I loved that movie.

Nooners:
I'm just going to say thanks for hiding all the spoilers. NIce and classy. Also, to everyone below me:

SERIOUSLY. DO NOT CLICK ON THE SPOILERS. I DID AND AM NOW REGRETTING IT IN A MAJOR WAY.

On topic, that was nice. Wonder if there's any way copies of the SHIELDpedia could get sold to fanboys?

WHY did you click them?? And I really hope that as well. Also, be careful quoting any of us since the tags won't work.

therandombear:
~snip~

Yeah, the Hulk was definitely the stand-out of the movie! I really disliked him in the earlier movies, I can't believe Whedon and Ruffalo managed to make him so awesome!

I thought a guide to SHIELD type of book existed already? Well either way more money for Marvel to make one!
Still I'm glad Agent Coulson is given some spotlight given to his role in the film. He already made an animated apperance in the kiddy Ultimate Spiderman cartoon shows, I wonder when he will depute in Marvel comic itself?

therandombear:

OT: That's cool of Marvel. No half-assed job there it seems.

Good lord, yes. The theatre I was in erupted when that scene came up. Hurray for ragdoll Loki! :D

Spoiler for the post credits scene below, dont click if have not seen it.

So, how much do you want to bet every single diehard Marvel fanboy's gonna try to do as much as possible to get a glance at that fabled S.H.I.E.L.D. encyclopedia?

I'd forgotten Cobie Smulders was in this movie. Must go and see it this weekend! It's been out for a week already and for some reason I haven't made it an absolute top priority.

This sounds very cool though. If I was making a movie based on anything that I've written I'd probably end up doing this for every character. There is so much backstory that we never get to see in the finished work, so it's always good to know that there was planning and forethought.

therandombear:

TimeLord:

GeorgW:
[quote="TimeLord" post="7.373862.14465084"]As I was not really up to date on Marvel lore before these films (nor am I much wiser now that I've seen them). I have to say that Coulson's character was one of my favourites of the various films and the Avengers.

I didn't really like his character at first, but he was more fleshed out in the Avengers. He really grew on me. As for the spoiler:

Nooners:
I'm just going to say thanks for hiding all the spoilers. NIce and classy. Also, to everyone below me:

SERIOUSLY. DO NOT CLICK ON THE SPOILERS. I DID AND AM NOW REGRETTING IT IN A MAJOR WAY.

On topic, that was nice. Wonder if there's any way copies of the SHIELDpedia could get sold to fanboys?

Maybe Marvel could do it tied in with a charity PR event to promote a movie, like The Avengers.

 

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