Clark Gregg on the Potential for an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D./Agent Carter Crossover

While Marvel's Agent Carter hasn't officially got a green light yet, it has moved from 'rumored [...]

Agent Coulson on phone

While Marvel's Agent Carter hasn't officially got a green light yet, it has moved from "rumored project" to something that we know to be definitely in the pipeline, after the names of the showrunners leaked, and ABC's President praised the script at the Television Critics Association. It's not surprising, then, that during the TCAs, Access Hollywood asked Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Clark Gregg about it--giving the actor a chance to suggest that, as unlikely as it seems the two would ever cross over, he (and Coulson) would love it if they did. During the interview, which you can see embedded below, he also discusses a number of other issues related to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., including but not limited to: Lady Sif's guest appearance: "I love it when the Asgardians come becuase they're so damn funny without tryign to be. They have their whole world of Asgard. Every time they come to Earth, everything goes haywire and a lot of stuff gets broken. She's spectacularly beautiful and played by one of the nicest people in the world, Jaimie Alexander, and she's very much an obedient warrior. So if she comes to visit Earth, you've got to suppose there's a good reason and something amiss and Asgardian that needs to be rectified." The differences between the first and second halves of the season: "One of the great things about working for Marvel is they really tend to use the material available to them. The first ten, twelve episode were very much about exploring the S.H.I.E.L.D. world. It's a world that hasn't been explored much except to bring superheroes together. So the day-to-day operations of a S.H.I.E.L.D. team in the wake of The Avengers. So the fun part is that we've done all that work and now this is kind of the bigger conspiracy that we've set up--Centipede, The Clairvoyant and the way that connects to the bigger Marvel Universe. To me, this is the fun part and the back half of the season is going to blow some minds." The Agent Carter series: "What I heard mentioned here at the TCAs was that Hayley Atwell, who plays brilliantly Agent Carter in the first Captain America movie, may be getting her own show here on ABC. It's frustrating for Agent Coulson who, as a big fan of Captain America, knows and admires her  because she lived in the Forties.  So unless S.H.I.E.L.D. stumbles on some kind of Hot Tub Time Machine, I don't know how I'm going to interact with her. On the other hand, if there is a show where there is a time machine, we've certainly got Captain America from that period, I'm sure."