Clark Gregg had the unenviable task of trying to convince Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark to pay attention to him. Still, the actor told MTV that he hopes his persistence as Agent Phil Coulson will pay off when it comes time to start filming for Iron Man 2.
"Iron Man 2 starts up in the spring right when The New Adventures of Old Christine finishes, so I am available if any of the 'Iron Man 2′ people are listening," says Gregg. Gregg has a recurring role on the show.
Gregg also thanked Marvel Studios executive Jeremy Latcham for helping him prepare for the role. "[Latcham] sent me over this unbelievable Iron Man bible with everything about S.H.I.E.L.D.," said Gregg. "I did read some comics when I was a kid, but that was a while ago."
Gregg is also hopeful that if Agent Coulson is able to appear in Iron Man 2, it would be great to work with Samuel L. Jackson, who had an after-the-credits cameo appearance as Nick Fury, the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. According to Gregg "According to Gregg, "it's safe to say Sam Jackson is the coolest boss you could have. There are two people I want to work for: Barack Obama and Nick Fury," he added.
Iron Man 2 is shooting for a 2010 release. Director Jon Favreau will return to the series, and it is extremely likely that Robert Downey Jr. will be back in the lead role as Tony Stark/Iron Man.