Clark Gregg took to Twitter to quip about his de-aged appearance in Captain Marvel.
Gregg, better known as Agent Coulson to the MCU faithful, addressed his de-aged debut in the Captain Marvel trailer that dropped today. Greg’s character, along with a few others, had to be de-aged in the film using VFX technology, that Marvel Studios has seemingly perfected, in order for character’s appearance to make sense in the context of the MCU’s timeline. After all, Coulson made his first MCU appearance in 2008’s Iron Man and was clearly a middle-aged man and unless he always looked like that – which would make a hilarious farcical superhero origin story – or Marvel had to do something so fans would buy it. Hence, Gregg’s character got sent to Marvel’s digital Lazarus Pit. And he looks pretty damn good.
Fans have already begun to give their approval of Gregg’s appearance and have even taken to Twitter to compliment Marvel’s efforts in making the veteran actor appear younger. But Gregg, in classic, Coulson dead-pan, replied to one use joking that no digital effects were used – he only needed to take a nap. The Tweet is seen below
Didn’t use any. Just took a 4 day nap.
— Clark Gregg (@clarkgregg) September 18, 2018
Ha! A good nap is one way to get rid of wrinkles and bags under your eyes, I guess? But jokes aside, Gregg’s character has been a fan-favorite within the MCU and fans have been clamoring for his return to the big screen ever since he became the leading man on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D on ABC.
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Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.