Another piece to the overall puzzle of Marvel Studios’ cross-continuity between their superhero films with the announcement that Clark Gregg will be reprising his Iron Man character of SHIELD Agent Coulson in the currently shooting Thor. Gregg has previously reprised the character for Iron Man 2, hitting theaters this May.
Marvel Studios ongoing plan is to introduce several superheroes in separate films before having them meet for the team-up film The Avengers. The first film in this plan was 2008’s Iron Man. Later that year, Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr cameoed in Incredible Hulk, the second film from Marvel Studios. Both films shared some background details, including the secret spy organization that Gregg’s character belongs to. The Hulk movie also hinted at some things that may appear in Marvel’s upcoming Captain America film. Other threads through these films include appearances by Samuel L. Jackson as SHIELD head Nick Fury.
It is unknown if Gregg, who is a regular on the CBS series The New Adventures Of Old Christine and appeared in this past summer’s indie hit 500 Days Of Summer, will appear in the Avengers film.