When we spoke to Gregg at the tail end of last week, we got onto the subject of him combining the two. We’ll be running the full interview later today, but in the mean time, this little snippet may be of interest.
HUG: It seems that you’d like to be a part of this universe as a writer/director. Is Kevin Feige aware of this, or will he find out when he hears back from these interviews?
Clark Gregg: He knows. They’ve been very kind. I was making Choke while I was doing Iron Man. They’re very filmmaker friendly, as Joss said. They didn’t pull off this magical act that I think they pulled off by bringing people in and bossing them around. It was a brand new studio, they bring people like Joss in, and they really listen. There’s very little to suggest in the little Sundance movies that I make that I’m ready to step in to a giant superhero epic, but they know that I’ve written some movies that have been made, and they’ve been interesting in conversing with me about what might be a way for me to work with them again.
HUG: Have they offered you any short films to direct?
CG: I’m always so scared about talking about this stuff, because I feel that I could evaporate at any moment. The short seems like a logical place to start, but I have a feeling that if I were to make a short, I’d want to do the fanciest – I’d be wanting to do The Avengers short.
HUG: If you could direct any property in the Marvel Universe, which would it be?
CG: I’m interested in, maybe it’s my background, I’m interested in SHIELD. I’m interested in Budapest. I’m interested in the things, when Barton [Hawkeye] is talking to her about the past, there’s a very dark, very violent, Hong Kong shoot ‘em-up-styled, men in black with sci-fi elements version of a SHIELD prequel that I would be very keen on working on.