In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Clark Gregg revealed that a commonly held theory about a particular line from the original Iron Man may indeed be true.

“He’s a bit of a new guy in S.H.I.E.L.D. He’s a lot younger. It’s the earliest we will have seen him, so when he says, ‘Mr. Stark, this isn’t my first rodeo’ in Iron Man, this is maybe the rodeo he’s talking about.”

Now, for those unaware Captain Marvel will take place in the 1990s, which means there’s finally an excuse for Agent Phil Coulson to return to the big screen without having to explain his resurrection during his time on the little screen. However, this could very well make or break the continuity between Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the movies, since it was established in the show that Fury picked Coulson right out of high school and he studied as a new recruit at the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy of Communications. It’ll be interesting to see if Captain Marvel makes any specific reference to this recruitment or the existence of these academies as established on the show.

It would go a long way to finally show that it really is “all connected”.

In addition, while on People TV, Clark Gregg was asked about his time working with Brie Larson on the set of Captain Marvel.

“Brie Larson is amazing – amazing person, amazing actor, and she’s killing this role.”

It’s encouraging to see the amount of support Gregg has for his co-star – even reminiscing about seeing her again since his time working with her on Hoot as a child.

It’ll be exciting to see an inexperienced Coulson dealing with the apparent power-house of Captain Marvel.

Source: Entertainment Weekly, People TV