By Christy Mathew

Actor Clark Gregg is set to make his return in the MCU as Phil Coulson in Marvel’s What If…? The character is said to have a bit of a crush on Thor this time. Clark has been playing Paul since 2008’s Iron Man, which was the start of Marvel Cinematic Universe.

During the character’s time in the MCU, he was shown to be a fan of the Avengers he was working with. Paul had Captain America trading cards as he was his favourite. After the character’s death, Nick Fury is still seen using the cards with the blood added to spur the Avengers into action.

However, on his return this time, Paul is a fanboy of another hero. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor discussed his upcoming comeback as Paul Coulson in the MCU.

Clark was asked how Paul seems to be a big fan of Thor’s appearance. The actor responded enthusiastically saying, “Oh my gosh, yes.”

Clark looked back at Paul’s love for Chris Evans’ Captain America as he said, “So apparently, there is no Chris that I don’t have a huge crush on.” The actor was then asked about the recording process for the show and he explained that he was allowed to do adlibbing. 

He said, “Oh my gosh, yes. I mean, look, it’s very true to life in that the guy who plays Agent Coulson has certainly spent his fair amount of time marveling at Hemsworth in all his glory. [Laughs] So apparently, there is no Chris that I don’t have a huge crush on.”