5 Geektastic Things at the Saturn Awards
Yahoo! Movies spoke to some of the big winners on the red carpet before the ceremony, including the likes of "Avengers" director himself, Joss Whedon, and the guy who lives and dies (and lives again) as Agent Coulson, Clark Gregg.
These are the best of the meta-geek moments from the event, with a little help from Whedon and Gregg:
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5. Joss Whedon's 'Howard the Duck' Dreams.
Whedon may have brought home the gold (err, the planet?) for "The Avengers," but if he ever found time to explore anything else in the Marvel universe, what would he tackle? "I think it's time for the 'Howard the Duck' reboot that nobody expects," he responded cheekily.
"Howard the Duck," which is indeed a Marvel property, was adapted into a live action film in 1986 by none other than George Lucas. And yeah, it was a big budget flick that landed right on its bill, barely breaking even at the box office. But hey Joss, why not.
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4. Agent Coulson, Everyday Hero Turned Sexy Lady Alien?
Gregg experiences his share of fandom given the popularity of his amicable everyman Agent Coulson (who is coming back to life in the ABC show "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."!) The much beloved Coulson is popular in part due to the fact that he's a regular guy who's able to hold his own in an extraordinary setting, something that everyone, including Gregg himself, admires.
So when we asked Gregg which Marvel superhero he'd like to be, he downplayed the idea, saying, "I like that I'm not a superhero. It'd be a little implausible, and I don't want to eat chicken breasts and spend as much time at the gym as poor [Chris] Hemsworth does."
That said: "But, I was a big… see, I can't say this because these guys are like, giant muscular superheroes, but if I had a magical transformation, I wouldn't mind being Captain Marvel. Although, there's a new Captain Marvel in the comics who's a lady alien, and she's hot. I would be a lady alien Captain Marvel."