Darren Franich
June 09, 2014 AT 06:01 PM EDT

Clark Gregg is best known these days for his role as Agent Phil Coulson, go-to everyman of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and current headliner of Agents of SHIELD on ABC. But Gregg also has a longtime side career as a filmmaker. He wrote, directed, and starred in Trust Me, a noirish Hollywood tale about a morally compromised agent (for actors, not of SHIELD).

The film’s available now on VOD and iTunes, and Gregg swung by the offices of EW Radio to chat about it on Entertainment Weirdly. During the chat, Gregg also talked about his early work (he wrote Robert Zemeckis’s What Lies Beneath, aka “the movie with Michelle Pfeiffer in the bathtub”).

The conversation inevitably turned to comics, when Gregg revealed that he was a big fan of Jim Starlin’s character Adam Warlock, the spacefaring fantasy-messiah whose worst enemy…was himself. Or anyhow, a future version of himself. Take a listen:

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Gregg opted not to share the image of himself as the Magus, but in the interest of due diligence, EW’s local visual guru Jef Castro cooked up a shot of Gregg going Full Space Fro. I smell a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy 2!

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