We all saw Clark Gregg's Agent Phil Coulson die a heroic death in 'The Avengers,' so we're still not quite sure how he's part of the cast for ABC's upcoming 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' The fact that everyone involved has remained tight-lipped about suggests that there's a greater mystery at work here and Mr. Gregg himself has all but confirmed this himself.
Now that 'Game of Thrones' season 3 has begun its run, and 'The Walking Dead' has closed up shop until season 4, genre TV fans have plenty of new adventures to look forward to. ABC's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series has yet to recieve an official series order, but will likely debut this fall regardless, continuing the adventures of Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and a new team. Yet every Marvel fan still has one major question for the series: just how will Coulson return for 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' after the events of 'The Avengers'?
Earlier today 'The Avengers' director Joss Whedon spoke about ABC and Marvel's upcoming 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series, specifically how the spectacle of its story would differ from the Marvel films, but one question about the pilot will likely boggle viewers right up until the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' series premiere. Most importantly, how will Clark Gregg's Agent Phil Coulson headline the series, given the events of 'The Avengers?' Will the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series take place in prequel? Find out new details of Coulson's return inside!
Coulson lives! And it’s not just fanboyism! Since we were attending the Marvel TV panel expecting to learn about the company’s upcoming animation lineup, imagine our surprise to find an appearance by Agent Phil Coulson himself, Clarg Gregg! And what magnanimous announcement should Joss Whedon himself deliver via video? Coulson indeed lives, and will headline ABC’s 'SHIELD' TV series!
Coulson lives! The two words Marvels 'The Avengers' fans have been longing to hear ever since the movie's credits rolled, and Marvel began announcing all the various films and projects that would comprise "Phase 2" of its superhero empire. But with ABC's recent announcement of a 'S.H.I.E.L.D' TV series under Joss Whedon set for the future, is there any real chance of seeing Clark Gregg return to his beloved role as Agent Phil Coulson?
If you haven't seen 'The Avengers' yet, click away from the story right now. Seriously. Spoilers are going to begin once this sentence has concluded and there will be no further warnings. As over one billions dollars worth of people know, SHIELD Agent Phil Coulson was killed by the evil Loki during the events of 'The Avengers' and gave the titular team the needed motivation to come together and save the day. However, death is easily overturned in the comic book world, so why not here? MTV got Clark Gregg, Coulson himself, to set the record straight.