Agent Phil Coulson Will Front Joss Whedon’s SHIELD TV Series

POTENTIAL SPOILERS BELOW (for the two or three of you who have yet to see “The Avengers”)

Despite having bitten the big one at the hands of the evil Loki in Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers”, SHIELD agent Phil Coulson (played by Clark Gregg) is alive and well — and what’s more, he’ll be fronting Whedon and Marvel’s new SHIELD TV show (currently going under the title “Marvel’s SHIELD”).

The announcement was made during Marvel’s panel at New York Comic Con, where Whedon and Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige themselves made the announcement about Coulson’s resurrection and Gregg’s involvement in the “SHIELD” TV show:

“We all love Clark Gregg, there’s no doubt about that,” Whedon said. “From before we made ‘The Avengers,’ we discussed whether there was a way for him to be a part of the Marvel Universe, perhaps a part of a TV show even after his death. … The fact of the matter is, as much as we love him, now that I’m really running Marvel, I like to keep a type of artistic integrity, which means we don’t stretch the bounds of reality.”

“There was never going to be a ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ show without Agent Phil Coulson!” [said Feige].

“He’s headlining the S.H.I.E.L.D. show and always was,” said Whedon.

So there you have it. “SHIELD” the TV series will feature Gregg in, apparently, the Samuel L. Jackson role (mind you, not that he’s playing Nick Fury, but in the same vein as Nick Fury — i.e. the boss … at least until they bring Jackson in for a cameo or two, which is not entirely impossible).

This does lessen the impact of Coulson’s heroic death somewhat in “The Avengers”, but anyone who has spent any amount of time around comic books know that no one ever stays dead in comics. Why should the movies based on them be any different? After all, how many people are coming back from the dead in the upcoming “Captain America” sequel? And didn’t Loki die at the end of “Thor”? You get the idea.

You know who is really happy about Coulson’s return? This little lady:

Via : CBR



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  • Juggernaut

    Although I’m happy he’s back this completely diminished the emotional perill brought on by his death in The Avengers.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Agreed, but only to a point. As there was always speculation that much like his little speech about Coulson with the Cap Cards, his death was a ruse to get them on the same page. Granted it wasn’t one that was inteintional but it kinda just came at the right time.

  • Wolfdaddy21

    I must be one of the few who didn’t think Loki died in Thor, and we never see Bucky “die” in Cap so him returning as the winter soilder is no big deal, i do wonder how they will bring the Son of Coul back.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Good question! I’ve been trying to wrap my head around that since i heard him announce it at Comic Con.

      • W.A.S

        He was brought back (or fixed) using Dr. Stranges surgicle skills.

        • Juggernaut

          I like that!

          • W.A.S

            Yeah I thought that might be a good way to introduce him.

          • Juggernaut

            Aegon the Conquerer’s comment below makes much more sense and is most likely how they’ll explain it. But let’s face it that doesn’t make the geek juices flow as much as the idea of The Sourcerer Sureme being the surgeon tasked with saving the son of Coul! It would be a great cameo for the series bringing in whoever they cast as Dr. Strange. They could even do a post credits scene after Ironman 3 setting up the SHIELD show!

          • W.A.S

            That’s a perfect way of doing it! Or at the very least Nick or the son of Coul saying something about “It was a rather strange doctor.” or something along those lines. But i am guessing you are right about Aegon the Conquerers comment.

      • Aegon the Conqueror

        I’m thinking just a simple reveal in the hospital. Fury said the EMT’s had called it but we never saw the death. So I don’t think it will be a huge think, just Nick admitting he lied and that he needed to do that in order to bring the team together.

    • Aegon the Conqueror

      Well seeing as the actor who played Bucky signed for five films before hand, having him die was a bigger shock than hearing he will be back as the villain. By then it all made sense.

      • Wolfdaddy21

        Having read the comics I knew Bucky would be back as the winter solider, just didn’t think it would be this soon.

        • Juggernaut

          Agreed. I thought that they’d introduce Bucky as The Winter Soldier iat the end of or as a post credits scene of the Cap sequel setting him up for the third film. Just as well though. I’m really exited to see this story arc play out on the big screen.

  • Tyler Clemens

    I love this line “now that I’m really running Marvel” awesome