My theory (and a lot of other nerd’s theory’s) has been confirmed (sort of). Agent Coulson did not die in the Avengers. Instead, Nick Fury lied, just to get the misguided superheroes head straight and focus on what needs to get done. Anyway, I was a bit sad, and angered when I first saw the Avengers, then, when I saw it again a few more times on Blu-Ray, it just didn’t add up. Why would Phil just die like that, after being in 2 Iron Man‘s and in Thor. Then, the S.H.I.E.L.D TV series was announced and it was said that Phil was going to be in that show.
Now I know that comic book time lines are not quite arrow straight, but c’mon, a TV series based off of the movie. Anyway, at SXSW during a panel, Whedon was asked if Coulson survived the Avengers, and his response;
“I’ll tell you guys this: Heimlich.“
So I wonder which of the upcoming Marvel movies will Clark Gregg get resurrected.
Anyway, Whedon just wrapped up the pilot episode, and I cannot wait to see this show.
- No, Agent Coulson Will Not Be A Life-Model Decoy (thelazygeeks.com)
- Joss Whedon Discusses Agent Coulton’s Return in ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ (slashfilm.com)
- Joss Whedon Talks ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ TV Show; Bringing Agent Coulson Back (screenrant.com)
- Joss Whedon Says the S.H.I.E.L.D. Series is Better Than Expected (geektyrant.com)