Rumor: Agent Coulson’s Return on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Revealed?


Ever since it was announced that Clark Gregg’s popular Agent Coulson character would have a presence in the potentially upcoming Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series, just about everyone has been racking their brains trying to figure out how the character would be brought back to life after him being the token Joss Whedon popular character death. Would he be a Life Model Decoy? How about Vision? Would he be featured in flash backs? Naturally, Joss Whedon and company have kept this little secret quite well and keeping fans in the dark. That may not be the case any more, as /Film has a scoop that may tell us how it all goes down.

Be warned, there are SPOILERS BELOW, so if you don’t want to know how Coulson (might) be resurrected, STOP READING NOW!


Alright, so what they are ar saying is that it was essentially a ruse to pull the Avengers team together, exactly as they explained the movie and that Coulson was never really dead to begin with. Here’s a section from the article:

In the pilot, it’s revealed Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), the ultimate super spy, faked Agent Coulson’s death on purpose to motivate The Avengers. Some S.H.I.E.L.D. members were in on it (including, possibly, Maria Hill played by Cobie Smulders) but The Avengers were not. Their security clearance wasn’t high enough. Coulson was forced to hold his breath as part of the ruse and that’s a point of contention among his colleagues  After the fact, Fury moved him to a remote location until things died down, and then he was reinserted into duty at the time of the show.

It’s a rather simple explanation, to be honest, but it works. However, as the site states, there are still a lot of unanswered questions, like how can taking a scepter through the chest not kill you. Also, will his “survival” be discussed in Marvel’s Phase 2 films? I would like to think that this is a big yes, as it will likely be a major plot point in the entire shared universe story line.

For now, we’ll have to just swallow this one with a dose of salt and wait until the series gets picked up by ABC, which they’d be really dumb not to do. What do you think? is this a satifactory answer? Were you hoping for something a bit more…epic? Sound off below!

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Source : /Film