Coulson’s Revival In AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Explained?

Underwhelming spoiler afoot! After S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson was killed off in The Avengers, many have been wondering exactly how the character will return in Marvel’s first TV show! The Answer…

Sources of Slash Film have come across an explanation as to how Marvel’s The Avengers director Joss Whedon plans to resurrect Clark Gregg’s beloved S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. small-screen adaptation, after the character appeared to be killed off amid last year’s superhero assembly. While the explanation is a highly speculated one, apparently…

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.


You may recall a bit of Nick Fury’s tactic coming into play in Marvel’s The Avengers when Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) called him out on the (fake) bloodied Captain America trading cards; “They needed the push,” he said. This makes what’s being reported above a little bit unsurprising. Anyhow, as Slash Flash further notes, it’s still unknown how Loki’s scepter didn’t get the job done or how Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will affect Phase 2 of the cinematic universe, but what do you think?





Joss Whedon shows us not all heroes are super with MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Fresh from his role in the summer’s box office smash, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) returns to the worldwide law enforcement organization S.H.I.E.L.D. He puts together a small, highly trained, team of Agents to tackle the cases that haven’t been classified yet, the new, the strange and the unknown. That team consists of straight arrow Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), an expert in combat and espionage; pilot and martial artist Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen); and brilliant if socially awkward scientists Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge). They’ll be joined by civilian new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet). Prepare for an epic adventure that showcases the hope and wonder of the human spirit. This is a world of Super Heroes, aliens and the unusual – of action, spectacle and world spanning stories. The show will speak to the human condition through the lens of our very human, non-powered S.H.I.E.L.D agents – that together we are greater than we are apart, and that we can make a difference in the world. Executive Produced and co-written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb comes Marvel’s first live-action TV series, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

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