It hasn’t been too long since we learned the cast of characters that would be appearing on the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. T.V. show, but it appears that there was one major name left out. It looks like Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) who appeared in; Thor, both Iron Man movies, The Avengers, and two Marvel One-Shots, will be back on the small screen.
It was revealed that Coulson would be coming back at the New York Comic-Con while Gregg was speaking about his role on the animated show Ultimate Spider-man. Now all four of you who haven’t seen The Avengers should avert your eyes, because here’s a spoiler alert. Coulson gets killed by Loki about halfway through the film. At least that’s the way it would seem. Coulson’s last words implied that for the heroes needed something to avenge, AKA him.
We know that Nick Fury lied to the Avengers about the circumstances surrounding Coulson’s death, but now it looks like the entire death was fabricated to motivate the team. It’s a well-known fact that nobody ever really stays dead in comic books (well, except Uncle Ben) and it looks like that rule now also applies to Marvel’s cinematic universe.