Clark Gregg talks Agent Coulson’s return in Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Back from the dead?

Clark Gregg has been discussing his role in ABC’s forthcoming TV series Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., referring to the “mystery” of Coulson’s reappearance following his on-screen death in The Avengers.

"I don’t know how you could not change going through what he went through,” says Gregg says of Coulson's state of mind during the show. “I think if he hadn’t gone through some kind of change, it wouldn’t be any good. That said, I don’t know if he understands how much he’s changed.”

Does this mean Coulson has actually been resurrected from the dead? Or did Loki do something else to him that merely looked like a mortal wound? Gregg isn’t telling, although he does explain what attracted him to this new story arc.

“When Joss described to me the mystery," explains Gregg, "and the complexity and the unanswered questions about Phil Coulson standing there trying to deal with this, I found it so fascinating and so true to the world of the comics and mythology in general as I understand them that I was immediately in.

“Some level of deception must have been perpetrated on the Avengers,” explains Gregg, finally. “It must have been. I think.” That’s that cleared up then…

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is expected to air in late 2013.

How do you think Coulson's return will be explained? Tell us, below!


    • SiMan

      Apr 22nd 2013, 13:47

      Said it before, and i'll say it again. Life model Decoy. Betcha his conscienceness has been put in a LMD somehow and he'll be like a 'Data' type character in the show.

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    • 2Dglasses

      Apr 22nd 2013, 14:43

      Its a comic book universe coming back to life through some mysterious object even that noteworthy? 5 minutes of star trek waffle and he's up and running. Maybe Loki brought him back through his omni-staff...

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    • trist808

      Apr 22nd 2013, 17:02

      My theory is it's was the LMD that died in Avengers and the real Coulson was off doing something else ... mind you if you watch the UK version on Blu-Ray, the spear tip no longer goes all the way through his body when Loki stabs him, so maybe he wasn't fatally injured at all??? Either way, I'm sure the pilot episode of SHIELD will reveal all :)

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    • marvelboy

      Apr 22nd 2013, 20:43

      I agree LMD are playing a part here. The question is was it the real Coulson that died ... the way they said he's "changed" makes me think that yeah he's dead and the Coulson in this is the LMD that has his memories, including his death

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    • trist808

      Apr 23rd 2013, 11:46

      Good point, it is most likely he died for real in Avengers and its an LMD with memories in SHIELD ... not many people got the LMD references between Tony and Phil in The Avengers, but as soon as he was killed off I remembered the scene earlier in the film and figured it wouldn't be the last we see of The Son Of Coul :)

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