Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige announced in a video message at NYCC on Saturday that Clark Gregg, known for being an adhesive element between the many Marvel movies, will be returning to the role of Agent Coulson in the television series S.H.I.E.L.D.
“There was never going to be a ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ show without Agent Phil Coulson,” said Feige, to which Whedon replied, “He’s headlining the S.H.I.E.L.D. show and always was.”
The how’s and why’s of how he will be returning from the dead are still unclear but that hasn’t stopped the fan community from speculating. Was Coulson a L.M.D. (Life Model Decoy)? Is Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. a prequel? Will Coulson be turned into The Vision? Did he simply “get better?”
Stick with us at Capeless Crusader as more details on S.H.I.E.L.D. unfold!