Clark Gregg, who played Agent Coulson in the Marvel movies, seems to be the most recognizable face that will appear on the forthcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, and it’s been further confirmed by the actor himself taking time out to explain how his character manages to appear in the series considering his fate in the Avengers movie.
“It’s one of the many things people tell you that never ever happens,” says Gregg of his character’s impending revival. “And then I get this call from Joss saying, ‘Well…there’s a script. And here’s what we’re thinking, and it’s after The Avengers, and here’s the concept.’ By the time Joss finished telling me, I was in.”
Gregg didn’t clarify how Agent Coulson manages to come back, though, stating that it’s probably left unsaid for now:
“After people see the show, they’ll have some clue as to why I’m still there, still breathing,” explains Gregg. “But I don’t think they’ll know everything… “
Gregg was also positive with regard to whether Coulson will be returning in one of the phase 2 movies:
“If my schedule doesn’t conflict, and they need him in one of the movies, will they come calling? My feeling is that there’s no breaks in continuity with this and the Marvel movie universe. It makes sense in that universe, and I certainly feel like his chances of appearing in those movies are far better than when he was far out dead.”