The most devastating parts of Marvel’s The Avengers was when Agent Coulson was struck down. Rumors immediately started that Coulson would come back stronger than we could ever imagine, possibly in the form of The Vision. Fans will be able to see if their ideas are true when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. comes to TV sets this Fall, but could Coulson fans end up disappointed again?
In a quote Clark Gregg doesn’t eliminate the possibility that Coulson could once again meet his demise on screen.
You know, this is a world where people are vulnerable, so I don’t think that anyone’s safe — including Agent Coulson. That said, it’s a hopeful show. It’s an optimistic world. What’s fun about this for me, and what I’ve always loved about the comics and about sci-fi is that there’s a way you can tell a story in an imaginative universe that you can’t in strict realism. You can take who we are right now and project it forward a little bit, or put a slight spin on it that makes us look at who we are through a lens that’s more real than real. TV feels like the perfect, serialized version of that. So to see the first couple of scripts, to see the way that they’ve found the thing that’s bigger than anything I’ve ever seen on TV, and yet to see the humans of that world represented is really exciting for me.
While I think it would be slightly entertaining to watch Marvel turn Coulson into their own personal Kenny, I hope that we doesn’t see Coulson die again on screen. I wouldn’t be surprised if we do see one of the main cast killed off in the first season, but I have doubts that it would be Coulson.
Make sure to watch the premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Tuesday, September 24.