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Clark Gregg's Agent Phil Coulson Is The Lead Character In Joss Whedon’s Proposed MARVEL'S S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Series For ABC!!

I am – Hercules!!

Apparently Joss Whedon just announced at New York Comic Con that it was decided long ago that the “ Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D.” TV series would be built around Agent Phil Coulson (who died in “The Avengers”).

I’m thrilled.

Clark Gregg will again play Coulson, the SHIELD operative first introduced onscreen in "Iron Man." Gregg wend on to play the character in "Iron Man 2," "Thor," "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer," "The Consultant," "The Avengers," and even the animated TV series "Ultimate Spider-Man."

There's also chatter, by the way, that Gregg's Coulson will also appear in "Iron Man 3" and "Thor: The Dark World."

Find all of EW’s story on the matter here.


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  • Oct. 13, 2012, 10:34 p.m. CST

    The Link

    by Ravyn

    It goes to the Munsters Halloween special article.

  • Oct. 13, 2012, 10:35 p.m. CST


    by Ravyn

    Long Live Coulson!!!!!

  • in other news, I'm making my wife dress in her leather outfit, wear a red wig, and hum the meat stick tonight. Not sure what that means, but I'm looking forward to it.

  • Oct. 13, 2012, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Phil Coulson is boring Imho

    by cerberus

    Are we ever going to get to see some REAL Shield agents on this show? Why boring Coulson when we could have had Clay Quartermain? The comics are filled with great Shield characters he can use, they should have went that route. The last time Whedon tried to create his own characters we ended up with Dollhouse.

  • Oct. 13, 2012, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Whedon didn't create Agent Coulson.

    by Patrick

  • Oct. 13, 2012, 11:26 p.m. CST


    by Patrick

    Didn't Item 47 pretty much close the book on the possibility of Coulson surviving?

  • Oct. 13, 2012, 11:33 p.m. CST

    I didn't say that Whedon didn't create Coulson..

    by cerberus

    I was just wondering why this boring character was used in place of a real shield agent. Then I asked why Whedon was creating the rest of the characters himself when the last time he tried it we ended up with Dollhouse.

  • Oct. 13, 2012, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Ugh...meant to say "I didn't say that Whedon created Coulson"

    by cerberus

    Sorry, my thoughts are all jumbled today.

  • Oct. 13, 2012, 11:43 p.m. CST

    so is it a prequel show? or he really just didn't die?

    by la te ral us

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Coulson is going to become Vision

    by Redhead_Redemption

    Several sites had this rumour posted weeks ago that Marvel wanted to spin coulson's death into him being resurrected as Vision

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 12:05 a.m. CST

    re "so is it a prequel show? or he really just didn't die?"

    by Hercules

    We don't know yet, but I'm guessing they're going to make him better than he was. Better. Stronger. Faster.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 12:23 a.m. CST


    by carlotta_valdes

    The Coulson that died was a Life Model Decoy of the real one. Real Phil Coulson lives.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 12:23 a.m. CST

    You can't have Vision without Ultron...

    by cerberus

    You can't have Ultron without Hank Pym.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 12:35 a.m. CST


    by brattyben

    I mean, they mentioned it in Avengers. I don't see that little nugget NOT paying off somehow. I'm not saying the real Coulson didn't die, but, I imagine that they would either be using his LMD, or have the series take place before he was killed. Either way, more Clark Gregg is a great thing.

  • The "Life Model Decoy" line worked becasue you can see Tony Stark going through the trouble to make a real life double of himself and funny because to the general audience it wasnt something that you ever thought of before he said it. To bring Coulson back this way seems really lame and completly destroys the Avengers story arc IMO. They ony got their isht together because Coulson died. If you want to bring him back as a "Million Dollar man" kinda thing thats fine, but still a cop out IMO. They killed a popular character and now want him back to anchor a TV series.

  • Fuck that shit. This is the kind of bullshit that makes the comic universes suck so much. If you can just undo a major character's death one "issue" later, why bother to kill them in the first place? It's Deus Ex Machina crap to please the mewling fanboys.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Wasn't Hank Pym referenced in one of the recent movies?

    by Chris

    I think he was. In response to someone mentioning Ultron.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Bringing back a dead character...

    by hadrion

    Is not exactly uncommon in the comic book world. What's the problem?

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 1:30 a.m. CST

    (spoiler) It's not that surprising considering Whedon's track record

    by Cannabis Holocaust

    He brought back Angel after Buffy had to kill him in the season 2 finale. Not to mention bringing back Buffy after her own death. (even though it was expected) And of course after Spike sacrificed himself to save the world in the SERIES FINALE of Buffy, Whedon brought him back as a regular cast member on Angel. Whedon obviously has no problem reneging on emotional or impactful deaths in his work.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 1:36 a.m. CST


    by Humie Bubbie

    There was a time when a character's death meant something in comic books. Jason Todd, Gwen Stacey, Jean Grey. Then they realized it meant more sales to bring them back. So everyone who died only died for a few issues. Bucky Barnes never died at all. Jason Todd came back from temporal ripples across dimensions. If a character's death isn't permanent, it has no meaning. And Coulson's death was the force that united The Avengers.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 1:38 a.m. CST


    by Matthew

    life model decoy, or he was an android all along, he has a laser scan his eye in one scene, he is Fury's good eye, could be the Vision now, or he and Loki have a sick sense of humor or someone with magic power brought him back to life like Odin, or Coulson is now a ghost or spirit from Hel

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Michael Chiklis as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent...!

    by Jonathan

    Make it happen. !

  • I don't see him coming back detracting from that at all. It was real and permanent to them at that time, in that moment, and therefor had meaning. If anything, him coming back could be a decent dramatic device, if handled as deftly(existentially) as Whedon has in the past.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Series isn't a prequel...

    by Jonathan

    It's a series about S.H.I.E.L.D. cleaning up after the Avengers (and other military?), making sure alien technology doesn't fall into the wrong hands. It's the perfect mold, made for television. Every episode they'll be tracking down another piece of tech. And of course there will be other over-arching story lines and it's only a starting point to maybe go into different directions later, but you get the idea. It's basically "Item 47" in serialized television form. They can even continue to reference other Super Hero movies as they come out as the fall out from their actions has to continually be dealt with. Zombie Coulson, confirmed. ^_^

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Better a LMD or Vision, than Dethlok.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Other sites say Coulson is 'appearing in the pilot'...

    by berksbear could be flashback sequences explaining Shield's origins. He may not be 'back from the dead' at all.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Although other's report that...

    by berksbear

    ...he's headlining the show. Guess we'll only know when we know!

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Still think Item 47 is a waste of space if we dont get more Lizzy Caplan.

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    I mean, what was the point of them joining SHIELD if we don't get to see them again?

  • SHIELD making LMD's out of the gate might be a bit much for a superhero show. But, hey, a little dash of StarkTech, a pinch of Asgardian magic, some scraped together leftover Chitari giant snake bugs and BOOM! Agent Coulson.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Life Model Decoy was name checked in the Avengers movie

    by V'Shael

    They always had an out for Coulsons death by using LMDs.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 4:02 a.m. CST

    I love Phil but I really hope it's not an LMD thing

    by Prooth

    I was really sad when they were making SHIELD into a tv show and the perfect star, Phil Coulson, was dead and couldn't be in it. I really really really hope they don't make it an LMD situation though. I will feel this is a cheap shot and this series will have a hard time with me - I love these movies alot but I would actually throw my hands up and walk away from the series potentially if they use LMD's to get out of this. LMD's are super super cheap. Let him be a head in a jar for the tv show, let him be Vision, let him keep trying out unstable robot bodies. Whatever. Just make it that Coulson actually died. Otherwise, it's super duper duper lame. Also, he had too much goofiness to be a robot all along.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Zombie Coulson!

    by -Halfscan-

    I mean, zombies are still hot now, right?

  • FACT!

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 4:29 a.m. CST

    perhaps LMD is the Coulson in the show?

    by mrgray

    Surprised nobody has brought up this possibility. Or if they have they didn't make it very clear. Fer reals Coulson could have died in Avengers and the Coulson appearing in the sequel films and the TV show could be HIMSELF an LMD. Which would make the transition into Vision much more palatable, I would think.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Who says Coulson is actually dead?

    by Det David Mills

    The last hint we see of Coulson's fate in the Avengers is that shot of Fury looking upset while a 'paramedic' of some sort rushes to Coulson's aid (Coulson's off screen)... I don't think he actually died.. Just sayin'

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Dum Dum Dugan?

    by Green Arrow

    He's a SHIELD Agent, what's Neal McDonough doing these days?

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Keanu Reeves should play The Vision

    by Rebel Scumb

  • Instead of A list movie stars who would never commit to such a thing Scarjo, SLJ and Renner were all great, don't get me wrong moviewise they did a fantastic job, I'm just saying from a pragmatic standpoint if they really wanted to do a SHIELD show that ties in with the larger universe that would have been an ideal way to do it. SHIELD the series with Fury, Widow, Hawkeye, Hill & Coulson in flashbacks or whatever would have been great. This just feels like the show, while a great idea is going to constantly have to maneuver around the fact that SLJ, Scarjo, Renner, etc never show up. Much less RDjr or any of the actual avengers

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 7:58 a.m. CST

    YES !! cant wait for this.

    by frank

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 8:05 a.m. CST

    SHIELD TV series just went from 'meh' to 'bring it on'

    by ATARI

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Fuck the Vision.

    by Fries Against

    Maybe if the Vision was a robot created by Hank Pym that would be cool. But we don't need a Halle Berry Catwoman version of him. And fuck Jarvis.

  • Like they wouldn't have tried to help the innocent people being attacked by aliens if Coulson had lived. Yeah that Captain America is just a dick like that.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Will Wash and Book make guest appearances?

    by fanboy71

    I like Coulson as much as the next guy, but it is a cop out unless they come up with a really spectacular way of bringing him back. And prequels suck.

  • like he did using Coulson's collectible cards, in order to bring them together as a team. Pay attention to what Fury says in the radio, he never clearly states that Coulson died, only he implies it.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Phil Collins would be better.

    by Metroid_Fetish

    Can you feel it in the air tonight?

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Thanks for the spoiler, didntpullmeoutintimecop

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr


  • Oct. 14, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Also, doesn't Black Widow tell Coulson...

    by SlyAndTheFamilyStallone

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Also, doesn't Black Widow tell Coulson

    by SlyAndTheFamilyStallone

    that he's needed inside for his face scan? (On the deck of the helicarrier). Another indicator there's a Coulson LMD...

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 2:29 p.m. CST

    You down with LMD?

    by jimbojones123

    YA YOU KNOW ME!!!!

  • As in, literally, this is Coulson's LMD that is in the SHIELD show.

  • That's the only reason I wouldn't like it to be "hah, didn't really die, jokes!" and everyone is thinking LMD Coulson is running the show.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Coulson was never going to stay dead for one very simple reason

    by Stegman84

    They need a reason to split the team again, and the perfect fragmentation grenade is the "Fury lied, we can't trust him" wedge. That way the Avengers get a reason to be split up, some siding with Fury, some not, they get to snipe at each other again, before all coming together all over again "on their own terms" to fight the latest global threat "that only they can defeat". Seriously, anyone who ever thought that Coulson was dead, or would stay dead in any way, is...well, lets be kind and say pretty damn gullible.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Coulson Lives!!!

    by oisin5199

    that's all I got. So curious now how this is going to play out. But I really hope it's not all new characters and some established Marvel characters are in the mix.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 5:46 p.m. CST

    The Cuddler

    by Halibut

    He's the gosh-darn Cuddler from The Shield. Kudos to Gregg for not getting tyepcast. And I hope he actually died in Avengers and lives again through magic or superscience, for the record. If Coulson didn't actually die it would cheapen a scene any comic book geek knows was cheap to begin with. Still.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 6:30 p.m. CST


    by Benny the Kid

    He didn't create Agent PHIL Coulson...but he did create his twin brother, Agent Bill Coulson who the series will be built around.

  • Not that I care personally, but still. Stupidity abounds, I guess.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST

    is this live action or animation?

    by Arcadian

  • Flashbacks, prequel show, LMD, holographic AI, clone, etc. etc. etc. It's comics.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 8:41 p.m. CST


    by rev_skarekroe

    It's live action.

  • Oct. 14, 2012, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Perfect way to both have him in the show and keep him dead...

    by T Bethel

    ...and I thought of this as soon as I heard of the show. The pilot should be Coulson's funeral. After the funeral, you have them tell a new group of agents that they will be continuing/following up on/closing out all of Agent Coulson's unsolved cases. They are told that Coulson made extensive, detailed video logs of all of his progress (which totally fits with his character, by the way.) Since he was "Fury's one good eye," he would have had his hand in a lot of cases. Each episode could start out with the new team reviewing these video logs to set up the story for that episode. These could also be similar appearances for both IM3 and T:TDW.

  • ... LMD. ... being resurrected as Vision. ... and (jokingly) Loki's blade not penetrating his body, as in the UK version. As he mentioned all of those things, I think that it's highly unlikely that it's any of them. More likely than not, Fury was just being a dick and lied. Not unprecedented for the character.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, midnight CST

    mr. moe

    by darthadv

    an earlier scene set up the fact that he could remote control the ship... the implication is that he got off at some point before he flew it out to sea... everyone then assumes b-man is dead and he is able to go live a private life in paris with c-woman...

  • i can't see him being anything but the real coulson at that point, unless androids/LMD's are meant to be able to suffer with human-like tendencies in those situations... also, given loki's magical powers, would it be implied that he'd be able to tell whether he was fighting a sentient being or an android/LMD? however, having said that, i wouldn't rule out coulson being saved after the fact and having fury lie to the team to get them charged up and united, rallying around his supposed death either way, whether it's the real coulson saved after the fact or some sort of copy of him after the fact (perhaps in tribute to the real coulson's service to SHIELD), i think a tv show has a lot of possibilities... plus, there's no reason they couldn't figure out a special guest appearance here and there from a major character from the films here and there... i know that SLJ would likely be game, evidenced by his career and lengthy filmography... then again, if they can't, i think they can still pull it off with clever writing and interesting character introductions that are perhaps too obscure for the general public and might not merit their own movies, per se...

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:54 a.m. CST


    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    Genuinely sorry for spoiling that! The again, the whole damn article is marked with SPOILER. There's a big chance that if you haven't seen Avengers and the extras (especially SHIELD extras) that could be spoiled in a SHIELD related talkback, no?

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Quit complaining about spoilers

    by Ash Talon

    Avengers came out in theaters 5 months ago and has been out on video for a couple of weeks. Get off your lazy butt and see it already. If you haven't seen it yet, stay away from Marvel movie/TV articles.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 2:56 a.m. CST


    by Balkin Flabgurter

  • Give background stories, and different adventures that lead up to the beginning of phase 1. but it is based off a comic book so in all reality Dr.Strange is going to pull his body from the nether and save him for Fury.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 5:24 a.m. CST

    People who write "IMHO" are boring.

    by Gabe Athouse

    Seriously - what sentence was ever improved by that? "To be, or not to be; that is the question, IMHO." We know it's your opinion, and we don't care that you're humble. Also, Coulson contemplating donuts is more entertaining than you could ever be.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 5:44 a.m. CST

    He did die in The Avengers

    by Cobb05

    That doesn't mean he won't be back though. Whedon said that he's dead. He didn't want him to die, but he had to to bring The Avengers together. Hopefully the show takes place after The Avengers, so they can clear up how they brought him back. I think if the show is a prequel it makes it less exciting.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 6:40 a.m. CST

    F' Coulson!

    by django_il_bastardo

    I would rather see Jasper, Clay, Val, or even Pierce! Now they were SHIELD agents!

  • You don't need to mark it spoiler if you're going to actually put the spoiler in the headline. What a fucking idiot.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Phil isn't dead

    by groorgman

    They have arc reactors, a suit that can allow a man to fly, arrow heads that do different things, frank castle was beat, shot multiple times, then blown up....but a spear through the chest is what kills you in this universe. Oh and they flew an aircraft carrier out of the water....but Phil is dead from one spear....riiiiight.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 8:07 a.m. CST

    django the bastard

    by rev_skarekroe

    We've seen Jasper. He's in Avengers and all the one-shot films and maybe Thor - I can't remember.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 9:01 a.m. CST

    They need to remake Hulk.

    by Jonathan

    With Ruffalo this time. ^_^

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST


    by TheMachinist

    Undoubtedly they'll make a second one.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Funny that people are surprised by this...

    by sapno_krei

    No one ever hear of a "comic book death"? I'm more surprised that they are reviving him so soon. I would have expected at least one Coulson-less film to come out before they brought him back. When is this supposed to air anyway?

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Coulson = GREAT character!

    by Bob

    If Coulson is returning, and they are using the SHEILD show intertwined with the movies..fantastic. Love the idea. Even as a completely independant show, I think this is great. What I'm not hoping for is yet another "prequel" story...for some reason, I just can't get into a prequel storyline. It just takes something out of it when you know how the story ends (lone exception Star Trek where they created an alternate universe...not a huge Trekkie, but for some odd reason that kinda works for me) Also, I do like how the Walking Dead uses some "flashbacks" from time to time..that also wrks for me. Tidbits on how we got to where we are intertwined with the story adds to it. Thumbs up...more Coulsin is good, it's in good hands...can't wait to hear more, and curious to see how it all end up going down!

  • They already brought "black Nick Fury" into Earth-616 (poorly).

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Way to just shit on the Avengers...

    by Andrew Coleman

    I thought his death served a purpose. They flip it over and are like "He's not dead!"... Bull shit that thing stabbed straight through him. It actually made Loki menacing a little. Stupid decision. This show will get canceled quickly though so it doesn't matter.

  • Maybe he was a L.M.D.?

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    royston lodge -- I thought they already had?

    by Larry Sellers

    And at pretty much the same time as Nick Fury's black son.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 1:52 p.m. CST

    no more of that smarmy twat, please. no more.

    by JAMF

    who are the fucking retards who like this guy?? where are they?!? yeah i get it - he's a fast talking nerdy smartass who all the other nerdy smartass cunts on aicn wish they were... whatever. i cheered when he died. fuck him.

  • I just don't think Marvel that's tried so hard to ground these films into Reality would do something so blatantly comic like by bringing someone dead back. Unless they make him a LMD or the person that got killed was the LMD. It'd be cool if they made him like the Vision. If they did it any other way I probably wouldn't like it. It would seriously take away the impact from his death in the final act.

  • Geesh. People in real life die. That's enough, so shut up.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    I think we are all missing the point....

    by kindofabigdeal

    We are going to be getting a Marvel TV show set in the MMU. Though for the most part and for budgetary reasons they will probably be going up against generic bad guys and down to Earth storylines it will still leave the door open for random Marvel characters to show up. Maybe get a decent (or rebotted) Punisher. Someone above mentioned Luke Cage which would be easy to do. Who's to say Scarjo or Hawkeye won't show up for one episode each. If your part of a billion dollar franchise and you want your own movie at some point then why not do an episode or two. If they do it right this can be one of the bestest tv shows ever.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Dumb idea

    by shawn_h

    He should have stayed dead

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 6:35 p.m. CST

    kindofabigdeal has a good point

    by Prooth

    I hope he's right.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Who cares. Avengers The Movie sucked anyway.

    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

    Appropriate that they're bringing it to TV, since the movie felt like watching television anyway. Tony Stark in a Brut cologne commercial meets Black Widow in a very special episode of Gray's Anatomy, meets predictable by the-numbers Alias episode (Alias was much better than this movie), with Coulson as the long-suffering Balding White Dad who drives the minivan on the sitcom Flat cinematography, boring editing... In short, no STYLE. At least movies like 300, Batman (89) Dick Tracy, Watchmen, Ang Lee's Hulk had STYLE. because they are COMIC BOOK MOVIES, and so those filmmakers knew how to transfer some of that graphic novel hyper-reality through the filmmaking. I watched Avengers and just fucking YAWNED, I did not say to myself 'wow what an exciting, groundbreaking work of cinema' If you think Coulson was some full fleshed out endearing character who needs T shirts immortalizing him, then please shoot yourself. I mean, it must be fun riding that geek trend and fellating whatever overhyped thing comes along, but fucking please. This was a boring movie. In the canon of comic book films its not even a kernel of corn in the poop of X2's Wolverine.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 7:23 p.m. CST


    by rakesh patel

    0/10 i did laugh though.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 10:41 p.m. CST

    He's more machine than man now...

    by J

    ...twisted and evil.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Who gives a shit about this boring,pointless character?

    by Detective_Fingerling

    He had a whole lot of no screen time over several movies. Basically the equivalent of the "Toastee" guy that popped out from the side of the screen every time you did a Scorpion uppercut in Mortal Kombat 2.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:06 a.m. CST

    This guy was boring as fuck in the Julia Dreyfuss show already!

    by chien_sale

    I mean what the fuck do we have to see him on screen again? Him getting killed was perfect!

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 6:11 a.m. CST

    "Clark Gregg will again play Coulson" Awesome!!

    by albert comin

    I'm glad to know he's not dead. And by him i mean the character, not the actor, thank goodness. Will Maria Hill also be in the show? I also liked her character a lot (and the actress, natch!). The Adventures of Coulson and Hill? Count me in.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 9:12 a.m. CST

    LMD have been around in "Nick Fury" for 40 years.

    by Dark Doom

    Hell, even in Civil War Wolvie tells Bucky (Winter Soldier) that wone of his early assasinations caused congress to push through the LMD project, and LMD were mentioned in Avengers, (IIRC). Coulson is, was cool. I got no problem with this. My brother and I both whispered LMDs in the theatre..

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Phil Coulson IS Brother Vodoo!

    by blackshuck

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Voodoo Vooodoooo

    by blackshuck

    I ruined it

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Fury said Colson was dead

    by Phategod2

    He said "Agent Colson is down,....there here, they called it." "They called it." emplies a medics inability to resuscitate.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    I assumed the Shield series was a prequel...

    by Jeremy Wolfe

    and that one of the reasons that the Cobie Smulders was brought to the forefront is because she'll take over some of the Colson duties in Avengers 2 and the Phase 2 movies. I will be pissed if Colson lives. Fun character but undercuts The Avengers if he lives.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 12:36 a.m. CST

    It's an LMD

    by kenji

    Whedon would go nuts with exploring the absurdist, existentialist, and just plain weird possibilities storywise of making one of your characters someone who is fundamentally a video game AI routine, times a million. It would make Coulson into River.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 4:34 a.m. CST

    sick of characters being turned into robots

    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

    "robot Jarvis" was a stupid fucking change. so is having to see the POV inside of Tony's helmet every five minutes. Yeah, we know Robert Downey Junior is pretty, BUT PLEASE STOP. Stop trying to act like these movies are anything more than a lot of computer-aided spectacle. There's no character work, mystery, style... it's shit blowing up for guys with crew cuts to jizz over. Occasionally some REALLY BAD CUTESY CLOYING and or SMARMY humor courtesy of Joss Whedon.