Like the rest of you, I've been wondering how Joss Whedon would bring Clark Gregg‘s Agent Coulson back to life for his new Avengers inspired TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Thanks to /Film that bit of information has been revealed. If you don't want to know, then don't read ahead. Obviously it contains SPOILERS. If you don't care about having this spoiled for you then by all means, keep reading!
First of all, when Agent Coulson was killed off in The Avengers, there was a part of me that thought there is no way they would kill off Coulson. Then Nick Fury gave the team that speech about sacrifice revolving around Coulson's death in order to motivate The Avengers about taking some action. I thought maybe they might have taken the opportunity to fake his death to help motivate them. I heard a lot of other people speculate the same thing. Turns out that's exactly what they did!
In the pilot, it’s revealed Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), the ultimate super spy, faked Agent Coulson’s death on purpose to motivate The Avengers. Some S.H.I.E.L.D. members were in on it (including, possibly, Maria Hill played by Cobie Smulders) but The Avengers were not. Their security clearance wasn’t high enough. Coulson was forced to hold his breath as part of the ruse and that’s a point of contention among his colleagues After the fact, Fury moved him to a remote location until things died down, and then he was reinserted into duty at the time of the show.
So there it is. It's exactly what I thought it would be, but not as exciting or surprising as I was hoping for. It'll do. I'm just happy that Coulson is back and that we'll most likely end up seeing him back in the Marvel movies! Hopefully we get a really good awkward moment in The Avengers 2 when the team finds out his death was all a lie. I don't see how they can ever trust Nick Fury again!
What are your thoughts on how they get Coulson back?