There’s no doubt about it, Agent Phil Coulson (played by Clark Gregg) was a pretty cool customer in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers Assemble, and now it appears that Gregg will reprise his role in Marvel’s new S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series.
At the New York Comic-Con, Marvel’s Kevin Feige and director Joss Whedon spoke about bringing Coulson back for the TV series, here is what was said:
“We all love Clark Gregg, there’s no doubt about that,” Whedon said. “From before we made ‘The Avengers,’ we discussed whether there was a way for him to be a part of the Marvel Universe, perhaps a part of a TV show even after his death. … The fact of the matter is, as much as we love him, now that I’m really running Marvel, I like to keep a type of artistic integrity, which means we don’t stretch the bounds of reality.” Kevin Feige said, “There was never going to be a ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ show without Agent Phil Coulson!” “He’s headlining the S.H.I.E.L.D. show and always was,” said Whedon.
A few weeks ago some of the main characters of the TV series were revealed, along with a brief synopsis of the show by Whedon himself:
Joss Whedon said of the TV series plot ”the storyline for the proposed series will be largely ‘autonomous’ from the Avengers sequel feature that is also in the works,” adding that it’s not a spinoff. So this means the TV show will be heading in its own direction, and could open up a whole new story for Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D operatives, and with Whedon getting back to working in TV (if only briefly), this is very exciting indeed.
TV Line revealed the character descriptions for the new faces we will be seeing in the show, and you can read them next:
Skye – This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident – with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.
Agent Grant Ward – Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you.
Agent Althea Rice – Also known as “The Cavalry,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.
Agent Leo Fitz and Agent Jemma Simmons – These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies – she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.
(Source: We Got This Covered)