Praise be to Whedon! Comic Book Resources have confirmed that Agent Phil Coulson, the much loved agent from the phase 1 Marvel movies, will be in the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D TV show.
Clark Gregg will return as the deadpan ass-kicking agent, which will probably mean that the series will be set prior to the events of The Avengers movie.
CBR reported the news:
"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.
"There was never going to be a 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' show without Agent Phil Coulson!" said Feige, who appeared behind Whedon, wearing a COULSON LIVES shirt.
"He's headlining the S.H.I.E.L.D. show and always was," said Whedon.
There's no doubt that Coulson has become a fan favourite, so it's fantastic that we're going to see him on our screens again with a bigger role.
Via [Comic Book Resources]