Phil Coulson was a key character that helped bring the Avengers together in Phase One. He first appeared in Iron Man, then Thor and his last movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers. In The Avengers, it was his death that brought the team together to stop Loki and his Chitauri army from taking over New York.
Coulson was then brought back to life and to have his own show on ABC with Agents of Shield. As the MCU continued and AOS now in its fifth season, Coulson’s name continues to be the topic of discussion among fans on whether the Avengers will ever find out that he’s is alive. Clark Gregg shares his thoughts on if there Coulson will ever return to the MCU:
“It is an ever-present theme [and] it’s really touching to me how much the fans stay obsessed with the idea of when the Avengers are going to learn Coulson’s alive. It’s something that I don’t know, [but] I find that so touching! I think the Avengers have moved on, they’re busy.”
Gregg also wanted to give credit to everyone in involved with AOS for keeping Coulson a popular fan favorite in the MCU:
“But also I think it’s a great credit to the show and the characters and the actors who brought these characters to life and to our production team, to Mark Kolpack’s visual effects and to the great writing of our writers, Jed [Whedon], Mo [Tancharoen] and Jeff [Bell] because I think there’s a growing number of people who kind of feel like this feels like a part of that bigger world and they want to see the various worlds. Whether it’s the incredible Netflix world of New York, they [the fans] just want at some point [to] feel that this is one big story, which I still believe it is. And you know, when the time is right, who knows?”
Like every Marvel fan, I want all the shows, ABC and Netflix, to be connected to the MCU. I want Phil Coulson to make his entrance back into the MCU by appearing in Avengers 4. So it could be one last time that Coulson shares the screen together with the original Avengers as well as the new Avengers like Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, the Winter Soldier, the Falcon and many more. I think the perfect entrance for Coulson and his team to come into Avengers 4 would be the Secret Avengers route, instead Fury leading that team, it would be Coulson. Please do this, President Kevin Feige and us the Marvel fans everywhere will forever be grateful for Coulson’s last time with the original Avengers before the MCU starts the next chapter after Avengers 4.
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Agents of Shield Season 5 airs on Fridays, at 8 pm on ABC.