Finally, the rumor mill can grind to a merciful halt: Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) will be recalled from his current assignment feeding the worms and reinstated for the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series. He’s not a robot, or a clone–or a flashback, fantasy, dream, or hallucination. He’s not a long-lost twin or a Skrull impersonator….and Nick Fury didn’t exaggerate his condition so the Avengers would get their shit together in the movie.
Nope, dude was deader than disco–and he got better.
The word came down from His Nerdy Excellency: Joss Whedon at the South By Southwest film festival:
“I’ll tell you guys this, Heimlich,” Whedon joked, before effectively clamming up about the show. “I can’t talk about it,” he admitted, but said that he did bring Coulson back from the dead for the ABC drama. “Yes. For realsies.”
As for HOW Coulson will rise from the grave, we still have no information: The Marvel Universe offers a number of options for any character who wishes to defy the Reaper , but none of these methods have as yet been featured in a Marvel film.
As further confirmation, Clark Gregg took to Twitter and began spreading the news of Coulson’s ressurection.