Obviously we’d love it if he was a Life Model Decoy – or perhaps the Phil Coulson offed in Avengers Assemble was – but the real answer to the fan-favourite supporting character’s survival will be revealed in Joss Whedon‘s SHIELD TV show.
“My friends at Marvel said, ‘You know, we spent a lot of time talking about how Coulson lives, and we know that there’s a movement out there, and there are t-shirts and people paint on bridges ‘Coulson Lives’, we’re going to bring you back’,” Gregg told Collider.
“And it’s one of the many things people tell you that never ever happens. And then I get this call from Joss saying, ‘Well…there’s a script. And here’s what we’re thinking, and it’s after The Avengers, and here’s the concept.’ By the time Joss finished telling me, I was in…
“After people see the show, they’ll have some clue as to why I’m still there, still breathing. But I don’t think they’ll know everything.”