Joss Whedon's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.': Clark Gregg resurrects Phil Coulson
The news was confirmed today (Oct. 14) at Marvel's TV panel at New York Comic-Con, where Gregg made a surprise appearance. The actor has played Coulson in "Iron Man," "Iron Man 2," "Thor" and "The Avengers."
Although Coulson (spoiler alert!) heroically died in "The Avengers," Whedon -- who also delighted fans by joining the Comic-Con panel -- Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb insisted his role won't be limited to flashbacks.
Sporting a "Coulson lives" T-shirt, Feige said, "There was never going to be a 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' show without Agent Phil Coulson!"
And Whedon added, "He's headlining the S.H.I.E.L.D. show -- and always was."