‘Captain America: Civil War’ was stacked with characters from throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Staples such as Iron Man, Black Widow, and War Machine were on the front lines with relative newcomers like Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man, and Falcon. There were even a few blasts from the past as General Thunderbolt Ross, Agent Peggy Carter, and Howard Stark played a part in the proceedings. However, no one from Marvel’s TV shows popped in to make an appearance and take a side. Not even Director Phil Coulson from ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, who has not had the chance to interact with any of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes since he was brought back to life. But a reunion with the Avengers has to happen eventually, doesn’t it? Well, whether it does or not, Clark Gregg is perfectly fine with where things are right now.
During a recent interview with Comic Book Resources, the actor was asked if he’s hoping for a scene in the near future that sees Coulson coming in contact with Tony Stark or Steve Rogers once more. Surprisingly, though, he revealed that it’s not exactly a top priority in his book anymore:
“I suspect that will happen when it needs to happen, but it’s not something that I’m sitting around thinking about. I really am thrilled with what our writers are doing in our particular portion of the universe. I know Marvel is run by people like Jeph Loeb and Kevin Feige and Louis D’Esposito, who are as much fans of the material as I am. And when the time is right for a story to be served by that, I’m sure [Coulson’ll] do it. I really — I have a lot of faith that it won’t be done until it really serves a story, and not just to tie up loose ends or be a gimmick.”
With Cap and his team of (Secret?) Avengers going off the grid, maybe there’s a chance that Coulson’s team may come in contact with the Sentinel of Liberty somewhere in the shadows. But until that comes to fruition, Gregg discussed something that he does hope for his beloved character:
“I mean, every time I think they’ve done pretty much everything they possible can — you know, Nick Fury showed up at a moment of great peril at the end of Season One and made him the director of a S.H.I.E.L.D. that no longer existed, and he had done his very best at it. It’s been very, very difficult, and he’s honored by the task, but I hope at some point, before it’s all over, he gets a chance to go back into the field.”
That seems like a simple enough request. But with the tease of an agent dying in the Season Three finale on Tuesday, maybe Coulson will have to reenter the field whether he likes it or not. There’s also another option that could keep him from entering the field ever again, but let’s not go there if we don’t have to.
Do you want to see Director Phil Coulson reunite with the Avengers? And how do you think the heroes will react to their favorite S.H.I.E.L.D. agent being alive? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.
‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ starring Brett Dalton, Ming-Na Wen, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Nick Blood, Adrianne Palicki, Chloe Bennet, Henry Simmons, Luke Mitchell, and Clark Gregg airs on Tuesdays at 9:00pm on ABC.
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