Well, it seems that Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) isn’t dead after all. After being impaled by Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in The Avengers, it was assumed that he was dead. Today, news breaks that that may not be the case.
At the New York Comic Con today, Marvel announced that Clark Gregg will reprise his role of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson in the live-action TV pilot, Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. While Gregg isn’t talking about how he comes back, I have every confidence that Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers) knows what he is doing. Whedon had this to say:
“He’s headlining the S.H.I.E.L.D. show and always was.”
So, there we have it, straight from the horses mouth. Coulson lives.