Clark Gregg: 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' Without Coulson 'Is A Cruel Twist Of Fate'

We live in a cynical world. A cynical, cynical world filled with people who would announce a "S.H.I.E.L.D." television series just months after the death of Agent Phil Coulson. And if you think there are no hard feelings on actor Clark Gregg's part, well, think again.

"Really?" the "Much Ado" actor cracked when we asked him for his feelings on the upcoming show during an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival. "Joss is going to do what I'm sure will be a really cool, insanely funny, exciting 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV show with Coulson on a slab, wherever the S.H.I.E.L.D. grave yard is?"

But Coulson isn't definitely dead, right? There are so many theories out there as to how the beloved agent could live on to fight another day. Isn't there a chance that Coulson is still alive and can have a role on the "S.H.I.E.L.D." show?

"It's funny. I was watching ... some of the scenes from Avengers where everyone is like Coulson's down. Agent Coulson's down. And there's a lot of blood. And I'm thinking, you know what? I might be kind of dead," the actor said with a laugh. "I'm having to [accept my fate]. I'm scared that I'm going to go to 'Thor,' and they're going to have Agent Coulson's funeral. I got way too attached to this character."

"I'm excited. I'll be watching it every week," the actor continued about the TV series. "But it's a cruel twist of fate."

Are you bummed that Coulson won't be appearing on "S.H.I.E.L.D.," or is it the right call? Tell us your take in the comments section below or hit us up on Twitter!

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