Coulson Lives: Joss Whedon Confirms S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent's Life After 'Avengers'

Agent Coulson

It's no secret that Agent Phil Coulson will fight another day in Marvel and ABC's planned "S.H.I.E.L.D." television series. What's less clear is how Coulson will still be around to fight, considering his on-screen demise in "Marvel's The Avengers."

The exact nature of Coulson's revival remains unknown, but Joss Whedon himself confirmed the agent's survival during an appearance at SXSW for "Much Ado About Nothing."

"I'll tell you guys this, Heimlich," the filmmaker joked, according to CinemaBlend. He later added that while he "can't talk about it" at any real length, that Coulson would indeed be returning from the dead, "for realsies."

No need to spill all of the beans just yet; as long as Coulson's really and truly coming back to life, we're happy enough waiting to see how it transpires.

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