Agent Phil Coulson, played by Clark Gregg, may have died at the end of Marvel’s The Avengers only to be somehow brought back for the upcoming TV series, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.LD.” but Joss Whedon has officially confirmed that the character will not be the film’s sequel.
During a recent interview with The Associated Press, Whedon, stated that Coulson is not in the current draft of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“He could. Right now it’s not something I’m pursuing because I have so much going on in ‘Avengers 2.’ Finding out that Coulson is alive would be an entire B story. And I already have too much movie. That’s better than the other thing.”
Whedon also explained how the TV series and movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will work with each other.
“But we also have the movies and we have TV and we need to make sure there’s some crossover, but not so much that people go, ‘Well, I don’t need to see that movie. I saw it on TV.’ If we do that (Marvel Studios President) Kevin Feige is going to come after me with a pitchfork.”
The details of Coulson’s appearance in the TV show is unknown at the moment but will likely be revealed during the first episode (if not shortly before that.)
“Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is set to premiere on ABC on Tuesday, September 24th. Avengers: Age of Ultron is also set to hit theaters in May, 2015.