Clark Gregg thinks that The Avengers has had a lot of time to move from Agent Coulson’s tragic “death.” Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) had been introduced in the Iron Man and reappeared in Phase One MCU movies. He became a fan favorite due to his wit and warmth. And Joss Whedon is known for killing off likable characters for dramatic effect.
The director’s options were limited as he could not kill the title heroes, so Coulson drew the short straw. Coulson’s death pulled the team together for a finale, though Marvel undid the character’s death by making Coulson a lead in Marvel’s Agents OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Coulson’s resurrection was kept a secret though and five seasons in there is no sign of this changing.
That does not stop the fans from asking Gregg if there will be a Coulson/Avengers reunion.
“It is an ever-present theme. It’s really touching to me how much the fans stay obsessed with the idea of when the Avengers are going to learn Coulson’s alive. It’s something that…I don’t know, I find that so touching! I think the Avengers have moved on, they’re busy.”
That said, the star does not rule out a reunion in the future and adds, “And you know, when the time is right, who knows?”
Keeping Coulson death a secret from The Avengers was Joss Whedon’s idea. He justified it by making sure that the movie and TV universes were kept separate from each other.
That said, with the MCU due to reach its “finale” with Avengers 4, and Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D having just wrapped its 100th episode, fans would no doubt love to see Coulson reunited with Tony Stark, Captain America and the rest of the team, just to wrap up the loose end. Just about every living character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe will return for the final two Avengers sequels, so there must surely be room for a Coulson cameo along the way?