THE AVENGERS: The Future Of A Certain Fan Favorite Character---Spoiler Warning

Spoiler warning, don't read if you haven't seen the movie. Here's something sure to add fuel to the fire regarding a certain mystery about a key cast members of Marvel's The Avengers.

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By Mark Julian - 5/6/2012
I'm confident most of you have seen the film by now as if you're on this site then you're probably of the fanboy community and have most likely seen the movie more than once. To read my stellar review of Joss Whedon's film click here. Be forewarned, we are entering significant spoiler territory so for those random individuals who may stumble upon this post and have yet to see the movie I'll be taking special precautions for their benefit. Scroll down for the info.


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If you've seen the movie by now, you are well aware that fan favorite S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson is killed by Loki. Or is he? As many have speculated already, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) calls in Coulson's death over walkie-talkie to Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) and tells her not to send paramedics as there are some already there who have pronounced Coulson dead. However, we never see any of this and have to take Fury at his word. By the end of the movie it's pretty evident that Fury has no qualms about telling lies and manipulating Earth's Mightiest Heroes as he see's fit. Two rumors already running wild are either Coulson did not die or he'll come back as Vision. I can't confirm either of these rumors but I can share an interview I did with Gregg back in December about what's next for Phil Coulson after The Avengers.

Here's the first interview where I asked Phil how many Marvel film's he's signed up for----

Mark Julian: Now originally no one knew how important your character would become after the first Iron Man. Are you signed for 7 pictures like Chris Evans and Samuel Jackson or do you renegotiate with each subsequent film?

Clark Gregg: I was signed up for a bunch of pictures, I think it was six.

MJ: There’s a new director joining the Marvel camp in Patty Jenkins. Have you had a chance to speak with her?

CG: No. But I’m going to be speaking with her very soon. And I’m looking forward to it because I’m a big fan of hers and I thought the movie she made [Monster] was great.

MJ: Marvel's got Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy, Namor, and [the Inhumans]; all in various stages of development. Has anyone approached you about being in any of those movies?

CG: The one’s you’ve named, no, not the ones you’ve named. I’m talking with them about doing a couple of other movies but it’s not the one’s you’ve named.

MJ: Aha! So what has come up in those talks?

CG: You’re trying to get me murdered. You’re trying to get me killed by my own S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and that would be bad.

The second interview was more cursory but Gregg did reveal that he's had conversations about potentially directing something for Marvel as well.

Obviously, I didn't get anything specific out of Gregg and know we all now why. However, it's very, very, very interesting that Gregg was going to meet with "THEN" Thor 2 director Patty Jenkins seeing as how he's "dead" and all (Filming wrapped in September so I'm fairly sure he knew he was supposedly dead.) And while he hasn't been approached for any of the films I named he did confirm that he's had discussions about appearing in one or more of Marvel's upcoming films. All in all, I'd have to say it's a good chance that Agent Coulson's role in the Marvel Universe is not over. Couple this with the recent reveal from Kevin Feige that Marvel has filmed a secret project that will be revealed in the coming months and I'd say it's a safe bet that it has something to do with Coulson. You can listen to our interviews below and hear for yourself.







The Avengers is an upcoming American superhero film produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is the sixth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is written and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast, which includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson. In The Avengers, Nick Fury, director of the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D., recruits Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America to save the world from destruction.

Development of The Avengers began when Marvel Studios received a grant from Merrill Lynch in April 2005. After the success of the film Iron Man in May 2008, Marvel announced that The Avengers would be released in July 2011. With the signing of Scarlett Johansson in March 2009, the film was pushed back for a 2012 release. Whedon was brought on board in April 2010 and rewrote the screenplay that was originally written by Zak Penn. Production began in April 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before moving to Cleveland, Ohio in August 2011 and New York City in September 2011. The film was converted to 3D in post-production.

The Avengers is scheduled for release on May 4, 2012 in the United States in 2D and 3D.









Running Time: 2 hrs 23minutes
Release Date: May 4 2012 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG 13 for for intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images, and language
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, Clark Gregg, Stellan Skarsgård, Mark Ruffalo, Amanda Righetti, Scarlett Johansson and Lou Ferrigno The Incredible Hulk (voice) .
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Written by: Zak Penn (initial screenplay), Joss Whedon (revised screenplay)



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GOTG - 5/6/2012, 1:12 PM
YES FRICK THE DORK KNIGHT
MarkV - 5/6/2012, 1:12 PM
Vision would be cool!
Lego - 5/6/2012, 1:13 PM
Is coulson really a FAN favorite?

I would say Iron Man is who everyone loves.

But Loki is my personal fav. too bad he's a bitch who gets pushed around throughout the whole movie
venkman9993592 - 5/6/2012, 1:13 PM
bleh
bbarber2323 - 5/6/2012, 1:13 PM
Vision!!
bbarber2323 - 5/6/2012, 1:14 PM
@Tainted...stop whining dude...
Tainted87 - 5/6/2012, 1:16 PM
@bbarber2323
No. Be more considerate of others.
Chewtoy - 5/6/2012, 1:17 PM
The Vision is my favorite comic book character, and I am perfectly okay to them changing his origin to having this character's brainwaves instead of Simon Willaims'.

poop23 - 5/6/2012, 1:23 PM
I agre with Tainted87
DrStrangeFan - 5/6/2012, 1:25 PM
Coulson as Vision would be pretty cool
Priest - 5/6/2012, 1:26 PM
I think it would be a pretty good idea actually, Coulson as Vision could happen.
BrotherStarkofMABMindz - 5/6/2012, 1:28 PM
Two more movies

The Avengers 2 ans 3 as VISION
MrSuperheromoviefan - 5/6/2012, 1:29 PM
WOW!!!
MINDBLOWING!!!!
dahamma - 5/6/2012, 1:31 PM
Man he has to come back in some form! Coulson is the greatest!! Heck him as vision would be freaking AWESOME. He is an Avenger too dang it!!
DrStrangeFan - 5/6/2012, 1:31 PM
We will see a Vision Solo Movie..I am predicting it
ahhmynuts - 5/6/2012, 1:32 PM
IF coulson comes back i think it'll have a lot to do with the weapon he fired. same tech that possibly can create vision or ultron with the help of hank pym. nick fury has really no reason to recruit ant-man and black panther as i can see but to do something tech wise. nick fury also says he lost his one good eye. and what does an eye have? vision... just thoughts that ran through my head lol
Mrcool210 - 5/6/2012, 1:34 PM
i hope to god he become vision that would be so badass
GUNSMITH - 5/6/2012, 1:38 PM


10 WAYS AGENT COULSON COULD COME BACK:


1. THE INFINITY GAUNTLET.
2. AS A CYBORG.
3. A SKRULL.
4. MAGIC.
5. CLONED.
6. SAVE BY TIME TRAVEL.
7. HIS PERSONALITY USED AS A TEMPLATE FOR THE VISION
8. ALTERNATE UNIVERSE COULSON
9. GHOST COULSON COMES BACK TO HELP LIKE BOBBY IN SUPERNATURAL
10. COULSON JUST COMES BACK LIKE KENNY IN SOUTHPARK.
DarkArts - 5/6/2012, 1:38 PM
Does anyone know where the Vision rumor came from? Because it sounds Fanboy made. But, Coulson himself said "It's ok boss. This was never going to work, if they didnt have something to..." So he was saying the heroes needed something bad to happen to pull them together. Then strangely we do not see Fury at all while Coulson dies. Odds are he didnt die. And theres no Vision either.
The secret project would most likely be a Blu Ray add on. Its highly unlikely, anyone could film a movie featuring a Marvel Superhero without word leaking out. But it would be easy to make a brief add on, using already contructed Avengers sets to film something extra. Like the DVD add ons for Dark Knight, with actors from that movie.
SmellofDuty - 5/6/2012, 1:38 PM
Vision would be the best thing Marvel could do with him.
GUNSMITH - 5/6/2012, 1:42 PM
JOSS STATED HE DIDNT LIKE WONDERMAN, WONDERMAN WAS USED AS A TEMPLATE FOR THE VISION, COULSON IS POPULAR IN MARVEL MOVIES, HECK.... USE COULSON.
GUNSMITH - 5/6/2012, 1:44 PM
THE WEAPON USED USED DARK MAGIC, WHAT IF HE ISN'T.... BECAUSE OF IT?
BigBossZombie - 5/6/2012, 1:46 PM
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JDUKE25 - 5/6/2012, 1:47 PM
No.......leave Coulson dead. Yeah, a spear through the chest isn't going to kill a guy. Let the made up character that's not in the comics rest in peace.
ftoons - 5/6/2012, 1:47 PM
When Fury said that he lost his good eye, is that a reference to the Vision?
GUNSMITH - 5/6/2012, 1:49 PM
birdfists - 5/6/2012, 1:49 PM
He was going to say 'they needed something to avenge'.

GUNSMITH - 5/6/2012, 1:51 PM
NOBODY DIES IN MARVEL, THERES ALWAYS A WAY BACK.
DarkArts - 5/6/2012, 1:51 PM
@GUNSMITH They could do a Death and Return Of Coulson, story patterned by the ones started with the Death Of Superman, and retold with Captain America and Batman.
1st, you have to have a fake Coulson become the new Coulson. Then, the real Coulson returns, but is reluctant to resume the I.D. of Agent Coulson. So he becomes Agent America, because he likes Cap, while the new Agent Coulson seems to do well. But the new Agent Coulson gives up the name finally and the original returns as...Agent Coulson.
95 - 5/6/2012, 1:52 PM
I would like to see his personality used for Vision. Wouldn't want Vision to be too robotic. Personally, I would of liked the mid-credits scene to involve a reveal of Coulson reborn as Vision rather than what we got. But that's just my opinion.
jazzman - 5/6/2012, 1:52 PM
@JDUKE2

he is in the comics now
Adler - 5/6/2012, 1:54 PM
The Son of Coul could be easily written in Thor 2, even dead - or am i the only one who is thinking about Valhalla?
InfiniteMonkey - 5/6/2012, 1:57 PM
This is a load of bollocks. He clearly died.
It would be rather weird in the Marvel timeline to have a former agent of shield as the Vision when clearly, the Vision's history was never so.
Bring him back as a fan favourite because its just that but not as the Vision.
Don't shortchange the history of a good character because some people have a hard on for a suddenly deceased character. Bollocks
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 5/6/2012, 1:57 PM
Tainted87 If you were a real fan of these movies, you would've waited outside the theater on May 3rd like the rest of us or at least went and seen the movie Friday, Saturday or even today for [frick] sakes. "Be more considerate of others" my ass. Go watch this movie now, or quit bitching and...

internet memes - Señor Gif: GTFO

Oh, I'm sorry, was that a spoiler, hmmm, If that upsets you, STFU and leave, and @MarkJulian feel free to delete this comment, but otherwords, Tainted, go watch the movie and quit being a dumbass.
Jimdlux - 5/6/2012, 1:57 PM
Seeing how there is no Wonder man (to use a template for Vision's brain) and there is an Ant-man movie in the works (who creates Ultron who creates Vision) this would be an acceptable alternate storyline for Vision.

After seeing Avengers twice, Hulk is now my favorite character!!
JDUKE25 - 5/6/2012, 2:01 PM
@jazzman so is Chloe Sullivan, but I don't want to see her in Man of Steel lol.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 5/6/2012, 2:03 PM
It's quite simple, just say they saved what was left of his brain matter, then in the upcoming Ant-Man film (Pym being played by Nathan Fillion) have him create Ultron, then Ultron see that weird containment facility housing that brain and concept it into a robot, Waa-Lah!
I don't know why they didn't do that for the Abomination, they could've just said they had to get a fish's chemical mixture to complete the serum, thus giving him the finned ears.

mechanimorph - 5/6/2012, 2:09 PM
Life Model Decoy
BubbaDude - 5/6/2012, 2:11 PM
I'd like him to come back as the Vision. However, the first thing I thought of was that he's come back as a LMD in a future movie.....
antonio - 5/6/2012, 2:14 PM
@BubbaDude didn't Tony Stark mention LMD in The Avengers? When talking about Coulson?
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