For a time, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was actually making strides to emphasise its interconnectedness as occasions from the movies have been referenced and impacted the TV aspect of issues. Extra particularly, Marvel’s flagship community present, Marvel’s Brokers of S.H.I.E.L.D. was immediately impacted by the occasions of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron. However because the cinematic universe is coalescing in magnificent ways, the tv universe is being left to do its personal factor. One obvious instance of that is the truth that the Avengers have not been made conscious of or acknowledged that Agent Phil Coulson continues to be alive. Talking to reporters upfront of the Brokers of S.H.I.E.L.D. season five premiere, the person behind the resurrected agent, spoke about why that may in all probability by no means occur.
It is actually touching to me how a lot the followers keep obsessive about the thought of when the Avengers are going to be taught Coulson’s alive. I do not know, I discover that so touching. I believe the Avengers have moved on, they’re busy.
Whereas followers could also be disillusioned in Clark Gregg’s assertion (through CBR), he’s in all probability proper. If Coulson’s revival was going to be addressed it could have been carried out by now. It has been too lengthy a this level, would possibly come off as pressured in the event that they tried; however followers nonetheless love the Phil Coulson character and need recognition of his continued existence. He was integral to The Avengers, and his loss of life by the hands of Loki was the emotional catalyst that unified the group into the world-saving crew they’re now. By no means acknowledging Coulson’s resurrection does cheapen the sacrifice made in The Avengers. However Clark Gregg is correct in saying that the Avengers are somewhat busy, having fought robots and one another for the reason that first movie and now dealing with a galactic threat.
Why Earth’s mightiest heroes have by no means talked about Coulson once more is anybody’s guess. However there are actually some behind the scenes causes that would have performed a component. The movie and TV divisions of Marvel are actually separate, and never precisely working as one cohesive unit with a unified imaginative and prescient. Now we have heard prior to now about filmmakers having issues with the Isaac Perlmutter management that’s now in command of the TV aspect of issues, so it’s unlikely that the 2 divisions would work collectively to attain one thing as small as having the Avengers see Coulson once more. There’s additionally the matter of Brokers of S.H.I.E.L.D. by no means actually being a hit or should see tv for followers of the Marvel universe. That is unlucky, as a result of the present has improved in high quality 12 months over 12 months and turn into a superb present that performs with enjoyable comic-booky concepts.
Regardless of the small probability that it ever occurs, followers will proceed to hope to see Phil Coulson on display screen with the Avengers once more. A small cameo can be sufficient and so long as there’s a Marvel Cinematic Universe this hope is not going to fade. Whereas we wait, you may see Agent Phil Coulson on his personal cosmic adventure within the two-hour fifth season premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Friday, December 1st at eight/7c on ABC.