Clark Gregg – ‘Captain Marvel’ Will Reveal Coulson’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Origins

What will we know about Agent Coulson in ‘Captain Marvel?’


Fans will be treated to Marvel’s first female superhero to have her own solo film for the Marvel Cinematic Universe when Captain Marvel comes out in 2019, but we’ll also be treated to another origin story in the return of a fan favorite in Agent Phil Coulson.

For the uninitiated in the MCU and those who don’t follow Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, Coulson was killed during the events of The Avengers. He was since revived for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. but MCU film fans may not be aware of his presence since he’s never mentioned again in any future film.

While the TV show made allusions to the films with Captain America: The Winter Soldier being the biggest plot-altering event for the series, there has been no other major direct attempts to bridge the film and TV aspect of the MCU. The four biggest guest stars to also appear from the films were Samuel L. Jackon’s Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders’ Maria Hill, Jaimie Alexander’s Sif, and Powers Boothe’s Gideon Malick.

What could be hard for continuity purposes would be how the show addresses the conclusion of Avengers: Infinity War and it will factor into the sixth and final season.

Since Captain Marvel is set in the 1990s, we’ll see a much greener Coulson, who is starting out in S.H.I.E.L.D. Gregg tells Entertainment Weekly.

“He’s a bit of a new guy in S.H.I.E.L.D. He’s a lot younger. It’s the earliest we will have seen him, so when he says, ‘Mr. Stark, this isn’t my first rodeo’ in ‘Iron Man’, this is maybe the rodeo he’s talking about.”

Gregg also alludes that Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel maybe stronger than any other MCU hero we met so far, which is to be expected given the character’s emergence from an intergalactic war.

Could Gregg’s return to the films pave way for other TV characters to share screen time in future MCU films? What TV characters would you like to see in an MCU film?

Captain Marvel comes to theaters March 9, 2019. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns in 2019.