Now that Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been officially picked up by ABC, airing Tuesday nights at 8 PM ET, fans are wondering how Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) was brought back from the dead, after the events of Marvel's The Avengers. When asked how this resurrection came about, Clark Gregg revealed that he himself was unsure about how Coulson comes back.
"I thought they were pranking me a little bit because there was so much blood on the set of The Avengers. I kept waiting to see, are we going to shoot a version where [Loki] misses? And they didn't, so I was really surprised to get that call and I wanted to make sure it didn't do anything to undermine what we achieved there and when [writer-director Joss Whedon] explained the mystery and how they planned to deal with it, with Agent Coulson being around, I was very sold. He's back. He thinks he knows how he's back. We'll have to see."
He also spoke about what Agent Coulson represents, and touted the visual effects on the show.
"Agent Coulson represents the people who don't have superpowers, the guys who actually can be killed - or at least seem to be and yet come back sometimes ... Marvel has such a lock on how to do really incredibly visual effects and stunts that we've got stuff on our show that I just don't think we've seen on TV before."
"If you love The Avengers, if you love any of Joss Whedon's work, you're going to absolutely love the show. It's about these people living in a super world dealing with being human. You see these superhero movies and you see the superheroes struggle but you don't see how humans do in a world like that. That's what will draw people in. It's so human. And it's so super and awesome still."
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuts sometime this fall on Tuesday nights at 8 PM ET. Stay tuned for the exact premiere date in the next couple of weeks.