Ever since that surprising death went down in Marvel's The Avengers, rumors have swirled that the late team member could still potentially return for a sequel. Fans are speculating the character could take up the mantle of Avengers team member Vision in the future, though it's all still speculation. But now the actor himself has chimed in. Avengers spoilers ahead!
S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson, played by Clark Gregg, seemed to bite the dust at the pointy end of Loki's spearâthough fans have been buzzing that he could potentially come back as the part-android character Vision. Coulson's death was a little vague, with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) calling the final moments in over the radio, so there's still a bit of wiggle room if they opted to bring him back.
Now Gregg has tossed his hat into the ring and responded to all the rumors that he could be Vision. Basically, he says he's up for anything. But if Coulson stays dead, he's proud of the character's arc.
"Vision is cool. But I would hate to be any AI life form. If I got to come back, I would need to still be somebody who could wisecrack, because my favorite part of the job was that if anybody was going to tease anybody about their diva superhero outfit or whatever, it would be me.As for whether he might pop by the set down the line, dead or alive, to see how Avengers 2 is coming togetherâthat's when Gregg decided to have a little fun.
I really love what Joss did with Agent Coulson in The Avengers. It seems like an idea that was in the cards, not only from Joss but from Marvel, in that you needed to ground the movie in some real emotion and stakes. I loved playing that guy, and I'll miss playing him, but I was glad to have that job."
"That might be hard. I might be sad ... I guess I would [visit the set] if I was dressed up as a sentient android."Sound off: What do you think about the rumors linking Coulson to Vision? Would you like to see it happen?