Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) is going to be at the center of the highly anticipated television pilot according to Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon.
Fans have been eagerly awaiting an announement ever since the news that #coulsonlives became a reality. Coulson is living and will (hopefully) be gracing our TV screens on a regular basis.
Because it’s been revealed that Coulson won’t be a part of the team. He’s going to be the star of his own series.
(For those of us who have seen the Marvel One-Shots starring Coulson all we can say is “About time!”)
Whedon recently opened up to Deadline and had this to say about Coulson’s role and what to expect from the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot.
"The idea of the Little Guy is something that I am very fierce about, and there has never been a better Little Guy than Clark Gregg. That intrigued me, this world around the superhero community. It’s the people whose shop windows get blown up when the Destroyer shows up. It’s the more intimate stories that belong on television that we can really tap into the visual style and ethos, and even some of the mythology, of the Marvel movies. I think we’ve put together another really great ensemble headed by Clark. And how much it’s actually seeding or hinting or reacting to what’s going on in the movies is something we’ll let play out as we go. For me the most important thing is that people fall in love with it on its own merits, rather than constantly asking, ‘Is there gonna be an Avenger?’ Well, there’s not gonna be a Hulk because that guy’s too expensive."
Whedon also said that he will be very involved with the series at a “story level” should it be ordered to pilot.