Monday, November 7, 2011

Phil Coulson, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Those of you that have been following the Marvel Movie Universe will know the name Phil

For those that don't know, Phil Coulson is the glue that holds the Avengers lead-in movies together. He is quickly becoming a fan favorite character and is also the star of the Marvel One Shot shorts that are showing up on the DVD releases of the Marvel movies. If you have not seen "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor's Hammer" I would tell you to watch it as soon as possible.

Coulson is just a normal guy with no super powers, and yet he still holds his own when dealing with the egos of Tony Stark and Thor. He is played with a dry wit and supreme confidence by Clark Gregg. Now you may be asking why it is that I am bringing up a minor yet awesome character. Well it's because of this guy...

That's right, Joss Whedon. The director of the upcoming Avengers film is known for many things. Great writing that speaks to the audience, fleshed out characters, and killing your favorite member of the team. Look at the track record, he always offs that one character that you love. Tara, Wash, and even Penny in Dr. Horrible. Fans loved them. Fans love Coulson. All signs point to the fact that our favorite agent will not make it though the entirety of The Avengers.

Now I understand that the death of a character adds tension and a sense of peril for our heroes, you don't know that they will make it through this latest adventure. However Whedon, much like comics, seems to use death as more of a shock then as a real point of a story. When he kill Tara in "Buffy" people were shocked, Wash in "Serenity" people were shocked, Penny in "Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog" people were expecting it. Now don't get my wrong, I love Mr. Whedon as much as the next fanboy, and I believe "Firefly" is one of the greatest shows ever made. His reputation does proceed him and the fans are now expecting a death to happen every time Joss is attached to something. I really hope I am wrong, but I am already preping myself to say good-bye to Phil Coulson, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

So what do ya think dear reader? Is Coulson in a bodybag? Perhaps you have your own theory on who will be in the coffin at the end of The Avengers? Let Your F'ing Voice Be Heard in the comments or on our Facebook page.

1 comment:

  1. Agreed, I Haven't even watched all of the lead in movies (I'm waaaay behind) and I love that guy. He's absolutly going to die. Pity, but that's Joss all over.



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