Now that we have the new, extended title as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Clark Gregg offers up some tidbits of the show and, of course, his return as Agent Phil Coulson:
“I don’t know how you could not change going through what he went through,” Gregg says of Coulson’s state of mind during the show. “I think if he hadn’t gone through some kind of change, it wouldn’t be any good. That said, I don’t know if he understands how much he’s changed.”
For the time being, the method of Coulson’s return is going to remain a mystery. Gregg promises, however, that fans won’t be disappointed.
“When Joss described to me the mystery,” he explains, “…and the complexity and the unanswered questions about Phil Coulson standing there trying to deal with this, I found it so fascinating and so true to the world of the comics and mythology in general as I understand them that I was immediately in.”
While we may not yet know exactly the method of Coulson’s return, it sounds like his resurrection will be kept a secret from some of the Earth’s mightiest heroes.
“[S]ome level of deception must have been perpetrated on the Avengers,” Gregg teases. “It must have been. I think.”
You can watch the full interview below: