'Agents of SHIELD': Clark Gregg talks bringing Coulson back to life

When he finished filming "The Avengers," Clark Gregg figured he was done playing SHIELD Agent Phil Coulson for good. That, of course, turned out not to be the case. Gregg is front and center in ABC's new, "Avengers"-adjacent series "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" in the fall, and the pilot episode explains, at least to some extent, how Coulson survived the events of the movie. Sunday (Aug. 4) at the TCA summer press tour, Gregg related how he learned of Coulson's rebirth. Here's his full answer:"My next-to-last day on 'The Avengers' involved this certain Asgardian fellow impaling me, quite convincingly. I was surprised how emotional it was to me to give up the character and the long-term job. I made jokes like, 'Is there going to be a rewrite coming from the governor at any point?' 'Do you want to shoot one where he just grazes me a little bit?' There were a few kind of...



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