Phil Coulson comes back to life in S.H.I.E.L.D. tv series
MANILA, Philippines - Wipe the tears you shed when Loki killed Phil Coulson in The Avengers.
He's about to come back to life and in action — smooth and suave as ever.
This, according to a report from Geek Tyrant posted November 6.
The series titled S.H.I.E.L.D. will be independent from The Avengers movie, and it won't be necessary to have seen the Avengers films to understand and appreciate the story.
The only "connection" with The Avengers is the movie's director Joss Whedon whom Geek Tyrant reports is "hard at work with Marvel" along with Jed Whedon [screenwriter and Joss' brother] and Maurissa Tancharoen [television producer and writer] in developing the series.
"There will generally be new characters and agents who are not superheroes," says a statement posted by Geek Tyrant. "And even though they are a large organization, they will be underdogs since they still exist in that superhero universe."
Clark Gregg returns as Agent Phil Coulson, the lovable role he played in Iron Man I & II, Thor andThe Avengers. He will be the center of the story.
Actress Ming-Na Wen — a Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee — will play Agent Melinda May, an ace pilot and weapons expert.
As of press time, there is no news on when the first season will premiere, but production is sure to start this coming January.
Los Angeles and New York casting directors are now holding auditions for regulars, recurring roles and guest stars. - Rappler.com