Clark Gregg has hinted that SHIELD agent Phil Coulson could appear in Marvel Studios’ upcoming animated series What If …?
Despite having an extraordinarily long character arc thanks to her starring role in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, the “death” from Agent Phil Coulson on The Avengers He left it out of the following Marvel Cinematic Universe stories. According to actor Clark Gregg, the series What If …? it could change all that.
Gregg posted the trailer for What If …? on his Facebook page along with a hint about the possibility of Coulson appearing in one of the many timelines of the animated series. “Enter the multiverse of unlimited possibilities”, wrote. “Marvel Studios’ first ever animated series, @OfficialWhatIf… ?, begins airing on August 11 with new episodes on Wednesdays on @DisneyPlus. You never know who may show up ”.
Marvel recently announced that the animated series What If …? It will debut with a ten-episode first season, exploring alternate universes based on events from the Marvel Studios films. Inspired by the comic book series of the same name, these events are overseen by Uatu the Watcher (Jeffrey Wright), a cosmic being who “Watch everything that happens here”, but, according to him, he is prohibited from changing any of the timelines.
The trailer that we saw a few days ago not only provided more context to well-known stories like Peggy Carter becoming a super soldier and a world inspired by Marvel Zombies, but also joked about new events such as Killmonger saving Tony Stark’s life, Loki facing off. Nick Fury in the desert with an Asgardian army and the Dora Milaje fighting the Scarlet Witch.
While Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) could theoretically appear in What would happen if…? In Loki’s story given his connection to Thor from 2011, Gregg’s involvement has yet to be confirmed. Having played Coulson since Iron Man, Gregg’s last film appearance at Marvel was in Captain Marvel, as a younger version of his character who collaborated with young Nick Fury during the Skrulls’ arrival on Earth.
Coulson’s resurgence after the Avengers and the role within SHIELD were explored in the television series Agents of SHIELD, with Clark Gregg not only playing Coulson, but also an alien doppelgänger named Sarge in season 6 and a decoy from Coulson’s Life Model in season 7. The series’ final season also delved into a similar time-space narrative, with Coulson’s team traveling through history to prevent the Chronicoms from erasing SHIELD’s existence.
Created by AC Bradley and directed by Bryan Andrews, What If…? features the voices in its original version of Jeffrey Wright as The Watcher, Hayley Atwell as Captain Peggy Carter, Josh Brolin as Thanos, Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury Toby Jones as Arnim Zola, Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger, Neal McDonough as Dum Dum Dugan, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Sebastian Stan as James “Bucky” Barnes, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Stanley Tucci as Abraham Erskine, and Taika Waititi as Korg.
The series premieres August 11 on Disney +. If you are not subscribed yet you can do it here.