About to be bratty/display disproportionate anger about an extremely inconsequential thing – Agent Coulson, The Avengers and the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D TV show. Please look from this if such things disturb you and know I don’t think ill of you. If I could, I’d look away too.
Hokay. Peeps in the media are talking about the return of Agent Coulson in the upcoming Avengers spin-off tv show, S.H.I.E.L.D. They are marvelling (heh) at how this character could possibly return after the events of The Avengers. Recently, it was reported that the explanation was Coulson never died and Nick Fury was just being his twisty, untruthfuly self.
To which I say – DUH! Did no one watch the same movie I did? When Coulson allegedly carked it, absolutely NO TIME was spent on it. This is not how you say farewell to a character, especially in Joss land (see Serenity). No matter how sudden a death, the characters and the audience have to be given a time to mourn. If you aren’t given this time, then the character will pop up at a later date. Writing 101 peeps – also, Horror 101, of which I am a fan (and so is Joss, if The Cabin in the Woods is anything to go by).
Also, immediately after Coulson ‘died’ in front of Fury, two paramedics rushed to his aid in the background of the shot. Why? This is a movie. Everything that’s there is there for a reason – apart from the airplane in Blazing Saddles 😉
I think Loki stabbed Coulson, severely injuring him. Fury knew the Avengers were splitting apart, so seized the opportunity to give them a common enemy. Coulson survived his wounds (people have survived stabs to the stomach before in history, peeps) and thus, the TV show can be set AFTER The Avengers and feature Coulson.
There. Bratty whine over. Please resume your regular Sunday afternoon activities 🙂