Those who have not yet seen Marvel’s The Avengers should be aware that the following article does contains spoilers for the film.
It’s hard to imagine the big screen Marvel Universe without the face of Clark Gregg who, by playing Agent Phil Coulson in the original Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and Thor, helped to pave the way for the the superhero ensemble that is Marvel’s The Avengers.
Despite Coulson’s demise in the recent blockbuster, fan support has been swelling to bring the character back for subsequent cinematic entries with one popular solution being to turn the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent into the comics’ synthezoid member, the Vision. Gregg, however, now reveals to MTV Splashpage that he’s not entirely a fan of that approach.
“Vision is cool,” the actors explains, “But I would hate to be any A.I. life form. If I got to come back, I would need to still be somebody who could wisecrack, because my favorite part of the job was that if anybody was going to tease anybody about their diva superhero outfit or whatever, it would be me.”
Though it appears that Coulson is dead and gone on the big screen, the character can still be seen (voiced by Gregg) on the “Ultimate Spider-Man” cartoon series.