Remember when Phil Coulson died? When he took a spear from Loki in The Avengers way back in 2012? A very somber moment that helped unite the team. Until Coulson’s convoluted resurrection in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cheapened that death, anyway. But while Coulson isn’t, and probably won’t, coming back to the present-day film side of things in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that doesn’t eliminate the possibility of him showing up in the past. Such is the case with next year’s Captain Marvel.
Like Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, minus having to give that character an eye, Clark Gregg is going to appear in the film that will introduce Carol Danvers to the rest of us next year. A much younger Phil Coulson, with much more hair, will appear as a rookie. With today’s Captain Marvel trailer dropping, there’s a blink-and-miss-it moment where you can see Clark Gregg with a full head of hair as Phil Coulson makes his return to the film side of the MCU. Here, have a look:
And again, going back to Nick Fury, while Clark Gregg didn’t have to have an eye added back to his face, he was de-aged to make Coulson appear younger for the entirety of the film. Given how entrenched in monsters, superheroes, and things from other worlds Coulson will become later on in his career, hopefully Captain Marvel will shed some light on how that all began for him.
Are you excited to see Coulson return to the movie side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? And what role would you like to see him play in Captain Marvel? Let us know in the comments below.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, Mckenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
The film will fly into theaters on March 8, 2019.