Clark Gregg has been speaking to Screen Rant about his return as Agent Phil Coulson in ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”.
Asked about the character’s state of mind during the show, the actor said “I don’t know how you could not change going through what he went through”.
He continued: “I think if he hadn’t gone through some kind of change, it wouldn’t be any good. That said, I don’t know if he understands how much he’s changed.”
While the method of Coulson’s return is going to remain a mystery to Avengers fans and, perhaps, Earth’s mightiest heroes, Gregg promises that no one will be disappointed.
“When Joss described to me the mystery,” he said. “And the complexity and the unanswered questions about Phil Coulson standing there trying to deal with this, I found it so fascinating and so true to the world of the comics and mythology in general as I understand them that I was immediately in.”
As for the Avengers themselves, he added: “[S]ome level of deception must have been perpetrated on the Avengers. It must have been. I think.”