May I direct your attention to the very end of the Avengers film, pre-credits, where Hill is calmly asking Director Fury about the Avengers re-assembling? Great. There is a part afterwards where the camera pans out along the bridge of the helicarrier.
Now, when I was watching this low-quality version of the film on my laptop, I noticed this man. Just Saturday, I went to the theatre to get a more up-close look at this man.
Guess what. It’s Coulson.
You’re welcome. :|
Literally crying. Tears streaming, wails emitting from mouth, violent body shaking sobs. COULSON.
Avengers spoilers below. Just my thoughts, to each their own opinion. :)
Its very hard to tell without rewatching this scene in HD myself. However since I first saw the movie I’ve hoped that he has to be alive based on the discussion between Fury and Maria. If that were Coulson above, shouldn’t he really be in the medical wing at this point? (Going on the assumption that he lived and they didn’t have anything magic to cure him instantly haha).
Now to go off on a bit of an Coulson-lives tangent unrelated to the above image or commentors. Fury does say that the SHIELD doctors pronounced him dead, but we don’t actually see this. All we see is Coulson getting stabbed and then losing conciousness. For all we know (and hope), a medical team got to Coulson in time. (I don’t think you can ever really trust a “death” in comics).
What I find most interesting is the way in which Fury uses Coulson’s death. The conversation below has always given me the hope that Fury was just lying to the Avengers in order to give them the motivation to band together, they needed the push. We know Fury faked the trading card scene, so maybe he faked Coulson’s death as well. I think there’s more to the cards than just dramatic flair. Although it did make for a very powerful scene when the Avengers saw the bloodied cards.
Maria: Those cards. They were in Coulson’s locker, not his jacket.
Fury: They needed the push.
From the other side I can see how if Coulson were dead the scenes would all play out nicely (although the idea seems too simple). But I also think Fury is a cunning bastard, and I still believe in heroes.
Here’s hoping that Coulson will pop up again soon. He’s too good a character to be gone. Clark Gregg has done an amazing job in his role as Agent Coulson and I would be saddened to see his work in these movies end.
Agreed! It’s way too soon for him to be walking around from a wound like that, /if/ that is him in the above scene.