In news that will elate Marvel fans not accepting of the cold finality of death, Agent Coulson lives! To what degree, we don't know!!

The man himself, Clark Gregg, appeared this weekend at NY Comic-Con's Marvel panel. Joss Whedon (who couldn't be there to nerd out in person) phoned in and revealed that Gregg would reprise the secret agent man role in ABC's S.H.I.E.L.D. television series. That is if ABC decides to pick the series up.

What is unknown is the exact timeline of the series. Will it take place after the events of The Avengers and reveal Nick Fury to be a big, mean liar? Or will the events featuring Coulson take place in the past? My recommendation is that he die in every episode only to mysteriously resurrect in the next. That would up the drama. (Screen Crush)