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Joss Whedon has discussed the death and return of Agent Phil Coulson. The Avengers writer/director said that Marvel Studios wanted Clark Gregg's S.H.I.E.L.D. agent to die from the outset. The character will return in Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. television series. "Coulson's death was mandated in the first meeting by Kevin Feige," he said during a screening of the film at the Directors Guild in Hollywood. "I can't say that enough times. Apparently I have some kind of reputation that we won't discuss right now, (more) »


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