SHIELD Spoiler: Is This The Solution To The Agent Coulson Death Mystery?
Spoilers for The Avengers lie ahead. Indeed, they’re the whole point of this story. Well, secondarily to some possible, rumored spoilers for Agents of SHIELD.
So, it goes like this. Slash Film has had a tip-off on how Agent Coulson can come back from the dead. That’s how we are told:
In the pilot, it’s revealed Nick Fury, the ultimate super spy, faked Agent Coulson’s death on purpose to motivate The Avengers. Some S.H.I.E.L.D. members were in on it (including, possibly, Maria Hill) but The Avengers were not. Their security clearance wasn’t high enough. Coulson was forced to hold his breath as part of the ruse and that’s a point of contention among his colleagues After the fact, Fury moved him to a remote location until things died down, and then he was reinserted into duty at the time of the show.
This course of events means that, somehow, Coulson wasn’t killed by Loki’s spear. And as he lay there, with that massive wound, he was able to act dead in a way that fooled a lot of smart, observant people. Smart.. Very Smart