Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) may be dead to rights when Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for Season 6 — or so the show wants us to believe — but that doesn't mean we've seen the last of the fearless leader.
We're hardcore counting on a few Philinda flashbacks in the Season 6 premiere to help us bid adieu to Coulson, but that's not the only opportunity we'll have to see him in action. There's a whole world of Marvel movies out there, after all. While catching up with the S.H.I.E.L.D. cast at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, we couldn't resist asking Gregg about future big screen appearances by Coulson; more specifically, whether we should keep our eyes peeled for one last showing from him when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters in April.
Like all other actors in the Marvel family, Gregg was notoriously tight-lipped (ever-aware that Marvel snipers can and will take you out at a moments notice for spoiler-related offenses), but he didn't rule the possibility out. "In the world of Marvel anything's possible," Gregg told TV Guide of a potential cameo.
There is one place we know we'll see Coulson soon though — it just happens to be in the past.
"I know that you will see a young, fresh-looking Phil Coulson in Captain Marvel," he teased. "You'll see an astonishingly young-looking me."
Gregg is obviously alluding to the fact that Captain Marvel is set in 1995, when Phil Coulson was just a rookie agent working closely under Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Much like Robert Downey Jr. was digitally remastered to look younger in Captain America: Civil War in a flashback, Gregg will be digitally de-aged in the film to portray his younger self.
Now if only we could all turn back the clock so effortlessly!
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for Season 6 on ABC this summer.