Agents of SHIELD is the first of many live-action Marvel television shows that Disney and Marvel Studios will launch in the coming years but it's the only one Joss Whedon helped conceive. Whedon of course, is not only writing and directing the The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but is overseeing the entire Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe where the show takes place in, meaning he's the one making all the connections over the next few years. There are very good reasons why Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes place in the same continuity - whether or not Coulson's return from the dead place into upcoming events in the films remains to be see.
Which theory makes the most sense and are you hoping there are deep science fiction roots behind Coulson's return? There's a secret SHIELD is keeping from Coulson so it can't be as simple as him surviving Loki's back-stab or Asgardian "magic" bringing him back to life, right?
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays @ 8pm/7c on ABC. Read our premiere review.
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