Captain Marvel serves as an origin story not only for the titular character, but it also depicts the early days of Agents of SHIELD Nick Fury and Phil Coulson. With the events of the movie taking place years before we saw their Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Iron Man, Clark Gregg has a few ideas in mind for what his Coulson and Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury got up to in the following years.
“My fantasy is that the idea of the Avengers Initiative is born here, but then [Captain Marvel’s] gone. So what kind of horrible superhero dates have me and Nick Fury been on with various clowns and
Coulson had multiple appearances in Phase One of the MCU, with his most prominent role being in Marvel's The Avengers. Sadly, that film also saw his character get killed, only for Coulson to ultimately be revived and be the focus of the TV series Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. Gregg not only has some ideas about what his character and Nick Fury did after Captain
“I have always fantasized that poor Phil Coulson walks in, maybe in the early days of Agents of SHIELD," Gregg shared. "Still in the dark days of realizing he was brought back [from the dead] and feeling kinda bad about it when he’s realizing the Avengers have all been lied to. Then just walking into a deli and bumping into Steve Rogers. Just how ugly that would get very fast. ‘I got some ‘splaining to do.’”
It might be a while before fans find out what Coulson did in the years following Captain Marvel, but we will (potentially) get to see more of his adventures in the upcoming Season Seven of Agents of SHIELD, which debuts this May.
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