It’s been over five years since Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) was sen in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. Thanks to Captain Marvel, though, that’s about to change. During the course of Marvel’s Avengers, the SHIELD operative was seemingly killed. That didn’t last long though, as Coulson was resurrected and continued his place in the MCU on ABC’s Agents of SHIELD. As far as fans know, though, the Avengers themselves have no idea he’s alive.
Now, Coulson’s return to the big screen comes with one major wrinkle. Marvel Studios has announced that principal photography on Captain Marvel is underway, with Gregg’s name listed among the cast. The press release reads, “The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.” The release was accompanied by the photo below.
At this point, it remains unlikely that Coulson will be reunited with his favorite superheroes. Captain Marvel is set in the 1990s, long before Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) assembled the team of Avengers. Jackson will also appear in the film, marking his first time in the MCU since 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
While it will be the younger versions of both Coulson and Fury in the movie, it’ll be exciting to see them back in MCU movies nonetheless. Hopefully, the film gives Coulson the chance to gush about his Captain America fandom to Danvers (Brie Larson).
Captain Marvel also stars Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, and Gemma Chan. Notably, both Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou, who starred in Guardians of the Galaxy as Ronan the Accuser and Korath respectively, are also listed among the movie’s cast. Given that both are members of the Kree alien race and the film is set during a war between the Kree and the Skrulls, their inclusion is an exciting addition.
Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8, 2019.