Agent Coulson will stay dead forever unless SHIELD gets picked upS

One of the biggest reasons to be excited about Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. show is the return of Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson. But what if the series doesn't get picked up by ABC?

In an interview with Crave Online, the actor reveals that the small screen might be the only place we see Agent Smith. And if ABC doesn't pick up this series, we may never see him again.

“I don’t know. They haven’t told me. Honestly, they haven’t told me the answer yet. I certainly would be sad if it didn’t because I have a feeling it would mean that Coulson didn’t live anymore. But yeah, I think we made a good pilot. Joss knows what he’s doing, and other writers, his brother Jed and Jed’s wife Maurissa are amazing. I think we’ve got a shot.”

Then again, Whedon famously asked Gregg to be in the Avengers while backstage at San Diego Comic-Con so we know he likes to play it fast and loose. Don't make us send you bloody Captain American trading cards, ABC!