Why 'Avengers: Infinity War' Should Have Agent Coulson Kill Loki

Comic book fans don't agree on much, but when it comes to Avengers: Infinity War, I think we can all agree that Loki is a conniving bastard. And you know who isn't one unloyal motherf---er? Agent Coulson. So if Marvel can find a way to keep making Loki a scapegoat villain, they need to find a way to bring Agent Coulson back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe so S.H.I.E.L.D. can get revenge. Do us all a favor. The only time I want to see Loki again is when Coulson kills him.

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Coulson is killed by Loki in 'The Avengers.' Marvel

Coulson died when Loki stabbed him with the scepter in The Avengers only to be resurrected by Nick Fury on Agents of SHIELD. He hasn't returned to the Marvel Cinematic Universe since. (He was indirectly mentioned in Age of Ultron when Theta Protocol sent a Helicarrier to rescue the Avengers during the Battle of Sokovia.) Fury appeared on Agents of SHIELD, and it was great, but hearts would melt if Coulson appeared in the MCU just one more time. At least that's the hope year after year. And with SHIELD celebrating the 100th episode during its fifth season, and Infinity War premiering in late April... I mean...

As Coulson was bleeding out on the floor of the helicarrier, he told Loki he "lacked conviction" and surprised him with a blast from a weapon made with the Destroyer from Thor. That prototype gun went on to become known as "Coulson's Revenge," but Coulson coming back to the MCU should also be out of respect. In The Avengers, Coulson's death is actually what brings the team together. His last words were, "This was never going to work if they didn't have something to…" and Nick Fury kind of takes all the credit. But if Coulson didn't die, the team would never have got on the same page.

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Agent Coulson holding "Coulson's Revenge." Marvel

Coulson is pretty much like the Claire Temple of the greater MCU. Coulson was there in the very first Iron Man film in 2008. He had the best lines with Captain America after he was defrosted from the crash into the Arctic. He was even there for the introduction of Thor. (In The Avengers, Thor watched Coulson die from behind containment glass after falling for Loki's classic "illusion" move). So before one of our beloved Avengers dies in Infinity War, we can only hope to see Coulson back again for at least one nice group photo. And hey Shuri, can SHIELD get a ship upgrade?

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Coulson chillin' with Thor. Marvel

The good news is that me and Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb are on on the same page. Loeb told Entertainment Weekly ahead of the 100th episode of Agents of SHIELD the time will come when The Avengers learn Agent Coulson is still alive.

"It's certainly something that will get resolved," Loeb said. "And it may get resolved in a very surprising way."

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Coulson loves Cap. Marvel

Let's hope that "surprising way" is Agent Coulson's bionic arm destroying Loki's pathetic little smirk. Better yet, have Coulson make a deal with the devil to become Ghost Rider again and we we can really have some fun in the MCU.

How do you picture Agent Coulson's long awaited return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Let us know in the comments.

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