With the first two episodes of Agents of Shield aired, speculation still surrounds Coulsons ressurection. Many theories surround this surprise turn of events and a lot of them are so far fetched they're not even worth mentioning but here are a few that are:-
#4. He actually died and was brought back to life. This could be easily explained by the perfection of Extremis after the events of Iron Man 3. As we know, at the end of Iron Man 3 Tony has the Arc Reactor removed and in turn the shrapnel taken out after being injected with the perfected Extremis formula. What about the time gap? What if Coulson was frozen and then brought back when Extremis was finished. This would explain the reason he keeps mentioning Tahiti, as this would have been a memory implanted to explain the time gap.
The first flaw in this is if Extremis was used to heal the original injury would not still be apparent in the show. The other flaw is they mention that he must never find out what happened, if he died and was brought back what reason would they have to keep it from him.
#3. He's a super soldier like Captain America. One of the most memorable moments in the Avengers movie is that Coulson is Cap's "biggest fan" and that he had collected the Captain America cards that he had kept vintage and in mint condition. What if they were mint because he had collected them from when he was a young boy during WWII? Coulson certainly fits Dr. Erskine's description of the perfect soldier. Maybe Coulson recieved a later version of the serum.
Here's a fun fact: The kid in Captain America: The First Avenger who sports the painted garbage can Cap shield is named Phil. The serum explains the slower aging.
If he was a super soldier at the time he was stabbed he would of had the strong super human abilities and agility to dodge or take on Loki and again why would they being trying to keep a secret from him?
#2. The Scarlet Witch Ressurection. In the Avengers film Tony Stark makes a reference to Coulson dating someone. If Joss Whedon wanted to introduce a new character for the next Avengers film, what better way than to have Coulson's mystery lady to be the Scarlet Witch. She has magical powers so it would make sense that she would use those powers to bring her lover back from the dead, plus Coulson references Tahiti as a "magical" place. Could Coulson have been reanimated by the Scarlet Witch? It would explain why the other agents seem to be hiding something from Coulson. Are they trying to keep him from freaking out over the fact that he died and his girlfriend has magical powers that brought him back from the dead?
If this is true then Whedon is giving us an early insight to the magical side of the Marvel universe and with that a lot of diverse explanations of how events can be changed. With it being the magical side it is hard to find any flaws, if you can find any please leave your comments below.
#1. Coulson is The Vision. After Coulson "dies" Tony Stark is surprising very upset. What if after this he invents an A.I and implants Coulsons memories, there fore creating The Vision and this is who we see in Agents of Shield. This would explain Coulsons calm demenor and robotic approach to situations. If Coulson was to be the Vision this would strongly tie in with the Scarlet Witch and the next Avengers film, as we know that The Vision and Scarlet Witch have history.
So after all this speculation and hype we'd like your thoughts and views, please comment below.