(I'm betting it's going to be a flashback)
Guess I wasn't the only one to send you that tip, huh?
Was I in the first 100? ;-)
Thread needs more Glorious Ninth by Ludwig Van, STAT!
*laughing his ass off*
Ohhhh... Oh, thank you so much, Rob. I needed that, especially after a very depressing weekend in which I've become an 80 year old man before I'm 30 (thank you gravity for fucking up my leg), and my girlfriend and I amicably parting ways (still damn close friends, though), and a painful as hell day of retail trying to hobble around on gimpy legs and a cane. That Colbert spit-take alone made my day so much better. Thank you, Rob.
Only problem about this announcement is that it doesn't give us a timeframe for the series. We could very well be starting the series in a "2008 timeframe" making the whole series a prequel leading up to the "Avengers Movie timeframe" in 2012, where Coulson actually does die. Until we know the format, I will be happy Gregg will be reprising his role, but I still am skeptical if JW retcons the character into being alive through some type of story sleight of hand...
While I understand how you feel, I don't exactly share your sentiments. JW has proven time and again that he could make an asspull plot device look rather, well, tasteful, if the Buffy TV series were any indication. And while I'm worried that the introduction of an LMD might cheapen the man's sacrifice somewhat, if there's anyone on Earth we can trust to pull a decent story with it, it's Whedon.
Waiting for tomorrow's news where Whedon does a take back and then the fap ends with a knife... or gun.
Great news post. I could totally see you sitting there naked fapping off while searching for your happy pics.
While that is a possibility, my first instinct was to put my fingers in my ears and go, "LA LA LAA I'M NOT LISTENING TO YOU LA LA LA LAAA"
Just me or does anyone else see those images and instantly have "Ode to Joy" playing in their head?
I hear "Carmina Burana/O Fortuna" in my head. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing, though...
@swerj321 I was hearing the 1812 overture, but both work :D!!
@mike.r.barr @swerj321 I had Chariots of Fire, for some reason.
@CBTurtle @swerj321 To be fair it is the Triumphant montage from any film or show. it is a glorious moment that should be accompanied by glorious music .
I saw this on another site, my first thought was go straight to Topless Robot and be entertained by Rob's reaction, it is a good day
my question was then, will this series be pre-Avengers or post-Avengers and will the explanation behind Coulsons death be explained in a satisfying way if it is post-Avengers, we shall see. Now confirm Maria Hill in the show and this will be awesome
I'm not sure about Colbie Smulders being in it, since "People I Slept With Before I Met Your Mother" is getting a new season. On that note, wow, really? How I Met Your Mother is getting ANOTHER season?! REALLY?!
nooooooooooo! Im still holding on to hope that this news isnt official yet. I am a MAJOR HIMYM fan and even I want it to end already because it is slowly becoming a parody of itself. The creators even admitted they were treating Season 8 (current season) as the final season and they were pretty much going to do a tacked on story for Season 9 if the network forced them to renew it. Even Neil Patrick Harris admitted he was only going to stay on if it "financially" made sense, meaning he only cares for the paycheck and not the story! I want to continue to have my Cobie Smulders weekly fix but I want it in a brand new fresh show about Coulson and his SHIELD agents, not a "How I Met Your Mother And Dragged Out The Story" Season 9. HIMYM is becoming the anti-Firefly, a show which is renewed when it doesnt need to be renewed!
I imagine this was rob when he first heard the news.http://i.imgur.com/Pv5na.gif
"Never count a Human as dead until you see his body. And even then you can make a mistake." — Lady Margot Fenring, quoting a Bene Gesserit aphorism, Dune
Well, they can always say that the Coulson who died, was a Chitauri fanboy. And the real Coulson was busy helping his pal Dr. Strange fight the ancient one Dormammu.
There is a possibility that an LMD was used, too, since Tony joked about it so gleefully at the start of the film.
But I fear we may not get much Coulson, as the series (or perhaps pilot only) will take place shortly before the events of Avengers. And when it's obvious the events in Avengers are about to come/pass, we'll probably be left with yet another bitter sweet sorrow moment when we realize Coulson's running off to do something he won't be coming back from. IT'LL BE WATERWORKS ALL OVER AGAIN! Dammit Joss!
Whedon did say he'll be a showrunner. And there's also that crack Gregg made about LMD and The Vision.
@Greyusurper he said he'll be showrunner, so no...
aww Rob got so excited he turned into tumblr.
And there was much rejoicing.
Other than the great nerdy things contest, this is probably my favorite post on this site.
YAY for Clark Gregg, a truly awesome actor. Hope the show doesn't get dicked over...oh WAIT its not on Fox, it may just survive.
@Jedisilk That's little comfort. Gregg got fucked by ABC when they shitcanned Sports Night, too.
@davelog @Jedisilk Sports Night wasn't cancelled, it just didn't get renewed because The West Wing got picked up. And Gregg got a recurring role on that too.
Why is Rob's keyboard so sticky? I am surprised every post today by Rob is not about this?
i'm surprised you stepped out of the bunker long enough to post this. man oh man won't JW's PENIS be all green with jealousy.
LMAO! Funnest article of the week.
Who are you and what have you done with Rob?
Meh. Though it does sound like Coulson's life model decoy is going to wind up being vision. I don't know how that is going to work in conjunction with Wonder Man, Ultron and all the other backstory of that Vision though.
@vangald They'll just have to sacrifice artistic integrity and Vision's amazing story to make a few extra bucks, that's how.
@DoctorOddfellow Did Sony acquire the rights?
That was even more or a reaction that I expected.
figured Coulson was not really dead in the avengers kept hoping it was a lmd and that maybe he would either return as the vision or joss would have him back in the shield tv show. and the reaction proves dismarvel knew what they were doing with joss and avengers
What, Carlton Banks finally got married? Good for him!
Oh, & congrats to that Coulson guy as well, I guess.
Seriously, that's awesome. Also, screw this inferior Voice Nation crap.
I was almost postive we were just going to get a video of Rob wanking off as a reaction to the news.
I think the hallelujah chorus just played... in my pants.
@GarethPrime That is a great one for the, "The 10 Most Common Music Cues in Nerd-Dom"
Nice! Clark Gregg will be set for life now, thanks to the Con circuit.
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Thanks a lot, Cartoon Network (nerd rage!!!!).
@TheLewdOod : Well Cartoon Network is known to do that... (That's how He-Man was canned last time)
Wow, so voodoo does work then!
*puts Joss Whedon voodoo doll back in drawer next to box full of Marvel exec dolls and shrine to Agent Coulson*
Why are you so excited about the president waiving refi requirements?
@mikethelibrarian I'm more excited to read about Pussy Riot and the Penal colony. That's some classy headlining there.
Excellent, now we just need to find out who the friggin' mother is, so we can get Cobie on board for this too.
Well not bad news, but he could be used in anything from flashback to shapeshifter. Now when I see him back on the big screen I will be more excited.
@Someguy I dunno - I thought his Marvel mini-movies were awesome and they weren't big screen. Anyway comic book continuity is so flexible I just ignore anything I dislike.
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