Running down the top fandom events of the upcomming year
17. The Truth About Phil Coulson (TBA)
Though the first half of the debut season polarized fandom, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has been a winner for ABC in the show's target demographics. One thing -- the main thing -- that has kept fans coming back to the show week after week is the secret of Phil Coulson's mysterious resurrection. Coulson's secret could provide the Marvel faithful with a clue to the future of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," more potential television shows or even a hint at what's to come in future Marvel film story points. Is Coulson designed to usher in "Age of Ultron," is he an LMD or was his return from the dead the result of some kind of Asgardian magic? Or, if Tahiti truly is a magical place, can Coulson's return be a signal to the introduction of magic into the Marvel Universe, and could this thread lead fans to the Cinematic Universe's introduction of Dr. Strange? Whatever the case, the imminent revelation of Coulson's secret is bound to stir up a hornets' nest of discourse in 2014.