In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 5, every police department has the pictures of the agents that are the most wanted (including Coulson), why didn't Tony Stark (with eyes everywhere) know about Coulson's situation.

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    What makes you think he didn’t know? – Paul D. Waite May 2 '18 at 7:42
  • the fact that Coulson's situation is kind of a big deal and the series hasn't show the affection toward Tony makes me wonder !?! – Đào Thiện Tuấn May 2 '18 at 8:14
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    Welcome to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and goid question! It's true, Tony didn't know at one point, but now...who knows? – Adamant May 2 '18 at 8:24

Because Coulson is Schrodinger's Cat, he's both alive and dead.

In Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D. he's alive (even if Tony Stark happens to visit).
In the MCU movie universe, he's dead.

Why? Josh Whedon says so.

“It’s a weird little yes and no. As far as I’m concerned in the films, yes he’s dead. In terms of the narrative of these guys [The Avengers] his loss was very important. When I created the television show, it was sort of on the understanding that this can work and we can do it with integrity, but these Avengers movies are for people to see the Avengers movies and nothing else. And it would neither make sense nor be useful to say ‘Oh and by the way remember me? I died!’”


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  • Not sure why this was downvoted. It definitely is a very clear reason for me. – Thunderforge May 2 '18 at 15:51
  • It feels kinda weird for such events in the same universe, a dead man still alive is kind of a big deal, especially that he "was" most avengers' best friend. – Đào Thiện Tuấn May 2 '18 at 16:12
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    "Joss Whedon said so" doesn't seem to hold up when we're talking about Agents of Shield season 5. Whedon hasn't had creative control over any MCU films after Avengers 2. If it's a top-level dictate that Coulson still stays dead in the films after Whedon's departure, that might be decided by the Russo brothers, or by Kevin Feige, but it certainly isn't Whedon's call anymore. – recognizer May 5 '18 at 4:12
  • Primarily because due to a number of different reasons, mostly involving the TV department and the movie studio being separate entities in Marvel Studios, the movies and shows don't exactly coexist in the same timeline or universe. So, blame legal and Perlmutter! – MotherOrganoid May 28 '18 at 20:39

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