We reported over the weekend that How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders was nearing a deal to appear in The Avengers as S.H.E.I.L.D. Agent Maria Hill. Today that deal is being finalized, and Cobie Smulders is officially confirmed to join Joss Whedon's epic superhero ensemble.
Maria Hill is the sidekick of S.H.I.E.L.D. leader Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), a woman known for her aggressive tactics including the blackmail of certain super heroes to get them to cooperate. Cobie Smulders becomes the second female cast member in The Avengers, along with Scarlett Johansson, who plays Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. The Black Widow.
Our initial report suggested that Cobie Smulders would sign on for multiple Marvel movie projects, including sequels to The Avengers and the S.H.I.E.L.D. trilogy. The actress is now said to be signing a nine-movie deal for future projects.
Best of the Web
Avengers: Age of Ultron Made Joss Whedon Feel Like A Miserable Failure
Joss Whedon reveals a scene he wishes could have stayed in the theatrical cut of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Avengers: Infinity War Gets Jon Favreau as an Executive Producer
Iron Man director Jon Favreau revealed that he is coming back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to executive produce Avengers: Infinity War.
Nick Fury Returns In Avengers: Infinity War Next?
Samuel L. Jackson claims his next Marvel movie will be Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 after skipping out on Captain America: Civil War
Black Widow Movie Planned for Marvel Phase 4?
Marvel's Kevin Feige says he wants to see a Black Widow solo movie, but it probably won't happen before 2020.
First Captain America: Civil War Reactions Praise Spider-Man
Captain America: Civil War has screened early for critics who loved it, with many calling it the best Marvel movie yet.
Justice League Vs. Avengers in Worlds Collide Fan Trailer
All of your favorite DC and Marvel heroes come together for one epic fight in the action-packed Worlds Collide trailer