Cobie Smulders Joins Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Will Appear in the Pilot
A lot has happened in the year since Marvel’s Avengers film smashed its way into theaters. Earlier this year, Iron Man 3 kicked off Phase 2 for the studio, with Thor: The Dark World arriving later this year and Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy arriving next summer. But that’s not all, as Marvel has put into production a television series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., that will air this September. One of the biggest surprises in thei project was that Clark Gregg’s fan-favorite character Agent Coulson is back from the dead and will be leading the charge.
Today, we have news that another Avengers alum will take part in the series, as Cobie Smulders, who plays Maria Hill has signed up to appear throughout the series, with her first appearance being in the pilot. Series co-writer and Avengers director Joss Whedon offered a bit more information on why they decided to bring Smulders back for the series.
“I wanted very much to have Cobie in the pilot because as much as anyone else, she IS SHIELD. She’s cool and commanding, and has the dry humor that plays so well with Clark’s. Also, if she’s in it I get to hang out with Cobie.”
As I stated earlier, Smulders will occasionally appear throughout the season, which has been complicated to work out due to her commitment to How I Met Your Mother, which is headed into its final season on rival TV network CBS. Possibly, once her work is done on that series, she may move over to S.H.I.E.L.D. full time. Assuming it gets picked up for a second season, which would be quite shocking if it didn’t.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to premier September 24th on ABC and stars Clark Gregg, Ming Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennett, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge and J. August Richards.
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Source : EW