‘Avengers’ Images: Cobie Smulders as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill

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While such S.H.I.E.L.D. agents as the costumed Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) – not to mention, everyone’s favorite straight-laced agent, Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) – have shown up in the Marvel flicks which laid the groundwork for this summer’s The Avengers, there’s one important S.H.I.E.L.D. employee who’ll make her live-action debut in the film: Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders).

We’ve previously only gotten a fuzzy glimpse of Smulders as Agent Hill from an Avengers promotional banner – not to mention, her brief and wordless cameo in the second Avengers trailer (see the header image) – but today, we finally have an official high-resolution look at Smulders “in character” as her S.H.I.E.L.D. agent alter ego.

Get a better at Agent Maria Hill in the Avengers stills below:

As Agent Hill, Smulders is wearing a catsuit-like uniform similar to the character’s traditional outfit in most Marvel comic book series, but skips on Miss Hill’s usual “tomboy” hairdo (in favor of just tying her locks up in a bun). Basically, the actress looks the part fine; what’s more interesting is the question of how she’ll be portrayed in Joss Whedon’s Avengers movie.

While Smulders has already revealed that she’s contractually obligated to appear in somewhere around seven future Marvel movies, it stands to reason that her first onscreen appearance might not be the most memorable. After all, the character is only considered to have become an important player in the comic books after she replaced Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson in The Avengers) as head of S.H.I.E.L.D. and took a pro-registration stance during the famous Marvel Civil War crossover storyline.

Plus, given that Smulder’s as Hill will be competing with four major superheroes (Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, and Captain America), along with her fellow pre-established S.H.I.E.L.D. agents for screen time, it stands to reason that she might end up being pushed to the side a bit in The Avengers.

Cobie Smulders is Maria Hill in The Avengers Avengers Images: Cobie Smulders as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill

On the other hand, Whedon has a history of creating meaty roles for actresses; so even though Smulders (by her own admittance) won’t be doing “a ton of fighting” in The Avengers, she could still manage to make a impression by whipping out a few scene-stealing one-liners – or striking a badass pose or two – whenever she’s onscreen.

The Avengers opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters around the U.S. on May 4th, 2012.

Source: Marvel

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  1. Hmmmmm Nice


    Never knew it. I have been watching HIMYM on Netflix for the past few weeks already into season 6 and I didnt put the name with the face.

    Quite frankly NPH is the only one I know by name on the show……

    SUIT UP!

    • I love HIMYM. I’ve ben watching it since the begining. I was excited when Cobie was cast in this movie. She probably will not be a major factor in this movie, but if a SHIELD movie ever comes down the pipeline…..

    • HIMYM is LEGEN-waitforiteventhoughyoualreadyknowwhatI’mabouttosay-DARY!!!!
      I’ve grown to love all the characters (except Ted – still think he’s a pretentious d**che).
      Can’t believe you didn’t know Smulders was in TA! 😉

  3. (In Ted Knights famous voice…) “Meanwhile… In the Hall of Justice, Aquaman is staying behind from a very important mission because the rest of the team feels that he contributes nothing to the team because he is a lame superhero…”

    I just felt like saying that, sorry…

    Back to the point, I like the fact that she didnt cut her hair like a “tomboy” like she is in the comics, somepeople are gonna complain about it though… Some people just can’t be pleased.

  4. She’s WAY hotter than ScarJo 😀

    • Do not agree.

      • At least Smulders is consistent. She always looks hot.
        ScarJo goes through all these weird phases… hot, then not, then hot again… it’s too confusing for my taste. 😉

        • Do not agree.

        • She does look good in that full body pic above but Scar Jo has the curves and pretty eyes in her defense so yea,i choose Scar Jo.And tell the truth Avenger you just got a thing for brunettes lol

          • TA likes the blondes, brunettes and redheads all the same… and it seems TA now likes to refer to himself in the third person 😉

            But seriously, ScarJo is still hot, just not as hot as Smulders IMO.
            Lol, we really should have a poll!

            • Hey, I thought you weren’t keen on women with short hair! 😉

              • She doesn´t have short hair in the movie… Just saying…

              • Like Scape said. Not really short hair. Just tied up in a “bun”.

                • Just kidding!

        • You’ve clearly never seen an episode of HIMYM where she’s dressed like a 70-year old woman.

        • Coulson is hottest!!!

        • i like Scarjo in the Iron Man 2, but i like Cobie in The Avengers :)

    • agree.

      Screenrant! to the Polls!!!!!!!!!

      • We shouldn’t have a pole cause your 1 vote would make you look bad lol

    • *pfft* you idiots can argue over which flavor of ice cream is better but……

      /puts two scoops of BOTH vanilla and strawberry into the bowl. 😉

      • Wise words.

    • whoa whoa whoa,

      you guys know she’s canadien right?

      • And you know it´s “canadian”, no “canadien”, right? And so what? Who cares where she comes from?

        • *not

          • i do now. thank you for the correction, i am probably the only person on SR that doesn’t spell things correctly.

            i apologize to all the canadiens and canadians i may have offended.

        • moreover they make a joke of that throughout HIMYM ….. thats what i was trying to refer to.

          dear caneda,

          i am very sorry.

    • Do agree.

    • I agree with you. But I know how most guys think,anyone is hotter because their “boobs” are bigger and they have a bigger ass, so obviously Scarlett Johansson is hotter, right?? LOL

      But if I were in the room with two women that look like her and Scarless, I’d hit on the one that looks like Cobie. :-)

      • *Scarlett


      • I´d take both.

      • @KenJ

        I like curves … sue me. And no I would not pick Cobie, because again, I like curves.

      • I like both women, but a hot dumper is important.

    • I wouldn’t say that she’s more attractive, but she’s definitely a better actress than Scar Jo.

      • Well, attractiveness is subjective. I guess she’s more my type and The Avenger’s type than she is yours or others who think Scarlett is more attractive. :-)

        • I think…*looks over shoulder to make sure wife not reading behind me*…Cobie seems to be the more approachable of the 2, based only on the few interviews I’ve seen her in, and how she acts on HIMYM. but she could be totally self-centered in real life, i have no way of knowing that.

  5. Screen Rant loss!

    Still haven’t posted the new info on ‘Only God Forgives’. Smh.

  6. I gotta say I wish that uniform was a wee-bit tighter! She’s “Smulder”ing hot…sorry.

  7. bout time Cobie got some SR love! i cant wait to see her in this film (hears glass shattering…oh no, she’s not robin sherbotzsky anymore!)

  8. “On the other hand, Whedon has a history of creating meaty roles for actresses; so even though Smulders (by her own admittance) won’t be doing “a ton of fighting” in The Avengers, she could still manage to make a impression by whipping out a few scene-stealing one-liners – or striking a badass pose or two – whenever she’s onscreen.”
    …in the half second you can see her in the “button” at the end of CA:TFA she is pointing her gun at someone/thing

  9. look for more about real Scarlett by typing Scarlett Johansson clone in Google search bar and you would see much more then in The Island movie..

    • Stop trolling dude.

  10. i have been wondering how she will portrayed in the movie, she is a pretty interesting character with motives that actually make sense and are consistent

    i have decided not to be overly excited for more than a few minutes of screen time,

    i was really excited for hawkeye to do something in Thor, but he really doesn’t do much.

    i figure her role will be somewhat like what barton had in Thor.

  11. Finally some good shots of her in character! As a devoted HIMYM fan and Robin being my favorite character on the show, it’s nice seeing Cobie expand her career onto something as big as The Avengers. Plus as a fellow Vancouver native, she’s just hot as hell.

  12. Cobie has a sort of sophisticated “hot-teacher” or something type of hot-ness. Johannson has sort of a “co-ed, hot body college chic” type of hotness. Johannson seems like the type of chic you’d love to hit but that’s really about it, it’d be hot but there won’t be much more to her than that. Cobie seems like the type of chic that you could hit and come out with some other benefit like her helping you with your math test, taxes or something.

    BTW The Avengers will be 2 1/2 hours long and there will be a “pre-credits” scene(opposite of post-credit scene), however,there will still be a “post-credit scene at the end.

    • …and you know this how? i know the interview with the sfx co. doing the pre-credits scene stated it was a long movie but it doesnt feel like it, but they didnt give specific details on that.

    • They never gave a specific run time my friend.
      And the guys that commented on the movie’s runtime have only seen rough cuts of the film. We still don’t have any credible info on the actual runtime.

      • My local cinema just started selling advance tickets, (got mine lol) , they have the run time at 2hrs 20 mins.

        • where is this? i find nothing on movietickets.com about any advanced sales.

  13. Ms. Smulders could smother me…with kisses!

  14. Cobie looks freaking cool get rid of Scarlet and focus on Cobie. She even looks cooler than Renner and Jackson. I can really see her kick ass and her presence is great. More screen time and more of Cobie`s Maria hill Thank you.

  15. For those of us that love curves and a bustier profile, Loser. We’d beg to differ 😉

  16. Although I must admit, Cobie looks deeper.

  17. Letts settle this. Are Black widow or agent Hill the reason everyone is going to see this movie? Nope, Nada, wrong! Not even ther familys are going to see this movie for them.

  18. @HG, I agree 100%. Means little to me. Just playing around. Perhaps it’s ‘cos I’m not taking this article on Cobie too seriously (no disrespect to Sandy). One of those conjured to tap into our current ‘Avengers-mania’, so we just have fun with it.

  19. lol! @KenJ. I take it you’re either Asian or French?

  20. Her hair seems awfully long for the role.

    Maria Hill has one trademark feature, her short hair.

    That’s like making the Flash slow (like quicksilver), speed is all he has!

    • i wondered how long before someone made that remark

    • No, it’s more like making Flash 5’10” instead of 6’1″

      Maria Hill is known for her short hair, but Marvel Studios is known for taking source material and fudging around with it a little bit. If her character doesn’t seem true to the source, I’ll be upset. Her hair being longer? Unimportant.

  21. Nevermind Norse Gods, flying armor, super soldiers or flying aircraft carriers. THIS is the most unrealistic thing about the movie. There is no way that a government issued jumpsuit fits like that!!!! I gotta draw the line there.