Cobie Smulders Talks ‘Captain America 2′ & ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ TV Show

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When Disney confirmed the spring 2014 release date of Captain America 2, they released a brief synopsis for the sequel which confirmed that Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) would continue his life as a soldier for S.H.I.E.L.D. post-Avengers, working for Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Months later, the the film got its official (and revealing) title at Comic-Con, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which seemingly confirmed that at least Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) would return as well – going off the storyline in Marvel Comics.

While the jury is still out on an appearance by Clint Barton AKA Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), we do know that Cobie Smulders will return after her introduction in The Avengers as Agent Maria Hill, second-in-command to Fury. She may also have a role to play in Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show.

Cobie Smulders made her break with a starring role in How I Met Your Mother and it wasn’t until Whedon recruited her to play Hill in The Avengers did she get into the film business. With her background in TV, Smulders’ Maria Hill seemed an obvious choice to have a starring role in S.H.I.E.L.D., that was, until the surprise announcement that Clark Gregg would lead the show as Agent Coulson even after dying on screen.

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Still, it’s a given that with the show’s title and premise, Nick Fury or Maria Hill would factor in at some point and from Smulders’ words in chatting with IAR while doing press for Safe Haven, Smulders hints that she’s been chatting with Whedon and co. about appearing in the show.

“The commitments to [How I Met Your Mother] don’t affect it. And I can’t really say but there are definite talks about it.”

As for her next theatrical Marvel appearance, Smulders says she’s not yet seen the screenplay for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but when she does it’ll be under tight security with heavily watermarked scripts. She’s also unsure of when she’s required on set but that the film does begin shooting at the end of March/early April.

Our speculation is that since The Winter Soldier serves as a quasi-S.H.I.E.L.D. film, we’ll see the relationship between Maria Hill and Nick Fury explored more, since much of that was cut from The Avengers. Hill and Fury do not always see eye to eye and in the films, Hill is more on the side of The Council. In the comics, Hill eventually takes over Fury’s role as Director of S.H.I.E.L.D..

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The film begins shooting this April and will release in 3D. For more information, check out the latest Captain America 2 rumors.

Iron Man 3 releases May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015 and Ant-Man on November 6, 2015.

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Source: IAR

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  1. Really? Mario Hill?

    • Super Mario Hill.

      • Here we go

  2. Good! Actual news from a real source about a future Marvel movie…… I’m excited.

    See how that works Warner Brothers?

    For upcoming DC movies, like Justice League, we get no casting news, no plot news, no director news.

    Fanboy Batman casting wish list? …….. yawn …….

  3. Is CA2 going to be filmed in 3D or is it getting post-converted?

    • I assume post-converted. Cheaper, easier, profitable.

    • Probably post-converted like all the other Marvel movies… which isn’t necessarily bad if you look at the quality conversion done for The Avengers.

  4. I’d be very happy to see her on the show. I never watched HIMYM, but I really liked her on The Avengers.

    • HIMYM is pretty darn funny if you know what is going on!! good show, and @ Tim what do you mean? maria hill really? DUHHHH!!!! she will be the director of shield once Sam jacksons 9 picture deal is up!!! that wil be midway thru phase 2 if my math is correct

      • Not Maria. Mario. There is a typo in the article, and some people just can’t let that slide. I guess they never make mistakes. ;)

        • I was … trying to throw in a little Game Rant love with that… yeap… ;)

          It’s fixed although I think Tim was offended by it.

  5. i would for cobie to be in shield it would make shield even more epic

  6. I’m glad maria hill will be back. Continue expanding the marvel cinematic universe on film and television and keeping important characters while bringing in new ones. I dont really like the idea of bring back the son of coul. Obv i enjoyed his presence and he was the comic relief by the time iron man 2 was released. But the fact that he helped bring the avengers together, and after their constant arguing, his death made them realize they needed to work together to stop the Chitauri and Loki, and I feel like him being alive again will defeat the purpose. I mean maybe he’ll be in flashbacks. I can only hope, along with hoping the show doesnt get cancelled. A SHIELD show is perfect for introducing characters quickly that we will eventually see on film. I’m only concerned because besides the tv show Lost, I havent enjoyed anything on ABC in the past 15 plus years, along with the fact that alota shows on that channel get cancelled after 1 or 2 seasons. Sry for the negativity hah I love everything Marvel Studios has done so far, I cant wait for iron man 3 and thor the dark world, and I cant wait to see wat else they do

  7. I’m really hoping she’ll be in the series. Lately Smulders has kinda been annoying me in HIMYM, but she was awesome in The Avengers, for sure.
    At this point the only cast member of SHIELD that’s a familiar face to the MCU is Agent Coulson, so having Hill in there would be great.

  8. I’m glad maria hill will be back. Continue expanding the marvel cinematic universe on film and television and keeping important characters while bringing in new ones. I dont really like the idea of bring back the son of coul. Obv i enjoyed his presence and he was the comic relief by the time iron man 2 was released. But the fact that he helped bring the avengers together, and after their constant arguing, his death made them realize they needed to work together to stop the Chitauri and Loki, and I feel like him being alive again will defeat the purpose. I mean maybe he’ll be in flashbacks. I can only hope, along with hoping the show doesnt get cancelled. A SHIELD show is perfect for introducing characters quickly that we will eventually see on film. I’m only concerned because besides the tv show Lost, I havent enjoyed anything on ABC in the past 15 plus years

  9. wow sry for the double comment. My computer didnt process my first comment and then I backspaced some of it and hit enter, not knowing that my comment actually did go through lol

  10. HIMYM will still be on? I thought it was ending this season. Anywho, I’m glad Robin Sparkles, the pride of Canada, is part of the Marvel universe. Can’t wait to see what they do with the Maria Hill character.

    • WAIT are you asking? Yes 1 more season!! it will be on, and also you are on this site and did not know she was already involved in Marvel movies?

      LMAO I see where your name comes from!!!

      • I know she was in the Avengers…didn’t know the extent of her involvment with the SHIELD TV show. I like Cobie. I saw her in Maxim magazine once…then, I liked her more. And I thought I read that Jason Segal was done with HIMYM after this season. Why can’t Ted just meet that f’n lady already?

        • riiiiight?!?!?!

        • there is an article in tv news that says season 9 is final, and were half way thru 8 now. hope they meet before the end of this season and not on the season finale.

  11. I’m really hoping for Agent Hill appearances in SHIELD. Because even if Sam Jackson is not available (for a TV show), she could show up and represent the SHIELD leadership as Fury’s second-in-command.

    Agent Coulson is a very high-ranking agent, but Hill is still closer to the top.

    I can’t wait the Pilot :D

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