Cobie Smulders officially cast as Maria Hill in The Avengers!
Via Variety and as posted Screen Rant, it can now be confirmed that Cobie Smulders from "How I Met Your Mother" fame has been cast as Maria Hill, a tough as nails agent of S.H.I.E.L.D who featured prominently in the comics and took over the position as Deputy Director at one point. She'll be cast as the sidekick of Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson, and both will be starring in The Avengers, due in May 4 next year. This is Smulders' first major role in an upcoming blockbuster film, and it'll be a treat to see her playing a well known character like Maria Hill alongside other superstar actors like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Evans, who are reprising their roles of iconic Marvel superheroes Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America respectively! For more on the Joss Whedon directed superhero team up film of 2012, visit Variety and Screen Rant!
The Avengers assemble to fight the foe no one hero can face on May 4, 2012!