S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill Reporting for Duty

Variety has announced Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) is now confirmed for the role of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill in the much anticipated Avengers movie.  Wondering who Maria Hill is?  Comic book aficionados know her as Nick Fury’s second in command who took over for the ex Howling Commando during the time he went AWOL during the ‘Civil War’ storyline.

Smulder’s involvement with the Marvel film franchise will involve her character in multiple films.  Her character Agent Maria Hill will work closely with Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury.  Disney will release ‘The Avengers’ on May 4, 2012.

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