We have a new Avengers rumor and it’s LEGEN -wait for it- DARY. How I Met Your Mother star, Cobie Smulders, is rumored to star as S.H.I.E.L.D. director Maria Hill. According to Deadline, Smulders’s contract could consist of multiple films. With Hill playing a role in the Avengers film, it opens up possible discussion as to where the plot may go as the franchise unfolds.
For those who don’t follow Marvel comics, Maria Hill was the S.H.I.E.L.D. director following the disappearance of Nick Fury. Her stay as director didn’t last, however, as Tony Stark supplanted her following his role in enacting the Superhuman Registration Act. Basically acting as a slightly less badass, but super hot female Nick Fury, it’s easy to see HillÂ succeeding Fury’s role in potential Avengers sequels.
If, for some reason, you can’t get a good bead on how Smulders looks, I’ve added a side-by-side comparison of her and Hill in the gallery. Out of the Avengers actors announced, I think Smulders has the best resemblance to her character. Of course, this is just a rumor and we might end up forgetting the robot when we go to the mall.[via Deadline]