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Cobie Smulders 'In Talks' to Appear on ABC's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.'

She may not be signing on full time but it's possible Maria Hill will be making appearances.

With ABC's S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series starting production, there are still a lot of questions comic fans have. The characters previously announced have all been new characters. While Clark Gregg will somehow reprise his Agent Coulson role, it didn't seem likely we'd see other familiar S.H.I.E.L.D. agents from The Avengers movie. The chances of seeing Sam Jackson as Nick Fury or Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill seemed like long shots. At least until now (for one of them).

TV Line reports that Cobie Smulders is in talks to reprise her role.

The main question is could Smulders appear on the ABC show while having commits to CBS' How I Met Your Mother (which she has recently signed on for a 9th season)?

In a recent interview, Smulders mentioned her commitments to HIMYM won't affect the possibility of appearing on S.H.I.E.L.D. in some form. Smulders also mentioned she hasn't seen a full script to the Captain America sequel as there is high security over it.

We'll have to wait for more information but hopefully it will work out for at least some cameos. Having Maria Hill in the S.H.I.E.L.D. series will only help to further strengthen the continuity between the show and the Cinematic Universe.

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Posted by Pyrogram

COOL :P

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Posted by Crackdown

I'm more excited for the "high security over the cap sequel"

Posted by Drummer007

@Crackdown: agreed!!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I really don't like when the actors face has perfect makeup but bruises and scratches

Posted by mk111

Does anyone care? Hill was the lamest character in Avengers.

Posted by Overlander

I want to see her in everything Marvel produces.

E V E R Y T H I N G

Posted by mk111

@Overlander:

Even Thor 2?

Posted by impossibilly

I'm always for more Cobie Smulders on my TV. Can they get her on a FOX and NBC show as well?

Posted by SUNMAN

throw in Sam Jackson as Nick Fury at least for some guest appearances or Scarlet Johansson as Black Widow and I'll consider checking this show out.

If it turns out to be more like that short Item 47 movie than I'll just pass on this show all together

Posted by Onemoreposter

She's smokin hot. If she's on the show I might actually tune in.

Posted by RedCoat83

I love me some Robin Scherbatsky!!!

Posted by nappystr8

Frankly, I assumed the whole reason Marvel got a TV actress to play Maria Hill was so that they would be able to lock her down as a core part of the SHIELD series. That is clearly not the case, and it seems like a big drop of the ball. That being said, there is no reason Smulders can't have a recurring role, despite involvement with CBS. You can't star on two shows at once, but plenty of actors juggle more than one show. As long as How I Met Your Mother and SHIELD are both produced out of the same city, there shouldn't be a problem.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I would like to see Maria Hill on the SHIELD show

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@SUNMAN said:

throw in Sam Jackson as Nick Fury at least for some guest appearances or Scarlet Johansson as Black Widow and I'll consider checking this show out.

If it turns out to be more like that short Item 47 movie than I'll just pass on this show all together

Because there is just so many other better things to watch on network TV, like Parenthood and 2 Broke Girls, that we would just dismiss a TV show based in the Marvel film universe... right?

Posted by SUNMAN

@ThomasElliot said:

@SUNMAN said:

throw in Sam Jackson as Nick Fury at least for some guest appearances or Scarlet Johansson as Black Widow and I'll consider checking this show out.

If it turns out to be more like that short Item 47 movie than I'll just pass on this show all together

Because there is just so many other better things to watch on network TV, like Parenthood and 2 Broke Girls, that we would just dismiss a TV show based in the Marvel film universe... right?

I've never watched Parenthood. I've seen a few episodes of 2 Broke Girls, not really my thing but if I was sick and delirious I might leave it on the tv.

I don't really watch that many tv shows as they premier on tv. I'll watch through Hulu or Netflix and shows on AMC, HBO, Cinemax etc. But to answer your question yeah there are a lot of good shows on. 2 Broke Girls isn't one of them, but I haven't seen Parenthood so I can't really judge.

Posted by Loki9876

cool indeed

Posted by thenexusrebound

@nappystr8:

How I Met Your Mother is coming to an end. Most likely she would finish up her work there and be ready to do the pilot for S.H.I.E.L.D. Hopefully they can develop the character more with this show. Her presence was a bit lacking in Avengers.

Posted by mtrakos

Agent Coulson!

Posted by nappystr8

@thenexusrebound: The S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot has already started filming according to the Wikipedia page.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

At what point in the MCU is this show set?

Posted by snootchie_bootchies

This would obviously have to take place before the Avengers. Im stoked. Shes hot and the more i hear about the show, the more I want to see it. Coulson all the way, baby!

Posted by thenexusrebound

@AmazingWebHead: Post Avengers.

@nappystr8: Last thing I saw on collider said it was starting pre-production, but then I saw another that said it started filming. The internet needs to make up its mind! That being said this is just the pilot so it is not like it is two seasons at once.

Posted by Oscars94

JOSS IS BOSS!

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Posted by viin

i love Cobie Smulders but I dont think she was a good choice for Maria Hill. I think this show is gonna be a big build up to be a big let down...just like the avengers

Posted by __transgojobot__

It doesn't surprise me because S.H.I.E.L.D. isn't competing for the same eyeballs HIMYM is. 
 
I'm surprised Sam Jackson's name hasn't been bandied about. AFAIK, He signed a fairly lucrative deal with Marvel to appear as 'Nick Fury'. I would speculate that the deal includes an occasional TV appearance.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Would it just be funny as hell if she used the alias Robin Scherbatsky for her role as Agent Hill in the show? O_O

Posted by AskaniSon295

Are you kidding me a 9th season of HIMYM that's just stupid that show jumped the shark two seasons ago. I rather see Cobie as a regular on S.H.I.E.L.D. than not watch her on "How I told I really long story that really doesn't have anything to do with HIMYM."

Posted by Mercy_

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

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Posted by soulreaper31337

@nappystr8: IF you trust wikipedia that much i have an gem avengers 1 to sell you just give me the money first.

Posted by nappystr8

@soulreaper31337:I only mentioned that my source was Wikipedia because I realize that it is not always 100% correct on everything and I didn't want to give the impression that I knew for certain filming had begun. But generally Wikipedia is a very solid/reliable source of information, I couldn't base world politics on it, or use it as a source for a college paper, but for average every day information you can do a lot worse. By that reasoning, I guess going onto the comicvine pages here to find information on unfamiliar characters is also a bad idea?

Posted by Overlander

@mk111 said:

@Overlander:

Even Thor 2?

Especially Thor 2

Am I a bad person if I want to see a battle between Sif & Maria to determine which of them gets to remove Jane Foster from the equation?

Edited by soulreaper31337

@nappystr8: For comic and other Nerd and/or Geek information i would trust this site (to an extent), but anything outisde of the comic book, cartoon, or superhero category i wouldnt trust the site at all. Sites have their focus that you can generally trust them to be accurate about; this one is the nerd category and wikipedia is good for general knowledge after the fact it is not here say or gossip that is added by an imaginative fan. (I had to listen to an professor go on for a whole 3 lecture monday about it so its why wikipedia hate is still fresh in my mind, it was the content of the most boring 3 hours of my life so far in my 22 years of living.)

Posted by nappystr8

@soulreaper31337: I've heard those same lecture's, believe me. So I know where you're coming from. But Wikipedia has a large group of varied and passionate editors, who don't let blatant lies last long before being corrected. In this case, everything I've seen on the subject confirms wiki's info. But of course, Wikipedia isn't the only unreliable source on the internet so you never know for sure.

Posted by queenfrost_

yes please!