Yesterday at the huge nerd gathering, Marvel screened the pilot episode for the lucky fans on hand and the big question was answered. We all know How I Met Your Mother is winding down, now tapped for it's last season set to come back this October, and the stars of the show are eagerly awaiting to bust out into larger roles and mediums. One of the stars of HIMYM, Cobie Smulders, is one who happens to have a big impact on the Marvel Universe. It was confirmed yesterday that she will reprise her role of Agent Maria Hill in the pilot episode (and hopefully more) of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Maria Hill is a key component of many of Marvel's comics and will be seen walking about the hellicarrier on ABC's soon to be smash hit (yup I'm calling it). Director/Producer of the show and nerd Demigod Joss Whedon was ecstatic to have Smulders rejoin Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson):
"I wanted very much to have Cobie in the pilot because as much as anyone else, she IS SHIELD," said writer-director Joss Whedon. "She's and commanding, and has the dry humor that plays so well with Clark's. Also, if she's in it I get to hang out with Cobie."
The only other tid bit of info that comes out of San Diego Comic-Con about this show is Coulson is back and very much still alive. Within the first opening moments of the show, Maria Hill and Coulson spar back and forth about how his death was "faked" and how the story becomes more dramatic with each telling.
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." premieres on September 24 on ABC.
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