Variety is reporting that How I Met Your Mother‘s Cobie Smulders is in final negotiations to play S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill in the upcoming Avengers movie. Â This makes sense as Joss Whedon had her in mind when he was trying to get a Wonder Woman movie made a few years back.
ThoughÂ I really dislikeÂ HIMYM, Smulders makes the best ofÂ the material and has shown real talent on other shows (check out her stint on The L Word). Â Maria Hill is one of the few female Marvel characters I have found interesting the past few years so hopefully she will bring strength and real badassery to the role.