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. 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.
Though I really dislike HIMYM, Smulders makes the best of the material and has shown real talent on other shows (check out her stint on The L Word). 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.