March 3 2012

Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill in The Avengers

In all of the pre-promotion for The Avengers, not a whole lot of attention is being paid to Cobie Smulders character of S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill.

Not a well-known character outside of die-hard Marvel redears, Cobie Smulders of How I Met Your Mother fame got the role of tough-as-nails Maria Hill.  She’s only been around since 2005 in the comics and has already built up a loyal fan base, which is impressive as she’s nothing more than a government agent.

Marvel released some official photos of her the other day, and while there was no mention of it, the first shot does indeed show her and what I believe to be the film version of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Heli-Carrier, essentially a flying aircraft carrier., which has been a staple of the organization’s appearances for decades now.  So, yes, yay for the movie including a character like Maria, but … HELI-CARRIER!

Cobie Smulders - Maria Hill

And just a character shot of Maria Hill which isn’t getting a whole lot play yet.

Cobie Smulders - Maria Hill

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