Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Maria Hill in ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ written by Sean Gerber July 19, 2013 The ties that bind “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” to the Marvel Cinematic Universe just grew a lot stronger. The first big Marvel bombshell has dropped at San Diego Comic Con with pilot director Joss Whedon announcing to fans in Ballroom 20 that Cobie Smulders will reprise her role as Agent Maria Hill in the pilot episode of the highly anticipated Marvel television show. Even better, Smulders will be a recurring guest star in the series’ first season. Soon after the announcement, Entertainment Weekly posted a well timed article with Whedon expressing his own joy over having Smulders back in the fold. Joss told EW, “I wanted very much to have Cobie in the pilot because as much as anyone else, she IS SHIELD. She’s cool 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.” Fan speculation regarding Smulders playing Maria Hill on the small screen have been swirling since the show was in development, but most expected the actress to be unavailable until a potential second season. Smulders will still be busy shooting the final season of “How I Met Your Mother” in 2013-2014. Now that we know she’ll already be on the show, it’s just a matter of her role expanding when Smulders’ clears up next summer. “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” could be a very good vehicle to explore the character of Maria Hill in greater detail. In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Hill’s primary function seemed to be playing devil’s advocate to Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury. Hopefully, Smulders will now have the opportunity to grow with the character and make Maria Hill worthy of being an eventual successor to Director Fury. Maria Hill in ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ was last modified: February 21st, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post SDCC ’13: New Assassin Revealed for ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ next post World’s Finest Film Announcement Coming VERY Soon? You may also like Skye Draws Avengers Comparisons In New MARVEL’S... March 20, 2015 ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Level 7 Access July 18, 2013 AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Earns An Emmy Nomination! July 10, 2014 Watch 2 Clips From Tonight’s Episode Of... March 10, 2015 Welliver Returning As Agent Blake in AGENTS... October 11, 2013 Meet Melinda May, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. July 26, 2013 Weekly Ratings Roundup: May 1 to 7,... May 8, 2016 Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. And AGENT CARTER... May 7, 2015 AGENTS OF SHIELD Composer Bear McCreary Shows... September 24, 2013 Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Absorbs Crusher Creel August 22, 2014 Adrian Edmondson Man Marvel is untouchable right now . I’m setting this on series recording for sure . Adrian They’ve got their stuff together. We’ll find out tomorrow if DC has a reason for us to put a little more faith in them.