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 Weekly Ratings Roundup: March 6 to 12,... March 12, 2016 SDCC: Marvel Television Provides Big News On... July 25, 2014 Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Midseason Premiere Clip February 27, 2015 Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2, Episode... September 17, 2014 Weekly Ratings Roundup: March 27 to April... April 4, 2016 Ward And Agent 33 Return In MARVEL’S... March 23, 2015 Edward James Olmos Joins Marvel’s AGENTS OF... January 8, 2015 Updated Season Synopsis For Marvel’s AGENTS OF... February 13, 2015 ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Debuts 9/24! July 16, 2013 Weekly Ratings Roundup: March 13 to 19,... March 20, 2016 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.