Cobie Smulders confirms talks for S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series

Maria Hill could appear on the small screen

Cobie Smulders has admitted that she’s in talks for Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show, in a move that’d lend some continuity credibility to the small-screen spin-off.

In an interview with IAR, Smulders was asked about the possibility of appearing in the show, considering that she has a major role in a long-running sitcom.

“The commitments to [How I Met Your Mother] don’t affect it," Smulders responded. "And I can’t really say but there are definite talks about it."

If she does sign on, it’d be a wonderful win for the show. Smulders character was a popular addition to the franchise in The Avengers, and it’d certainly help the TV series feel genuinely connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, rather than coming across as a cheap knock-off.

Plus, Smulders has the small screen experience from her gig on HIMYM.

Hill is the sidekick to Samuel L. Jackson’s big boss, Nick Fury: smart, level-headed and handy with a pistol.

Smulders went on to add that she intends to stay in the MCU for as long as possible, “Oh yeah! I’m very excited. I will do Maria Hill until they fire me and hire someone else to do it.”

Would you like to see Smulders in the S.H.I.E.L.D. show? Tell us below…


    • SiMan

      Jan 28th 2013, 20:42

      Hope they can get Jackson with a cameo in the pilot as well - think they should have him in a non-speaking role, at the head of a big table in an important meeting, just drinking in all the information being thrown about and not saying a word on any of it.

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 28th 2013, 23:42


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    • alexr

      Jan 29th 2013, 14:06

      Well, I for one would smulder her cobie...

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    • alexr

      Jan 29th 2013, 14:06

      That made a lot more sense in my head...

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    • trist808

      Jan 29th 2013, 16:49

      It made perfect sense in my head too, I'd smulder her cobie all night long ... plus I'm happy that she will feature in the TV series, she was great in Avengers :)

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    • FBJRider

      Jan 30th 2013, 0:56

      I'm sorry but I have to begin by saying she is the most beautiful woman ever. I'd watch it just for her even if it was directed by Uwe Boll and every other actor was Nicolas Cage and the cast of Twilight. But anyway this would be a massive win, it doesn't matter too much about Jackson since Hill is acting director in a lot of the comic continuity, I hope she signs on.

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    • shenderson77

      Feb 1st 2013, 4:19

      I think it would really be a fantastic decision to add Cobie Smulders to S.H.I.E.L.D., especially with the connection it would provide with the Avengers. I hope that she does join the cast, and I can’t wait to get more details about this show. It really helps that during the wait for it to premiere; I can watch all of my superheroes using Blockbuster @Home from DISH. With my late work shift at DISH, I really like that I can easily add movies to my cue, and come home to them in the mail. It’s nice to know that no matter how busy my schedule is, I can still watch the movies that I want. I also really enjoy that I have the option of in store exchanges, for days when I forget to send back my movie and don’t have patience to wait. Watching these movies again, it’s amazing to see how far the superhero genre has come. I can’t wait to see them pull of an amazing feat with this show, and with Cobie, it would be even more satisfying.

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