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Cobie Smulders to play S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill in THE AVENGERS?!?

Hey folks, Harry here...

The following picture was the closest looking outfit to a S.H.I.E.L.D. costume that I think I've seen that Cobie Smulders has worn.   I told ya I thought the Female Sidekick role that Sam Jackson was yapping to Jimmy Fallon about was most likely just a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.  But not only is she a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, but a legitimate hardass, at least in the comic Mavel Universe...   That's MARIA HILL.   

That being said, I'm not entirely sure if Maria Hill is "sidekick" material - she's more of a political nightmare.   But we'll see how Joss Whedon uses the character along with the lovely Cobie Smulders... that's if she comes down with the part.   Right now, Mike Fleming has tagged her as the front runner for the part.   And says the deal could be done by the end of your Super Bowl hangover.

Well, he didn't put it that way, but I did.   All I know is, I really and truly can not believe we're gonna get an AVENGERS movie.   It just sounds like crazy awesomery that defies childhood dreaming.  There's a part of me that also wants IRON MAN to be in that Silver and Red armor in it.   Just cuz...  man, I loved that particular armor.   But I'm probably the only one.   Here's Cobie...

 Colbie Smulders 

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  • Feb. 5, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Post 0


    Cobie Smulders to be Nick Fury Sidekick?

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST

    heck yea! thats one Robin I would fuck

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    PS: she could be Wonder Woman too

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Hells yeah

    by Datascream

    She'll look hot with the short hair

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    so much fucking superhero news lately

    by stu_pickles

    and that iron man armor was iconic to my smaller self also. it was marketed as his holographic armor or something for the toys.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    or were you talking about the suit case armor from the second movie

    by stu_pickles

    that looked great too

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST


    by TDH1138

    Totally smokin'! DC's loss is Marvel's gain, I say!

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    how soon til we get to see the pic Harry "posted"?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    i wanna see!

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST

    the picture is just a red X

    by Redhead_Redemption

    but other then that great job on the new site

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Damn, she's pretty!

    by Amadeo Zeller

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    reminds me of Susan Ward

    by golden tribw

    But can she act or is this Megan Fox-style casting?

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Morena Baccarin

    by SamBlackChvrch21

    Seemed like such a no brainer

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry but...

    by phifty2

    ...does this site just see what news was posted on JoBlo then repost it? If that's the case whatever but why do I always hear about this shit there then twenty minutes later voila, here it is.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST


    by phifty2

    That is the pic. Her character is a small red X that hovers around Fury.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Like A Steranko Illo Come To Life...

    by Grinning White Skull

    Smulders looks like a hot sexy female character that artist/writer Jim Steranko would have created and drawn when he was on his famous run of the NICK FURY comic.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    She'll good with her hair chopped off.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Like Maria Hill's. Maybe she'll be a sidekick in this movie but play a more prominent role in a hypothetical SHIELD movie down the road.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    lol phifty

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    if so, Ill still bang the hell out that X... PS: How the hell did she end up with the Mad TV reject/SNL future reject? come on Cobie, get better standards!

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    goldentribe, she's been actress enough for How I Met...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...Your Mother for the past five years. And as Edward Keane said, "Dying is easy. Comedy is hard."

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    wait, is this confirmed that she has been casted?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    the ?! makes me kinda confused now

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 4 p.m. CST


    by kisskissbangbang

    ...checking that quote, it appears Edmund Gwenn, who played Santa in Miracle on 34th St., said it. I can't believe that My Favorite Year lied to me. What I said about Cobie Smulders still stands, though. She's good.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    When Maria Hill debuted

    by BillEmic

    she was drawn to look almost exactly like a young Angelina Jolie with a black pixie-ish haircut.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    I agree with the Silver and Red armour

    by GeneralKael

    It's my favourite - probably because that is what he was wearing when I started reading Iron Man. I still have a poster somewhere of it. However, I think he only wore this for a few years and wore red and yellow way more so it is probably not going to happen. As far as this lady playing Maria Hill - that's fine with me - this way she will be to busy to play Wonder Woman and Bridget Reagan can get the job.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    All I know is

    by Mr Lucas

    she has a riDIcuous name. Still, I suppose I could put up with that.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Whedon also wanted her for WONDER WOMAN

    by Messiahman

    Back when Whedon commented on his never-produced WONDER WOMAN feature script, he dropped the lovely Cobie Smulders' name as who he wanted to play her. Nice to see that he finally got her in something... and I very much look forward to seeing her in a tight-fitting uniform.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Steranko's SHIELD run

    by Hipshot

    I'm old enough to remember the original run, when Steranko came in to ink Kirby's pencils (I think it was Kirby. Maybe Don Heck?). Then he took over the art completely. This guy was so good, so smart, that you could actually SEE his art getting better from issue to issue. Amazing, really. Was also a brown belt in Judo, an escape artist, and a friend of Harlan Ellison. Nice package. Stayed in comics about three years, and then got out to do other things. What a stellar talent!

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Morena Baccarin>>>Colbie Smulders

    by Thanos0145

    Another miscast like ScarJo was for Black Widow.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Morena and Cobie...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    now that would make a wet dream scenario... PS: Morena had the crazy eyes on HIMYM one time... the last time she looked sexy before choppin off her hair... damn you short hair!

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Damn she's gorgeous

    by elsewhere

    She should have played Black Widow instead of dogfaced ScarJo.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Silver and red armor BLEW.

    by thFOOL

    Sorry, man, can't get behind that one.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST

    morena baccarin = janet van dyke.

    by vulturess

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    And on a completely unrelated note... I'll be in my room....

    by ChickenStu

    Thanks for the lighter fluid AICN, cause it looks like I'm about to barbeque alone!

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Janet Van Dyne

    by krabklaw

    I'd rather see Allison Brie as the Wasp.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST



    Two years ago at Comic Con - I was hosting the RADICAL panel - and also upon it was Jim Steranko - who has been a legend in my house since the beginning of my life. My father is a huge Jim Steranko and Barry Smith freak. He had complete runs of every thing they did through 1978 bound in leather volumes, and only on rare moments of goodness was I allowed to read from them. As a result, meeting Jim was an enormous honor. And man... Jim is the coolest man, that I have ever met. He's a tiny guy, but looks like he is a secret agent that beds the broads. He is swanky. His smile is dazzling - and just the way he holds himself is epic. Then, when you talk to him, his eyes gleam and he has you. He is totally the man that made Nick Fury so damn cool!

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 5:21 p.m. CST

    She is sooo damn fine!

    by Willbraham

    So fine that she is way too gorgeous to be in any of these stupid comic book movies...even though she was in a Broken Lizard movie...WHy didn't she have a nude scene!

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Red and Silver

    by Vriley2000

    Hey, I liked the red and silver Iron Man armor, too. Gold never did it for me.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    I usually have a strong NO COMMENT policy on attractiveness...

    by jimbojones123

    But that is one pretty lady. Please wife, family, and children never see this...

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Come worthy

    by Super Rabbi

  • She'd be a good Pam in the Greatest American Hero movie opposite Simon Pegg or David Spade as Ralph.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Great pick....

    by runawayboulder

    I knew she would cross over one day to film. I'm curious to see how far she's gonna go in H-Wood.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Cobie Smulders is gonna be cast as a small red X?

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Where is the pic...

    by mark elston

    all i see is a red x in there another site to see the picture?

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 6:41 p.m. CST

    by Knuckleface

    She does look a bit '90s porno', but that's alright by me. I just don't think The Avengers movie is going to happen, and if somehow it does, it's going to be trash.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Wonder Woman

    by No time for Haters

    It wouldn't surprise me if Joss goes with Cobie. She was his pick to play Wonder Woman for the flick he never got to make at Warner Brothers.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST

    The second i first layed eyes on her in The Slammin Salmon

    by Willbraham

    I jizzed... and I knew she would be something special.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 7:26 p.m. CST

    ya know who is probably pissed?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Allyson Hannigan...

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 7:33 p.m. CST

    so you like Slammin Salmon? i didnt

    by stu_pickles

    apart from a few good lines, mostly around Duncan. also, does wonder woman have any good villains/ why does she need a movie?

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    I thought Maria Hill was supposed to be Hispanic.

    by Triple_J_72

    Oh the irony. We have an African-American Nick Fury and a caucasian Maria Hill now. LMAO

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Slammin Salmon sucked

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    but honestly, doesnt most of their movies? the guys are funny, but they just arent that funny PS: Bring on POT FEST!

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 7:49 p.m. CST

    fariel, damn, foiled again.

    by jimbojones123

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 8:03 p.m. CST

    that pic looks like Erin whassername from Buck Rogers

    by oisin5199

    but yeah, I called it. Maria Hill. Hill was a pain in the ass during Civil War, but then Secret Invasion and into Dark Reign, she became pretty badass, working with Fury and Stark. She's a strong female character in power not defined by her relationship to a man.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Could work...

    by dvdhound79

    ...has done some good dramatic work on HIMYM; more so in it's early seasons; and I have every confidence in Joss Whedon.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 9:35 p.m. CST

    I have no opinion on Cobie Smulders.

    by darthsynn

    But I would like to see Joanne Kelly as the Scarlet Witch.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 9:52 p.m. CST

    It's official!

    by Zardoz

    Cobie Smolders is frakking HOT! Now just make Morena Baccarin Wasp and all will be well with The Avengers!

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Morena Baccarin was a shoe in for Hill, but I'm happy with Cobie

    by The Founder

    After seeing Baccarin on V with the short cut and hearing that she and Cobie and Winstead were in the running for Hill I thought for sure that the part would go to Morena.

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Me thinks Baccarin or Winstead will be The Wasp

    by The Founder

    Agent Hill seemed like such a small part for someone like Winstead, who has enough of a profile where her roles are pretty sizable. It had me scratching my head when I saw her name cause I knew the part wasn't going to be that big. Morena Baccarin profile has moved up some with her on V but she has a history with Joss so I could've seen her taking it. Cobie is not well known so I could see her landing the role. I do think Winstead or Baccarin will get the Wasp if she makes an appearance. Both are a good fit but I'd probably pick Winstead first.

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Am I crazy,

    by Roc Ingersoll

    or does it look like she has a freakishly gigantic head and a skinny little (awesome) body? Look at it.

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Big part, in the future...

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Mace L Window's 9 picture contract will soon be fulfilled with all those cameos. He's supposed to be in Thor and Cap, right? And when Fury's out of the pictures :) in steps the not mother from How I met Your Mother. Good choice!

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 3 a.m. CST

    Red and silver

    by Berone_Sunrise

    Had to smile at that, my first iron man was issue 208, jan 85 (from memory) drawn by bob layton I think, and stark wore the red and silver armour he wore in secret wars 2. Not the lightweight silver suit from the film, the full-on heavy kit. And this lady is smokin' hot, should be fine as maria.

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 6:10 a.m. CST

    Makes a lot of sense...

    by DanielKurland

    Smulders is connected to Hannigan, through HIMYM, which Whedon is a big fan of, so it makes sense that Smulders would be on his radar. I think this is great. Cobie is hilarious as hell, and never seems to get opportunities.

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 7:27 a.m. CST

    "Smulders" sounds like the Brundlefly fusion of Scully & Mulder

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Disappointed it wasn't Baccarin...

    by sapno_krei

    ...but I'm hoping it's because Whedon is saving her for the Wasp.

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Cobie who? is playing Maria who?


    Thanks for the background information, Harry!

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 8:50 a.m. CST

    "That's why your name is Robin and not Batman."

    by SID 8.0

    Good news she does great work on How I met your mother.

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Are we sure it isn't Quake

    by saintsaucey

    from the 616 universe. She is closer to Fury's side-kick than Maria Hill is. I could get behind her being in the movie.

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Ant Man & the Wasp! need to be in this film

    by vernoy

    THE AVENGERS will suck without Ant Man & The Wasp; the whole thing will be a historically inaccurate farce...

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 12:11 a.m. CST

    How will Joss Whedon use her?

    by catlettuce4

    See all previous Joss Whedon shows for a clue.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 12:30 a.m. CST


    by Rain_Dog

    Hey, check out this new kind of website; it's called a search engine, and I think this is the one people use the most:

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 12:32 a.m. CST

    "Smulders"? Really?

    by eXcommunicated

    Her last name is "Smulders."

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 12:33 a.m. CST

    FIRST! oh wait...

    by ShiftyEyedDog

    why the hell did this get bumped back up to the top story??

  • That's what you get for two-timing on the Green Lantern...even if you're in another comic universe, super heroes talk to each other...Ryan Reynolds' Green Lantern talked to Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man and got her kicked to the curb.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 2:07 a.m. CST


    by frank cotton

    anyone know why the russians had satellite pictures of the lot that my mom's house was built on?

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 2:32 a.m. CST

    How long is gonna be this movie?

    by CuervoJones

    There´s like one zillion characters.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Cobie Smulders

    by CuervoJones

    That name sounds like a Stan Lee´s character.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Red & Silver armour

    by u.k. star

    Yeah I loved that one too. Had it in the Armour wars I think?

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 4:49 a.m. CST

    Hey rain_dog


    Let me ask you something. If you went to a newsite and it said "Jimmy Hill died of that disease today", and the article assumed that you knew who Jimmy Hill was and what disease he had, would you be content to simply Google it? Would you Google every single article hoping to put together the information yourself or would you assume it was the FUCKING JOB of the person writing the fucking article in the first place? If your doctor said to you that you were dying of something you'd never heard of and, when you asked for information about it, they said "Never heard of Google?" like a smartass, would you be happy with that? What if the police arrived at your door and told you that someone in your family had been brutally murdered and, when you asked for details, they said "Never heard of Google?" Are they doing their jobs right? Are you happy with that? Well done for trying to be clever, you fucking plankton.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 5:04 a.m. CST

    Cobie used to be a model. There are topless shots

    by V'Shael

    of her available from various fashion shoots, or wearing sheer silk tops. Just, you know, letting you all know.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Was this story updated?

    by Redhead_Redemption

    I can't figure out why it jumped back up to the top of the main page. the picture still doesn't show up so i doubt it was updated what thehell is going on here?

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 7:34 a.m. CST


    by Dharma4

    That question was exactly what I asked myself haha

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Ohh topless shots!

    by Mr Lucas

    that would be exciting if I was 12. redhead_redemption, the photo is there. Maybe you have to ask mummy to turn off Net Nanny for you.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 8:02 a.m. CST

    that photo

    by BizarroJerry

    I know you were looking for a jumpsuit kinda picture, but maybe you should go with one that's not a over-photoshopped, poorly scanned image.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 8:02 a.m. CST

    I too wondered why the articled jumped back up to the top.

    by MRJONZ72

    I do see that the date and time stamp on when the articled published changed...but I see no difference in the original article. Unless the earlier one got removed on accident perhaps and re-added? But as far as the picture I never had a problem seeing it as some of the others on here.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 8:28 a.m. CST

    by lily

    Love it! I just met my real love on a a millionaire dating site we had our first drink about 4 hours after the initial contact. We have just enough in common to get along but just enough differences to make it awesome fun! Ohhh and He is awesomely Wealthy!!!so i want to share u this nice place!!

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Maria Hill? hmmm

    by Norman Colson

    You know i was surprised tony stark fucked the hell outta her. I thought she was a lesbian. oh it's true, read it in the Invincible Iron Man TPB. She's kinda cute and a fighter, worthy addition to the movie.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 9:04 a.m. CST

    why name your kid Cobie?

    by mypalfish

    just does not make sense...

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST

    So what happens if Thor and Captain America flop?

    by Grimcicle

    Will we still get The Avengers?

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Cobe? name? hmmm.

    by Norman Colson

    You mean like Kobe Bryant??? He doesnt have a problem with his name.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 9:54 a.m. CST

    'smaller self', STU?

    by frank cotton

    maybe i wanted it back up top. is anyone going to answer my moon question?

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 10:04 a.m. CST

    The pic showed for me in Firefox, but not IE

    by ShiftyEyedDog

    just so ya know.... but it's not a great picture really. There's TONS of sexy shots of her out there, and the one they picked is pretty mediocre.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 10:05 a.m. CST

    She's another great reason to watch HIMYM

    by kidicarus

    And to the guy who said the show sucks, really? It's the last good sitcom on TV. Fuck Modern Family and Parks and Rec and all of that deadpan documentary awkward humor bullshit. And fuck Big Bang Theory and Two and Half Men for good measure.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 10:26 a.m. CST

    No Tits...I'm out.

    by Papa CaveDweller

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    she is "smuldering" hot...

    by silverdog

    hope they kill "Samuel L. Fury", and put Maria in charge of s.h.i.e.l.d.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 11:47 a.m. CST

    SHIELD Agents

    by Alec.Eiffel

    Clark Gregg from the New Adventures of Old Christine as a SHIELD agent. Cobie Smulders from How I Met Your Mother as a SHIELD agent. Now all we need is someone from Reba to be a SHIELD agent and all the shows in Lifetime's weekday evening schedule will be covered.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Who is this generic looking bitch?

    by NYC

    Is she that chick from that shit show on cbs? Wow, how exciting.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Last good sitcom? There's a few good sitcoms on TV

    by ShiftyEyedDog

    HIMYM is one of the only bearable ones. It was really great for a couple seasons, but has been hit-and-miss the last couple years. Often disappointing lately, but still better than 90% of the crap on TV. Raising Hope is another good sitcom still on current television, as is the new Perfect Couples. I agree that Modern Family, Parks & Rec, 2.5 Men are overrated. I don't like any of those. The Office was once great, but lost its luster years ago.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 1:19 p.m. CST

    lol noobs posts The Office and HIMYM

    by happyboy

    as examples of good sitcoms and expects anything written after that to be taken seriously? Some good comedies are Always Sunny in Philadelphia (until last year) and the first 2 seasons of 30 Rock. Family Guy was good before Seth caught South Park Syndrome where they forget their fucking show is about fart jokes and groin shots and started getting all "Very Special Episode" on us thinking the trite political and social shit is actually insightful. As for this chick, she's okay. You could definitely get a better looking chick or a better actress for the role but she's decent. Needs to lose 15 lbs.

  • I actually know a couple of people name Cobie...I don't see nothing strange/weird about the name...but saying that..not sure if I would pair it with the last name of Bobo.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    by AlphaDean

    Make mine Marvel

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 6:52 p.m. CST

    "...tagged her as the front runner for the part."

    by Voice O. Reason

    Front runner? The way this talkback is going, you'd think she was just signed to a 3-picture deal as a title character.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST


    by JDanielP

    ...but I love the classic John Byrne comic book issue of THE INCREDIBLE HULK where the red and silver (and bulkier) IRON-MAN, along with others (WONDER MAN, HERCULES, etc.) battled the HULK. That issue ROCKED!!!

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST


    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes