August 30, 2016  

Cobie Smulders Joins 'The Avengers' as S.H.I.E.L.D's Director

February 8, 2011 (6:36 am) GMT
The comedy actress gets her first major movie outing with the role as Nick Fury's sidekick, Maria Hill.

From "", jumps into "" universe. It has been reported that talks are undergoing to bring the actress to play Maria Hill, the director of the planetary defense/intelligence service S.H.I.E.L.D.

who plays another member of S.H.I.E.L.D, Nick Fury, confirmed last week that he would have a female sidekick in the action movie. "I gotta screen test like five actresses on Friday. They have this new character that's my sidekick or something, that's with me all the time," the actor said in an interview with on "".

Moreover, director Joss Whedon had once deemed Smulders worthy to be the new Wonder Woman when he was involved in the project. This deal would attach Smulders to nine films, which is also the case for all the actors signed up for Marvel films.

Smulders is expected to slip into the character starting April when her CBS show is on a break. Disney plans to release the action movie on May 4, 2012 with , , , , , and Jackson in the cast ensemble.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Gisele Bundchen, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid Among Highest-Paid Models 2016
  2. Selena Gomez Takes a Break, Cancels Tour Amid Battle With Depression due to Lupus
  3. 'Arrow' Season 5 Shows First Look at Villainous Prometheus
  4. Blake Lively Celebrates Baby Shower With Taylor Swift
  5. Gabby Douglas Apologizes After Missing VMAs due to Health Issues
  6. First Look at Miley Cyrus as Hippie in Woody Allen's 'Crisis in Six Scenes'
  7. Drake and Rihanna Kiss on Instagram, Enjoy Date Night After VMAs
  8. Chris Brown Reacts to Accusations That He Pulled Gun on Woman