Cobie Smulders Officially in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Series - Idol Threat: Warning Shots at the Mainstream


Friday, July 19, 2013

Cobie Smulders Officially in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Series

It’s official: Cobie Smulders is reprising her Avengers role in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series.  The How I Met Your Mother star appears in the very first episode, re-teaming her with Clark Gregg’s character Agent Coulson, in a pilot that’s been kept under wraps by the network.

The writer-director of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Joss Whedon has said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly that “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.”

Smulders will be reprising her role as Agent Maria Hill from the 2012 Avengers movie blockbuster. She’s expected to occasionally appear in ABC’s TV spinoff but it will obviously have to revolve on her schedule with filming the last season of How I Met Your Mother on rival network CBS. We can only hope that Smulders will join the S.H.I.E.L.D. team full time after HIMYM ends if the ABC series returns for a second season.

According to Josh's brother and collaborator Jed Whedon the show will work in tandem with the Marvel films, both past and upcoming. In fact, the first episode may pick up a storyline from one of Marvel's recent blockbuster Iron Man 3. “We plan on trying to weave in between the films and try to make them more rewarding on both ends,” says Jed. “In any of these [episodes], you can always ask: ‘Why don’t they just call Iron Man?’” Yeah, that would be annoying! So our next question is: Why don’t they just call Iron Man? “They are aware of each other,” Whedon says of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team and the metal-suited Malibu playboy, “but they do have to have their own lives.”

The heavily buzzed Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is making its San Diego Comic-Con debut today at a panel from 1:45 to 3PM PDT— and fans in the room are apaprently going to get a big surprise.  Stay tuned to Idol Threat for more news.

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