by Brett White
The Television Critics Association press event has become a veritable hotbed of comic book news, with the CW revealing their plans for a "Flash" TV show and now this quick interview that Crave Online squeezed in with actress Cobie Smulders at a CBS party.
The woman behind Nick Fury's no-nonsense partner-in-justice teased just a bit of what's in store for the character as Marvel's Phase Two movies continue to roll out, including her first reported comments—that I know of—on "Avengers: Age of Ultron":
"I don't know much about Ultron. I have some reading to do, but I'm excited. This is the mystery of Marvel. I don't know how Maria Hill is affiliated with the Avengers sequel but we'll see. I’m excited to read the script if it comes my way."
Considering that writer/director Joss Whedon has been a big fan of Cobie's ever since he pegged her to be his Wonder Woman, I think she'll be getting a script.
Hill's set to play a fairly significant role in the "Captain America" sequel, now that Steve Rogers has hooked up with—for better or worse—S.H.I.E.L.D. "It's an entirely different movie [from 'Marvel's the Avengers'] too. It's very much reality based and they try to bring the character into the world of now," said Smulders. "He was very much affiliated with S.H.I.E.L.D. so watching that dynamic play out is what the movie is."
Smulders also revealed that Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow will be the hero to watch. "[Captain America's] working very closely with Romanoff, with Scarlett [Johansson], so that's the pairing to focus on."
There's still the possibility that Hill will play a larger role in Marvel's first TV show. As one of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s bigwigs, Maria Hill seems to be a necessary addition to "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." After Smulder's long-running sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" ends in the spring, though, her schedule could open up to a regular role on that series. At least that's what fans have been hoping for ever since the show got picked up.
"I don't even know," said Smulders when asked if she'd consider enlisting with Clark Gregg and the rest of the cast. "It was announced and then all these questions come out. They are an amazing cast. They have amazing story lines and if they want to write one that involves me, I'd be happy to do it, but we'll see."
Y'hear that "S.H.I.E.L.D." writing staff? Just make season two all about Maria Hill and she'll have to say yes!
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