Entertainment Weekly has just answered a question that many fans have been wondering about for “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” since the start: The Avengers‘ Cobie Smulders will in fact reprise her role as Maria Hill in the upcoming series! Smulders is set to appear in the pilot of the series and will likely guest star in a few episodes of the show’s first season.
“I wanted very much to have Cobie in the pilot because as much as anyone else, she IS SHIELD,” said writer-director Joss Whedon. “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.”
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Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents including: Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May and Chloe Bennet as the mysterious computer hacker Skye.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will premiere on ABC on Tuesday, September 24 at 8 p.m.