Cobie Smulders looks set to join Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans in The Avengers

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

After Samuel L. Jackson announced on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon that he would have a sidekick in the upcoming film THE AVENGERS, we quickly had a shortlist of actresses rumored to be in the running for the role.  In the comics, Nick Fury’s sidekick was Agent Maria Hill and it looks like Cobie Smulders from TV’s ‘How I Met Your Mother’ is the lucky lady.  She beat out Morena Baccarin, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jessica Lucas.  I think Baccarin is one of the most beautiful women in the world, but I do like Smulders in the role.  I doubt it will be a huge part given the all star cast, but Smulders should be able to add a little something to the part.

Talk of THE AVENGERS is heating up, but I feel it necessary to remind people that we don’t even know if the CAPTAIN AMERICA movie is going to work right.  Yes, everything we’ve seen so far looks great, but it’s an easy character to mess up.  And without a great Captain America, there’s not much you can do with THE AVENGERS.  The film will be directed by Joss Whedon and will star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner.  Look for it in April of 2011.

Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill

Source: Deadline

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