"How I Met Your Mother" star Cobie Smulders is getting ready to kick some serious bad-guy butt. The actress is reportedly the front-runner for a role as Samuel L. Jackson's sidekick in Joss Whedon's upcoming superhero ensemble "The Avengers."
Last week, Jackson revealed to talk-show host Jimmy Fallon that his character, Nick Fury, would be getting a female partner. Now Deadline.com reports that Smulders has auditioned and is the favorite to play Maria Hill, the ruthless executive director of the planetary defense/intelligence service S.H.I.E.L.D.
Hill, according to Deadline, is "not above blackmailing and bullying superheroes to get her way."
Smulders — who is said to have beat out fellow candidates Morena Baccarin, Jessica Lucas and Mary Elizabeth Winstead — is clearly a favorite of Whedon: She was one of his top picks to play Wonder Woman in a film he was planning about the Amazing Amazon a few years ago.
YAYYYYY... Cobie is AWESOME (and hot) and now everybody will know! Mad props to the hottest Canuk on HIMYM – http://wp.me/p106i6-2my
Wonder Woman hmmmmmmm. I wonder what her insides look like.
I cant wait to see her lying on my bed nakedly....lol
She's pretty though...lol
Who cares,no talent hack.
Sometimes you're just minding your own business as something wonderful happens, like this.
Not seeing her in anything but HIMYM, it'll be nice to see Ms.Smulders in a serious toned role. Good for you, Cobie!
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