It was just announced in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel at Comic-Con that Cobie Smulders has joined the cast – at least for a few appearances – of ABC’s much anticipated series. EW is reporting that How I Met Your Mother actress Smulders is reprising her role as Agent Maria Hill in the very first episode.
“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.”
Cobie appears in the pilot – which is being aired in its entirety at the panel as we update this article. Marvel is following the entire event on their site via liveblog.
We’ll likely know more before the end of the weekend, but for now all we know is that her cameo in the pilot is the most that could be worked out because of her contract to HIMYM. Says The Hollywood Reporter:
Sources tell THR that Smulders is so far set for a one-off cameo role in the pilot because she’s contractually committed to CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, though the actress could return for another similar spot in the future.
Consider this developing for now, but what do you think? The LN staff is already freaking out.