[TV] Cobie Smulders Set To Return To Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.09.2014
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Marvel has announced that Cobie Smulders will return to Agents of SHIELD as Maria Hill. The epsiode airs on April 29 at 8 PM ET on ABC. You can see photo below. Here are highlights of an interview with executive producers Jeffrey Bell:
Bell on how they got Smulders back: "The good part was her other show just ended. CBS was very kind to share her early in the season, in [our] pilot, and so the fact that "How I Met Your Mother" ended allowed Cobie the freedom to do [this]. I think she really likes spending time with our cast and likes playing that character, so honestly we just had to ask and she just said yes."
On how Maria Hill is handling the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier: "I think, Maria being the high level person she was, takes the long view. I guess she's very pragmatic, or [at least] playing pragmatic. So when she shows up and we know that she's [working] for Stark Industries, in a certain way I think she's looking for a fresh start and a new way for her to help [the world], a new way for her to be involved, a new way for her to do good. But I think it's a great opportunity for her and Coulson to be in some conflict because he's the guy who doesn't want to let go, and she's the one that's clearly moved on."
On Hill and Coulson's relationship: "She's always thought the world of him. They have a really strong bond between the two of them and they both very much believed and believe in this organization and in their relationship with Nick Fury, [but] as a result of things that happen in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' they come out of that experience with two different conclusions. So that results in tension."