Alan Smithee

Maria Hill in The Avengers?

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Sam Jackson loves to toy with the press. He took some time the other day to drop hints at his character’s appearance in the new Avengers movie. He says on the show that he is going to be screen testing 5 actresses in the hopes of finding Nick Fury’s female sidekick, and all of us Marvel geeks know that is.

In the video he doesn’t explicitly say that it’s going to be Maria Hill (the lady who takes over SHIELD after Nick leaves prior to the events of Civil War), but many of us believe that is who we will get…and Deadline agrees with us. In fact, they go so far as to say that it will most likely go to relative unknown Cobie Smulders from How I Met Your Mother.

Does this mean that we’ll have our underhandedly bitchy SHIELD director by the close of the movie? Probably not, but with how well Marvel has been doing with laying the groundwork for future characters, it’s only a matter of time before Fury’s out of the picture and she’s running things. Maybe during the second Avengers movie?

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