Cobie Smulders close to joining The Avengers

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed Cobie Smulders is in final negotiations to join the all-star cast of The Avengers.

Smulders is best known for her role as Robin Scherbatsky on the hit television show How I Met Your Mother. While her success in television has seen her enter the sixth year of the series, she has yet to leave an imprint on the silver screen.

In the Joss Whedon written and directed film, Smulders is set to play Maria Hill, a member of the espionage agency SHIELD led by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson in Iron Man and Iron Man 2).

In the Marvel mash-up extravaganza, The Avengers will see Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Captain America (Chris Evans), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) share the screen.

They say too many cooks spoil the broth; can the same be said for a film with such a line-up? It might be hard for Smulders to stand out from the crowd but if she does she could soon be saying farewell to the small screen for good.

Filming is said to begin in late April with a release date set for May 2012.

Discuss: What are your thoughts about The Avengers’ ever-growing line-up?

One Response to “Cobie Smulders close to joining The Avengers”

  1. >Ah, what a waste. I was hoping they'd cast her as Scarlet Witch.

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