Kids, back in 2012, your aunt Robin wanted to do something more with her life. So she took her love of guns to an organization called S.H.I.E.L.D and fought alongside the Avengers.
Now, your Uncle Barney and I took it pretty hard; she was getting to spend a lot of time with another billionaire playboy, this guy named Tony Stark. Your Uncle Barney almost went crazy when he found out the guy had a metal suit.
“It shoots fireballs, Ted! He looks like a freakin’ storm trooper!”
Then your uncle Barney decided to fight back.
And Lily showed up and was like, “I’m in a Joss Whedon thing too.”
Two New Shots of Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill in The Avengers | Coming Soon
As previously reported, Mike Fleming is now saying that Smulders is the front runners for the role. SHe would be playing SHIELD Agent Maria Hill.
Jessica Lucas from Cloverfield is also on there. The actresses will be testing with Samuel L Jackson and the role comes with the standard Marvel 9 picture deal.
There’s been some speculation that this role could actually be The Wasp, but we’ll see.
Baccarin is best known for her lead role on V, Smulders is from HIMYM.
Update: Peter Sciretta has debunked Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a candidate.
I want him to go for the hatrick, if only so I can call him Neil Hatrick Harris.
It’s a little bit like, ‘Um, guys, am I really going to sleep my way through the entire cast or what.’ [Laughs] Robin just gets tossed around up in here! Like, come on! Doesn’t anyone else think this is weird? If you actually sleep with your ex-boyfriend’s best friend, there are bound to be more serious repercussions!
Cobie Smulders re: Her HIMYM character. We were thinking the same thing, hun.