In the countless photos, merchandise and even extended trailers we’ve seen for The Avengers, one of the few characters we are yet to “meet” in any way is Maria Hill, played by How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders in the film. Now Marvel.com has released two images of the character in action, and we think they were worth the wait.
The character was central to planetary defence organisation S.H.I.E.L.D, particularly in the more recent “Civil War” and “Dark Reign” story arcs. Although yet to appear in the films, she replaced Nick Fury (portrayed on screen by Samuel L. Jackson) briefly as director of S.H.I.E.L.D in the comics.
All we really have to add at this point is “enough already with the photos and trailers”, and bring on the film!
The Avengers is released in Australia on 25 April 2012 from Disney. It will be released in the US a week later on 4 May 2012.
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