Several days ago, Samuel L. Jackson hinted that S.H.I.E.L.D. head honcho Nick Fury would be bringing on a female sidekick in Joss Whedon's Avengers flick. Deadline is reporting that How I Met Your Mother actress Cobie Smulders will likely portray agent Maria Hill, who was the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. during the 2006 Marvel mega-event Civil War.
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