Cobie Smulders Joins Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

cobie smulders as maria hillGreat news from out of Comic-Con: Cobie Smulders will be reprising her role as Agent Maria Hill in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. She has been confirmed for the pilot episode, which was shown as a special surprise to fans at the S.H.I.E.L.D. panel, though it is not known how many other episodes she will appear in, if any.

Joss Whedon gave his reasoning for having her reprise her role to EW:

I wanted very much to have Cobie in the pilot because as much as anyone else, she IS SHIELD. She’s cool and commanding, and has the dry humor that plays so well with Clark’s. Also, if she’s in it I get to hang out with Cobie.

Excellent reasoning, I think. As for that pilot, don’t expect for any grainy footage to be showing up online any time soon. Security reportedly heavily enforced the rules against recording any footage during the showing of the pilot, so we plebeians will have to wait for the official premiere on September 24, at 8pm on ABC. Though if the response on Twitter is any indication, it’s going to be well worth the wait.

Looking forward to seeing Cobie again? What other cameos are you hoping for? Let us know in the comments below!