This one slipped by me as I was a bit busy over the weekend with family events. But it was revealed during the Agents of SHIELD panel at Comic-Con on Friday, that Cobie Smulder will be reprising her role of Agent Maria Hill in the pilot and returning for future episodes in the upcoming series. Joss Whedon commented on Smulder being in the series and said “I wanted very much to have Cobie in the pilot because as much as anyone else, she IS SHIELD!“.
And according to TV Guide, there might be a bit more to Agent Coulson‘s return as well, that in a scene, Maria Hill notes that Coulson can never know the truth about his death. This gives some possible credibility that Coulson is a life model decoy, something that SHIELD has used many of times over the years in the comic books. Glad to see another tie-in to the movie verse with the addition of Cobie Smulder. Agents of SHIELD is set to premiere on Tuesday, September 24 at 8pm EST on ABC. (Source: EW & TV Guide)