Cobie Smulders has confirmed that her character Maria Hill will be back in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’. Smulders debuted as the high-ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in 2012’s ‘The Avengers’ and appeared sporadically in Marvel films after that. Most recently, Hill was “dusted” in the post-credits stinger of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, just moments before the same thing happened to her boss Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). That storyline is expected to be resolved in the upcoming films ‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame’, although Smulders is not expected to appear in the first and hasn’t been confirmed for the second.
But the odds are that most of the victims of Thanos’ finger snap won’t remain dusted for long, considering that many of them are huge movie headliners.
In between Marvel projects, Smulders stars on Netflix’s comedy ‘Friends From College’ which recently launched its second season. To promote it, Smulders appeared on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’. While she jokingly hemmed and hawed over questions about ‘Avengers: Endgame’, surprisingly, when Fallon brought up ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’, Smulders emphatically acknowledged that she was in it.
“Yes. That’s out there! I can’t tell you what’s happening in it, but yeah. I love the preciousness of all of this. It’s so magical, but we don’t want to ruin anything for anyone.”
This isn’t a huge reveal, as Smulders and Jackson were seen and even photographed filming on the sets of the new ‘Spidey’ sequel. However, considering that ‘Far From Home’ comes out after ‘Endgame’, that’s pretty spoiler-y by Marvel standards.
Reportedly, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ will involve time travel, which would allow the snap victims to avoid Thanos’ wrath. But even that isn’t confirmed and fans know little else about the movie. But presumably, that will explain the reappearance of Agents Hill and Fury and how they wind up in ‘Far From Home’.
If you want to check out all of Smulders’ interview on ‘Jimmy Fallon’, you can watch it below:
From Marvel Studios, ‘Captain Marvel’ opens on March 8, followed by ‘Avengers: Endgame’ on April 26, and ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ on July 5.