Wooo! How I Met Your Mother fans rejoice! It’s about time Robin Scherbatsky got some love around here. It seems the other four main members of the group have all achieved something fairly substantial outside HIMYM (Segel – works with Apatow, Hannigan – Buffy, Radnor – he wrote, directed, and starred in a big Sundance film last year Happythankyoumoreplease, NPH – general awesomeness) and now Cobie Smulders is set to appear in Joss Whedon’s mega superhero blockbuster The Avengers.
In a word: YES.
She’ll be taking on the role hinted at by Samuel L. Jackson earlier last week. Her character will be an assistant to Jackson’s Nick Fury but eventually becomes the head of S.H.I.E.L.D’s spy wing. Not a bad gig considering it’s her first major feature. Prior to this she was Whedon’s choice for Wonder Woman when he was developing that film with producer Joel Silver (which never happened). Glad Whedon switched sides to Marvel because a) he’s got more super heroes to play with and b) COLBIE SMULDERS! Wooo!
Not a bad year for Smulders: she lands this role in the same year that her boyfriend, Taran Killam lands on SNL. Not bad, not bad.