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Opening in theaters on Thursday, February 14th is the new romantic thriller from Academy Award-nominated director Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules) entitled Safe Haven, which is based on the novel of the same name by extremely popular author Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook). The film features an excellent cast that includes Josh Duhamel (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Julianne Hough (Rock of Ages), Cobie Smulders (The Avengers), and David Lyons (TV's Revolution), as well as young actors Noah Lomax (Playing for Keeps), and Mimi Kirkland.
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had an opportunity to sit down with Cobie Smulders to talk about her work on Safe Haven, as well as reprising her role as Maria Hill in the upcoming sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier and possibly The Avengers spin-off TV series S.H.I.E.L.D. The popular actress discussed her new movie, collaborating with legendary director Lasse Hallstrom, preparing for her complicated role, working with actress Julianne Hough, reprising the role of Maria Hill in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when she begins shooting, the secrecy behind Marvel's movies, watermarked scripts, playing a character in multiple franchises, and why her commitments to How I Met Your Mother wouldn't stop her from possibly appearing in the proposed S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series.
This is, for the time being, an unconfirmed rumor, but if it turns out to be true, it constitutes a substantial Iron Man 3 spoiler.
So if you want to remain pure until your butt is in the seat for Tony Stark's next adventure this May, stop reading now. We're serious, it's potential spoiler territory from here on out.
You've been warned. Repeatedly.
No less a source than Cobie Smulders – S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill – is sharing some inside information on next year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the possibility that we'll see the character in action on the S.H.I.E.L.D. television series.
The dirty work of getting The Avengers together across six movies constituted Phase One of the Marvel Studios master plan. Iron Man 3 kicks off Phase Two this May.
As excited as we all about that, it seems it's time look to the horizon, past The Avengers 2 to the distant Phase Three, which Marvel Studios honcho Kevin Feige says kicks off with Ant-Man and will definitely include the phantasmagoric delights of the Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange.
Bad news, everybody: Cap's dance date has finally cancelled.
In next year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Hayley Atwell will not reprise her Captain America: The First Avenger role as Peggy Carter.
The SHIELD ABC television series just added a sixth regular castmember, rounding out the principle ensemble with Chloe Bennet, a familiar face from fellow ABC show Nashville.
Remember the ten-disc Blu-ray set collecting Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, and The Avengers? The one that was supposed to be part of this holiday buying frenzy before a lawsuit delayed the September street date? Yeah, that one. It's now set for April, and will be accompanied by Marvel Studios' "Phase Two," along with previously unseen special features.
ABC's SHIELD pilot almost certainly won't feature any of the heavy-hitting Avengers jetting around in their bright costumes, but it will follow a group of Whedonesque agents of the premiere espionage and peacekeeping agency in Marvel's cinematic universe. And with the addition of two new actors to the ensemble cast, almost all the major roles have been filled.
Having fulfilled the promise of a shared cinematic universe with The Avengers and made huge money-mounds int he process, Marvel Studios and Disney are taking the comic book action to television with the SHIELD series going to pilot under the direction of Joss Whedon. The series will largely forego spandex in favor of the suits and ties sported by SHIELD agents. Now we know who will be playing one of the lead agents, as Ming-Na Wen has joined the pilot's cast.
Anyone who has read more than a few superhero comics knows that no death, regardless of how dramatic or devastating, need not stay permanent. Just because your favorite hero pops his or her clogs doesn't mean you won't see them again. And again, possibly after another death or two. As Marvel Studios continues to build its onscreen universe, the flexibility of mortality might be jumping into the cinematic realm.
Clark Gregg's Agent Phil Coulson will return in some form or another on SHIELD, the Marvel television series that ABC is preparing for fall of 2013.