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Guess Which S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents are Back for Captain America: The Winter Soldier

So we know that Captain America is still looking for a leading lady, and that it’s going to be about Bucky Barnes, and that Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow will appear… but what about her other S.H.I.E.L.D. brethren? Well, we have two confirmed.

Variety has confirmed that Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders are on the cast list for the sequel, which surely means that we’ll be seeing more of Nick Fury and Agent Maria Hill. Perhaps we’ll even see how their relationship with each other and the mysterious board of figures that controls S.H.I.E.L.D. evolves.

According to deleted scenes from The Avengers, Hill regards the Battle of New York not as a victory and close call for the human race, but as an immense failure of mismanagement on Fury’s part. The greater danger, she thinks, was not the alien invasion, but the fact that four to six of the world’s most dangerous people were brought together as allies.

But, hey. It’s also a Captain America movie that’s trying to tell the story of Winter Soldier, and will apparently involve Crossbones. Who’s Crossbones? He’s a Captain America villain with a history of brainwashing/hypnotizing Cap’s allies into enemies and hanging around with Red Skull and his descendants, character details that could be used quite easily by a sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger sequel that’s trying to tell the Winter Soldier story. Crossbones is reportedly being played by Frank Grillo.

(Variety via /Film.)

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  • -Jeff-

    Maybe Hill is trying for Fury’s job…like in the comics…

  • Erin Carr

    While Hill didn’t agree with Fury’s decision to call the Avengers, she actually says that the failure was the choice to nuke Manhatten, and the fault lies with the group. That doesn’t mean she isn’t after Fury’s job though.

  • Life Lessons

    I think Hill and Fury understand and respect one another at the end of the movie. She did not sell him out. She may not have agreed with him, but he isn’t the one who nearly nuked NYC. AND she told the Board under no circumstances were they to touch him. She may want his job and she may disagree with him, but she also respects him. I liked that a lot.

  • Nick Gaston

    Well, she did TELL him that she was selling him up the river, and would have his job in six months.

    Fury, for his part, praising her for remaining true to character.

  • Mark Matson

    Right. The opening scene was mostly a misdirect. In the closing, she takes aim at the council, not Fury.

  • nosila5956

    I’m going to have to argue that by the end of the Avengers, Fury and Hill were in complete agreement with each other. Partially because that’s what Joss Whedon said in the DVD commentary, and partially because those deleted scenes are exactly that: deleted scenes. They didn’t happen.

  • Ashley

    I hope this means that we’ll get more of Hawkeye in Thor 2, since Fury, Hill and Natasha are in Captain America.

  • Laura Truxillo

    Haven’t seen the deleted scenes yet (curse you, Blu Ray), but I really hope that Hill isn’t going to be some kind of unpleasant paper-pusher that hates our heroes for being “bigger threats than the enemy” etc etc. Or at least, I hope she’s not trying to undermine Fury. I…I just want her to be cool. She was so cool in the movie.