Maria Hill’s place in The Avengers? She’s the executive director of SHIELD; and in the film she will be Nick Fury’s (Samuel L. Jackson) right-hand woman. Coupled with a fighting prowess, Hill is an apt negotiator.
Cobie Smulders’ role involves a nine-picture option, so it’s clear that Maria Hill will be in other Marvel films.
The Avengers directed by Joss Whedon begins shooting in late April.