Joss Whedon tells us what to expect from Cobie Smulders in new S.H.I.E.L.D. series

ShieldCobieSJoss Whedon has told fans what to expect from Canadian actress Cobie Smulders in his new S.H.I.E.L.D. series.

The writer/director said that we shouldn’t expect to see a whole lot of the How I Met Your Mother actress in the series.

“[Her schedule] will permit very little,” he told TVLine.

“But if we can get a hold of her anytime, we will.”

He went on to say that he would definitely consider recruiting actors from his previous shows such as Buffy and Dollhouse.

“You look for the best person for the role, and if that person is someone you already know, then great,” he said. “But as much as I would love to – and once did – make a movie just with my friends, you always want to increase the family.”

He said the series will be a “very hopeful show”.

“It’s not about murder, and it’s not about crime, and it’s not people looking into their own belly buttons,” he claimed. “It’s about people who are trying to help each other, and that’s one of the things I loved about comic books.

“They had costumes and the villains were cool [but] they stood for something, and I like doing a show that does that. We’re trying very hard to be true to [Marvel’s] ethos and also to the structure of their universe, so it is definitely a Marvel show.”

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