Avengers Assemble

Maria Hill (S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent) played by Cobie Smulders

Maria Hill is second in command to Nick Fury, the director of S.H.I.E.L.D.  A supremely loyal and capable agent, Hill quickly became one of Fury’s most trusted aides.  Hill’s insistence on playing everything by the book leads to periodic clashes with Fury, who has no patience for bureaucracy or red tape.  Still, Fury relies on Hill to remind him that the ends do not always justify the means.  Hill’s competence and efficiency as well as her finely honed principles make her a valuable asset to Fury’s team.

Maria Hill and Nick Fury butt heads constantly. I think that Maria is a little bit more intuitive than Nick. But throughout the course of the film, she realizes that he is involved and he does care, and he is taking the right steps to protect our country and fight the bad guys.

Cobie Smulders on Maria Hill

Phil Coulson (S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent) played by Clark Gregg

Agent Phil Coulson is a veteran S.H.I.E.L.D. operative who is always seen in a suit and necktie despite the fact that he is the agent most often in the trenches, carrying out Director Nick Fury’s directives. The go-to agent for Fury’s sometimes secretive missions, Agent Coulson has proven himself to be more than capable of handling the world’s most powerful Super Heroes—though he is a human being with no superpowers or super- abilities. As S.H.I.E.L.D.’s “Everyman,” Coulson is dependable and loyal and unabashedly a fan of Captain America. When a threat to the world requires the formation of a team of Super Heroes to defeat it, Coulson takes on the task of assembling Nick Fury’s Avengers as just another day at the office.

When you look at the team, it’s made up of rock stars and divas with giant muscles and super-powered egos, so somebody has the job backstage to make them all play in the same super-band—and that’s what Agent Coulson does.

Clark Gregg on Phil Coulson

The Villain – Loki played by Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston who plays Loki talks about the development of his character from his first appearance in Thor

After his bid to overthrow the throne of Asgard was thwarted by his brother Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the evil Loki (Tom Hiddleston) retreated to lands unknown to plot his revenge. Not just against his brother, but against Earth, whose inhabitants Thor now protects. Loki now returns with a nefarious plot to conquer Earth and will stop at nothing to see his vision realized. When his misuse of power threatens the entire planet, it may take more than The Avengers to stop him.

Loki’s villainy is motivated by the fact that he’s damaged and searching for his place in the universe, but in this film he’s a lot more menacing and a lot more powerful. He’s much more self-possessed. He’s also a god, so he’s more powerful than any human.

Tom Hiddleston on Loki

Watch for many other interesting characters that will be revealed in The Avengers plus some familiar faces we’ve come to know from the Marvel universe.

Marvel’s The Avengers opens in cinemas 1 May

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