Fri, 04 February 2011 03:06:13 ET
Along with Morena Baccarin, Jessica Lucas and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, the 'How I Met Your Mother' actress reportedly vies for the part Samuel L. Jackson described to be his sidekick.
One of Ted's former flame on "How I Met Your Mother" might be joining the cast of "The Avengers
". According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel is conducting screen tests for a mystery role on Friday, February 4, and Robin depicter Cobie Smulders
is one of the actresses being shortlisted.
Words are, the 28-year-old beauty is still negotiating her test deals for the part. "Melrose Place" actress Jessica Lucas and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
" lead Mary Elizabeth Winstead
are also said to be in similar situation. Meanwhile, "V" star Morena Baccarin
is alleged to be on the list for the Friday screen test.
While Marvel remained mum on the role, Samuel L. Jackson
who stars as Nick Fury gave a bit of a spoiler on his recent visit to "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon". To host Jimmy Fallon
, he spilled, "I've got to screen test like five actresses on Friday. They have this new character that's, I guess, my sidekick who's with me all the time."
To come out in U.S. theaters on May 4, 2012, "The Avengers" will bring together the super hero team of Marvel Comics characters for the first time ever, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk and more. Robert Downey Jr.
, Chris Evans
, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner
and Scarlett Johansson
have formed the cast ensemble.
: Cobie Smulders