Anyone who has read the original Marvel Civil War comic books knows that in the story, Maria Hill was the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. and much more ruthless and morally gray than she's proven to be in the movies, thus far. It was actually her, not Iron Man, who originally forced Captain America to go to ground when she tried to order him to hunt down his fellow superheroes.
But an extended scene from the soon-to-be released Blu-ray/DVD for [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035) reveals that, at least before editing in post-production, Maria Hill might be much closer to her comic book counterpart than we realized.
The extended scene is the conversation between Hill and Steve Rogers discussing the events in Sokovia as they try to track down the twins and Ultron. In it, the lengths to which Hill is willing to go to keep the peace are revealed as we get an insight into her darker, more ruthlessly pragmatic side.
I'm glad to see the side of her emerge, even though it means I'll like her less. With Nick Fury in hiding and Agent Coulson still supposedly dead (at least as far as the Avengers know), it may very well end up being Maria Hill calling some of the shots for the remnants of S.H.I.E.L.D. in [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409).
Captain America: Civil War is in theaters on May 6, 2016.