Katee Sackhoff Hints at Marvel Role, Is She Ms. Marvel?
Perhaps taking a cue from her Riddick co-star Vin Diesel, actress Katee Sackhoff revealed yesterday that she has been in talks with Disney for an unspecified role in an upcoming project. While speaking with the Schmoes Know Podcast, she was grilled about possible characters, the main one being Ms. Marvel, who was also referred to as Captain Marvel.
The actress tried to remain tight-lipped about the rumors, claiming she had not heard them. She feigned not knowing which studio was even making the movie, but eventually revealed that Disney has been checking her availability for the first quarter of 2014.
"I haven't heard it. What's the studio that has it? Disney? There has been stuff going on. There have been a lot of checking of availability. I don't know. There have been a lot of questions about the first quarter of next year."
"I don't know who that is"
While the actress didn't specifically say she was in talks to play Ms. Marvel, the possibility of the former Battlestar Galactica joining the Marvel universe remains an intriguing and very possible prospect. Ms. Marvel (a.k.a. Carol Danvers), debuted during the Silver Age of comics in the 1970s, a United States Air Force officer who possesses super-human strength, speed and stamina, along with pre-cognitive "sixth sense" ability. In the Marvel comic books, she has been linked to both the Avengers and X-Men teams. Is it possible that Marvel may be recruiting her for a role in The Avengers: Age of Ultron? We don't know for certain, at this time. But it is shooting in the first quarter of 2014.
As you likely recall, Vin Diesel set off a flurry of fanboy speculation earlier this summer, when he revealed in June that he had taken a meeting at Marvel Studios. Just a few short months later, the actor was confirmed to lend his voice to Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Although we haven't heard about a Ms. Marvel movie in development yet, Marvel's Kevin Feige recently hinted that they want to develop a superhero movie with a female lead.
"There's obviously a drumbeat that is banging louder and louder that we want a female lead superhero. We have strong female characters in our films from Black Widow to Pepper Potts to Peggy Carter and you never know. Maybe there's an offshoot film with one of them. Or Captain Marvel, you know?"
However, he also said that, due to their current development slate, this female-driven superhero movie is still a long ways away.
"It's hard because we have a small group at Marvel. We do two films a year. To get those two films done and to do them right takes a lot of work and manpower. And female-power, obviously. To add a third film and to just put it in the slate right now is difficult. We have these next three, four, five films coming out and that's what we're really concentrating on."