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Katee Sackhoff Reveals She’s Talked to Marvel, But Was It About Captain Marvel?

katee sackhoffBattlestar Galactica alum Katee Sackhoff, who just last week said “I’d probably sell my first born” to play Harley Quinn, may instead be eyeing another superhero cinematic universe.

Appearing on the Schmoes Know Movies podcast, the Riddick actress was asked where she had heard anything yet from Disney or Marvel about potential projects. She replied rather awkwardly, “There’s been some stuff going on. Um … there’s been a lot of checking of availability […] there’s been a lot of questions about the first quarter of next year,” and then seemed to recover before revealing anything concrete.

The story might have ended there if it hadn’t been for another interview, this time at SuperheroHype, in which Marvel Studio’s Co-President Louis D’Esposito spoke about a growing call for a female-led superhero movie.

“There’s obviously a drumbeat that is banging louder and louder that we want a female lead superhero,” he said. “… [W]e 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?”

Although D’Esposito added that, because of Marvel’s limited slate (just two releases a year) it may a while for the studio to make that film, his mention of Captain Marvel has piqued a lot of interest, particularly in light of Sackhoff’s remarks.

This certainly isn’t the first mention of a potential Captain Marvel film: A report surfaced in May that the studio already may have a script for the project, courtesy of Marvel’s writing program. However, as we’ve noted before, that doesn’t necessarily mean anything; Marvel’s writing program has served as a concept generator, producing sometimes well-regarded scripts (a Black Widow solo film, for example) that never go forward.(via ComicBookMovie, Bleeding Cool)


  • Kabuce

    Aren’t they filming Avengers 2 next year? If so, she could definitely start off as Carol Danvers there and spin-off into a Captain Marvel movie… they need something to fill the gap left by Iron Man…

  • Streig

    Katee Sackoff his perfect to play Carol, and Captain Marvel is a great choice to build a franchise around. Way easier to market than Wonder Woman at least….

  • mel

    I don’t see what’s so difficult about WW. It’s just Thor with Greek Mythology.

  • Streig

    Not really. Until Brian Azzarello, the current writer of the fantastic wonder woman comic, came along Wonder Woman’s origins involved her being made of clay…not a great way to start.

    Secondly, wonder woman has practically NO interesting villains.

    Third, her costume will always be a point of contention. People like what it is, but that is a tough look to pull off in a live action adaptation.

    Captain Marvel on the other hand was a full bird colonel before becoming a super hero. She has Kree enemies, and her costume isn’t a metal bikini. All of that translates to way easier to market than wonder woman.

  • batGRRRl4ever

    I’m tired of the fact that Marvel keeps trying to push Captain Marvel as their #1 female super hero, but time and again it’s been shown that this character just doesn’t have that level of popularity. It’s just so Aryan to keep pushing the blond and blue eyed chick.

    Yet for many years it’s been Storm more often than not who has been shown to be Marvel’s #1 female super hero in regards to reader popularity, yet Marvel never invests in her because I think they think a female black character just won’t sell.

    And I’m sorry but Halle Berry was an AWFUL choice for Storm, from her acting to the fact she’s too short for the character by far. I’d hate to think that Ms. Berry’s lacking performances will relegate Storm off the bench to ever have the chance to become more of a star on her own in the future.

  • Lenzy DrHiphop

    Ummm…Marvel has no say-so over Storm in films.

  • Happily LS

    I think She-Hulk would be a good one because she comes with a built in framework to set a movie in. She’s a lawyer, courtroom drama is easy to mine for plot; there’ll never be a lack of what to do with her in the non-superhero parts of the movie.

  • Happily LS

    It’s all about the writing and the talent involved. A passionate filmmaker with a good story to tell trumps all.

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  • V

    I like She-Hulk but I don’t think she will get a solo movie over Captain Marvel.

    If Marvel wants more visibility for their female superheroes, they need to step up their game in many different ways. Like make the upcoming Ant-Man movie Ant-Man AND WASP. It’s weird that the director Edgar Wright is not even interested in using the Wasp for his film when she is synonymous with Ant-Man and some may argue is even more popular than him.

  • V

    Yup, Marvel has zilch movie rights when it comes to Storm or any of the other women X-Men. Makes sense they would want to spotlight the Avenger women like Captain Marvel more.

  • Sentry616

    You obviously don’t spend much time on tumblr. What with the Carol Corp you would think she was the only female Marvel superhero.

  • Streig

    Until Fox relinquishes the rights to X-Men (ha, ha, ha, ha, ha…whoo, that’s funny *wipes tears from eyes*) Storm, and really no mutants will ever really get the treatment they deserve on the silver screen.

  • Tophman

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Katie as Tigra, Valkyrie, or even Namorita/Namora (unfortunately, these are mostly minor heroines who I doubt could carry a feature film on their own –part of the Avengers perhaps?).

    Maybe Silver Sable is more doable… just don’t have them turn her into a female Punisher. They can even do something like a Fearless Defenders with Misty Knight and an all-female team.