Katee Sackhoff Hints at Marvel Role, Is She Ms. Marvel?

The 'Riddick' star reveals that Disney has checked her schedule for availability in the first quarter of next year.
Katee Sackhoff hints at a role in the Marvel universe, possibly Ms. Marvel
Katee Sackhoff hints at a role in the Marvel universe, possibly 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."


The grilling of Katee Sackhoff continued, with the rumor that she might be up for Jessica Jones, Luke Cage's girlfriend, addressed. She quickly brushed that notion off to the side.

"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."


Sources: JoBlo, Schmoes Know

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Comments (16)

  1. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    Eh...I'm not sure. I'm still up for Emily Blunt who had turned down both the Black Widow and Peggy Carter roles, and I REALLY love to see her in a Marvel movie.

    7 months agoby @redcameramanFlag

  2. Jesus A Rivera

    Yes. Oh yes. She would be the perfect Ms. Marvel, or Captain Marvel, or Carol Danvers!

    7 months agoby @Jesus-A-RiveraFlag

  3. Xenon

    Loved her in BSG, 24 or anything else she appears in.

    7 months agoby @xenon56Flag

  4. greyhame

    @Andrew-Arnold-81272164 Are you referring to Ali Larter?

    7 months agoby @greyhame27Flag

  5. skywise

    Loved her in BSG and Longmire. Cant wait to see Riddick although I have heard she has a small role. She would not be my first choice for Ms Marvel but the more I think about it the more I like it.

    7 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  6. Andrew Arnold

    Please NO! Now hear me out. I like Katie. I didn't the minute I saw her cast as Starbuck. I'd never heard of her but I hated her. I still don't like her Starbuck, but I like her. She's a good actress and good on Longmire. Anyway, I don't see her as Ms. Marvel. How about whatzernamer from Heroes- she's got the split personality and gets really strong and then didn't she get freeze powers? Anyway, It think- Oh- she was the broad that was on trial in 'Legally Blonde"...

    7 months agoby @Andrew-Arnold-81272164Flag

  7. Nick C.

    @2movieguys she's also on Longmire and was in Battlestar Gallactica

    7 months agoby @knightmare90Flag

  8. JonSpidey07

    I really think she could play Susan Storm/Invisible Woman in the Fantastic Four reboot

    7 months agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  9. Brizzy

    @2movieguys Doesn't seem like you've heard about anyone, so who gives a f*ck?

    7 months agoby @BrizzyFlag

  10. Sean

    Katee Sackhoff would be perfect for the role as Ms Marvel !

    7 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  11. Sean

    @2movieguys She's in the new Riddick movie.

    7 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  12. CelluloidDreams

    Katee Sackhoff ....WHO!?!?!? Never heard of her!!

    7 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  13. ChristinaM15

    Honestly, Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) movie would be incredible. And I could totally dig it if they chose Sackhoff.

    7 months agoby @christina-montanaFlag

  14. Brizzy

    So, from THAT answer, you guys went straight to Ms. Marvel?
    Im really starting to get sick and tired of the unnecessary speculation going on in this website. First Batmans new "girlfriend" and bringing Miley f*cking Cyrus into the subject, and then this?
    Calm your t*ts for f*cks sake. This isn't a gossip magazine. This is a news outlet. Keep it that way.

    7 months agoby @BrizzyFlag

  15. OhhmeohhMy

    This would be so cool! I think she be so good for Ms.Marvel. If this turns out to be true. I will be one happy custermer. Ha. She's HOT to by the way.

    7 months agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag