Katee Sackhoff’s name has been thrown around several times over the years when discussing a possible Marvel Studios role, usually in conversations about the long-rumored Ms. Marvel. The fans aren’t the only vocal parties, either, as Joss Whedon recently tweeted a picture of the Battlestar Galactica alum as proof that gender-swapping Thor in the comics could lead to great results. With Ms. Marvel heavily rumored to have a cameo appearance in Whedon’s upcoming Marvel flick Avengers: Age of Ultron, is there a chance that Sackhoff could land the coveted role?
There’s a chance, yes, but according to Sackhoff she hasn’t even met with the studio about it yet. She met with Marvel legend Stan Lee recently, but told Vulture that she has yet to talk to anyone from the “Marvel Studios brain trust.”
She recently dropped a series of Twitter clues though alluding to a secret upcoming role, but stated that the teased project is “not necessarily a movie and not necessarily a superhero that you would think of.”
She went on to say:
“As of this moment, I have not sat down with anybody from Marvel for any role specifically. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that something with Marvel is completely off the table for the future.”
If you so desired, you could easily pick through her statement and find little clues like “for any role specifically,” meaning that perhaps she’s had talks about something but never went into specifics. Or, you could take what she says at face value and admit that despite interest on both sides, no meetings or discussions have taken place at this time.
Personally, I’d love to see Sackhoff in a superhero film, whether it be for Marvel, DC, Sony, or Fox. She’s a great actress with a penchant for strong female, action-heavy roles and would be a welcome addition to the superhero pantheon. She currently has commitments to A&E’s Longmire and an Untitled Adi Shankar Project in 2015, but she added that, “Any time I can play a strong female that’s a role model, it’s a good day.” So, one could easily see her clearing her schedule to join Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as Ms. Marvel, or even as Joss Whedon suggested, to wield Thor’s hammer.
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