September 6, 2013

SPECULATION: Katee Sackhoff Meeting With Marvel For Role In AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON?

SchmoesKnowPodcast (via CBM) talked with former co-host and actress Katee Sackhoff. She dished to the podcast that she met with Marvel for possible "availability for the first quarter of next year". This being the time frame for the pre-production and shoot of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Katee doesn't reveal the role but it's been suggested by others it could be Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel. However, nothing is linking her for any character at this point. She would be the third actor cast by Marvel from the film Riddick, with Dave Bautista as Drax and Vin Diesel playing Groot (actor confirmed) in Guardians of The Galaxy.

Sackhoff has been aiming for her own franchise and taking whatever cool film roles are offered to her. She recently played a bounty hunter in Riddick and will be apart of the Female Expendables film alongside Gina Carano. Her previous experience as a pilot and general badass in Battlestar Galactica could make her a fan favorite to play Danvers. Marvel producer/director Louis D’Esposito (Agent Carter) hints to ComingSoon a Captain Marvel film could happen but said the current slate of projects could be an issue. THR confirmed that Marvel is working on a script for what is being called "Captain Marvel" by Loius. That being said, this role sounds like it's going to be for Avengers: Age of Ultron. If Danvers did show up in Age of Ultron, I expect it'll be as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and won't have her Kree powers.

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

"It's hard," he says. "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."

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