With the long-awaited Riddick hitting theaters today, its stars are under the spotlight as they round out their press tours promoting the film. For several of the key roles, the talent is currently pulling double duty, discussing Riddick while also warding off questions of their involvement with Marvel Studios.
That fact goes beyond Dave Bautista who has a key role in Guardians of the Galaxy currently shooting in London, and Vin Diesel who has been the topic of many Marvel-related news items for the last two months. As it turns out comic reader Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), who plays the female lead of Riddick, has also been in talks with Marvel as well.
When Screen Rant interviewed Katee Sackhoff last week, she reiterated her interest in characters including Typhoid Mary, Harley Quinn and Ms. Marvel. With two of her Riddick co-stars locking down roles with Marvel, Sackhoff revealed on Episode 113 of the Schmoes Know Movies podcast that they've expressed interest in her as well.
"There's been some stuff going on... there's been a lot of checking of availability. I don’t quite know exactly... There's been a lot of questions about the first quarter of next year."
Sackhoff continued, perhaps playing coy by explaining that she wasn't clear on who she met (whether or not they were Marvel execs) and that she's "not very good at that stuff."
Guardians is approximately two-thirds through its principal photography and next on the docket is The Avengers: Age of Ultron which begins shooting early next year in London - the same studio Captain America 1, Thor 2 & Guardians used. If Marvel is therefore serious about bringing in Sackhoff into the mix during in early 2014, it would be for The Avengers sequel or one of several Marvel One-Shots in development.
Perhaps all the recent buzz of Ms. Marvel may finally come to fruition. And we can confirm thanks to Marvel co-president Louis D’Esposito that Carol Danvers aka Ms. Marvel (who became Captain Marvel in Marvel Comics again last summer) is absolutely a character of interest for the studio as they aim to give more love to female heroes in the series.
Can you picture Katee Sackhoff as Ms. Marvel and should Carol Danvers be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in The Avengers sequel or in a solo short attacked to one of the Phase Two home video releases?
Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014, The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on November 6, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6 2016, July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.
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Source: Schmoes Know Movies