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Did… Did Disney Just Approach Katee Sackhoff About Captain Marvel?

Remember how Marvel Studios’ Louis D’Esposito mentioned they might have Captain Marvel on the brain? You should. We posted about it, like, three hours ago. Nobody freak out, because this might not necessarily be related, but Katee Sackhoff mentioned on the Schmoes Know podcast that “there’s been some stuff going on” between her and Disney, including “a lot of checking of availability for the first quarter of next year.”

I said don’t freak out!

Oh, who’m I kidding? This is totally worth freaking out over. And even if Disney, which owns Marvel, isn’t testing the waters with Sackhoff to play Captain Marvel (please please please let them be doing that, pleasepleasplease), we’ll always have that GEEK Magazine photoshoot she did where she posed with a Dalek and dressed up as Tyler Durden, Captain Kirk, an Orion slave girl, and Tom Baker‘s Doctor.

Because, as you can see from the pic to the left, that happened. Check out the video under the jump.

(via: Pajiba, MTV)

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  • Mal

    Listen to the Nerdist Podcast with her that dropped this past week. She briefly mentions a project for later this year that she can’t talk about yet.

  • Anonymous

    Cautiously optimistic. Emphasis on cautiously.

  • Anonymous

    So the theory goes that early next year would be about right for filming Avengers 2. So maybe Unpowered!Danvers appears in that and will gets powers somehow following that. It would make sense to establish her friendship with the other captain and lay the groundwork of her personality before moving into a solo movie.

    Or they could be casting a completely different character and nobody knows what’s going on. These things happen.

  • Anonymous


  • Angela Korra’ti (Highland)


    Speaking as someone who spent the entirety of new BSG adoring the hell out of Starbuck, I would watch the HELL out of a movie with her being Captain Marvel. Please yes MAKE THIS NOW PLZ TAKE MY MONEY.

  • Thomas Hayes

    Which deity do I have to sacrifice a goat to in order to make this a reality?

  •!/scarletsherlock elliekitty

    I think I’ve said this on this site about 9,000 times but SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY, MARVEL/DISNEY.

  • Anonymous

    Now, every time I hear “Photoshoot with a Dalek” I flash to the one Katy manning did…
    Points for having her hold the right sonic screwdriver and TARDIS key, but points deducted for using Eight’s TARDIS console.

  • Anonymous

    But that wouldn’t really make sense, would it? If Marvel is doing anything with Captain Marvel, it would be further off than the end of this year or the beginning of the next. So that can hardly be it.

  • Anonymous

    It’s unlikely that it’s Carol Danvers unless it’s just a cameo somewhere. The movies take a long time to produce and we haven’t heard anything at all about a Captain Marvel flick, so there’s not a chance in hell they’d be far enough along in production to shoot next year.

    And Joss Whedon already shot down questions about Carol joining the team in Avengers 2 because he said he doesn’t get how her powers work and thus he doesn’t really want to write her. So if she’s popping up somewhere it’d probably just be a cameo or something.

    Maybe she could be introduced as an Air Force officer with ties to SHIELD like in the Ultimate books before they have her gain powers in a later movie.

  • Samuel

    Could also be something for Star Wars.

  • Aeryl

    I’m sensing a trial balloon. Marvel HAS to see the shit DCs been catching over Wonder Woman, and they have to be thinking of a way to capitalize on that.

    I don’t know much about the character other than Rogue got her powers from her, but I’ve been thinking about ways you could introduce her, and the GotG sequel could work. Split Peter Quill from the group for one reason or another, and they decide they need another fighter pilot to lead them, and kidnap her from Earth.

  • Sarah Brockman

    WHAT 9,000?!

  • Thomas Hayes

    Good point. For all we know she might be voicing a Disney Princess or something, based on info this sketchy!

  • John W

    Everything I can cross is crossed.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, that would definitely be a good way to go about it. And Marvel at least seems to be trying to diversify their characters to SOME degree in the supporting casts (it’s not much but better than nothing) so I keep hoping that by Phase 3 they might finally unleash some POC and female-lead films (pulling for Cap Marvel and Black Panther, personally).

  • Anonymous

    Remember how Marvel Studios’ Louis D’Esposito mentioned they might have Captain Marvel on the brain?

    Not surprising, considering the comics division has been grooming Carol for bigger things for years.

    Which, in and of itself, isn’t bad. But until we see women of color get this kind of protection, I’m afraid this verges on becoming #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen Fandom Division.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    I think it’s over 9,000.

  • JustPlainSomething

    How much of a “suck it” would be it to DC if this happened, considering their version of female representation is Twilight-esque love interests, refusing to let Batwoman marry her girlfriend and no Wonder Woman movie?

  • Joseph Finn

    She also has a hilariously FILTHY sense of humor.

  • Anonymous


    Best to be certain.

  • Thomas Hayes

    Protection? From what?

  • Anonymous

    It would’ve so easy to make Carol a SHIELD agent who gets powers absorbing the Tesseract’s energy when Black Widow breaks Loki’s portal opener.

  • Anonymous

    Gah! I’m terrified of Zygons!

  • Samuel

    If I hadn’t already known they were for sure not going to use any of the expanded universe characters, I’d be rooting hard core for a Katee Sackhoof Mara Jade.

  • Anonymous

    To heck with Captain Marvel. I want her to be Captain Kirk. Might actually make nuTrek interesting.

  • Anonymous

    Love her. Support her for Ms. Marvel. Or any other superheroine Marvel wants her to play. But Ms. Marvel would probably be most fitting!

    But with my luck Marvel is probably just asking her to dub some TV Cartoon or sth.

    Should stop thinking negatively. She will be Captain Marvel in a great trilogy! ;-9 And this will set Warners-DC so under pressure that they will finally release the big 2 1/2 hour “Wonder Woman” origins movie! And then a lot of other Marvel superheroine movies will follow, including the “Dazzler” Rock-Musical! ;-9 ;-9 And the second DC heroine to get an own movie (apart from Supergirl of course ;-9) will be “Black Canary”, closely followed by “Zatanna”.

    Well, this sounds like a plan, does it. Well, I know… reality… but you know what? It can’t be wrong to think positive. It all starts with a thought before it can become action and then a reality!

  • TKS

    Not Dionysis. That punk is too inebriated to get anything done.

  • Thomas Hayes

    Sending positive vibes your way, dibu24.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t sacrifice to Cthulhu. He’s dead, but dreaming.

  • Anonymous

    The 9000! This. Is. The MarySue!

  • blu girl

    Dear geek god,

    Please let this happen. You can have all of my goats.

  • blu girl

    Read the current Captain Marvel comics. Her powers kick ass :)

  • blu girl

    True that. I vote for Monica Rameau in the Captain Marvel movie!

  • blu girl

    I listened to that episode earlier today. Filthy is definitely the word. I love her even more :)

  • Anonymous

    To the goat market!


  • Fisty

    From the evil racist corporate man.

  • valondar

    How about Captain Han Solo?

  • Emily

    Please let this happen! I would cry for sheer joy!

  • LifeLessons

    Oh yes please!!!!!

  • LifeLessons

    OMG she is such an adorable Dr. Who!!

  • Anonymous

    While probably at least 1.5 Corellians Above Replacement, doesn’t quite work for me. She can pull off a scruffy looking scoundrel, but just not the right kind in my mind. Maybe I’m falling victim to one-role-ism, but she seems to hard-and-fast for Solo. For all his talk about twelve parsecs and the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy (kk, that was Lando), Han always seemed kinda lazy. Eliza Dushku, for example, I think could do a better job with some of the lines. “Greedo, I was just looking for your boss…” “Jabba, great to run into you! Right now, I got a job, just give me a week and I can…” “I was just on my way to see you when this Star Destroyer…”

    Janet Vipsania Kirk, on the other hand, just seems a better match to me. A rake and gambler, but tempered into a steely tactician.

  • frodobatmanvader

    Wait. They’ve confirmed there’s gonna be absolutely NO Mara Jade?

    (Deep Breath)


    (continues for 13 straight minutes).

  • frodobatmanvader

    Including any and all lines it takes to make this casting decision happen, hopefully.

  • John W

    Boy if Marvel brings Captain Marvel to the screen before DC brings Wonder Woman, there needs to be a march on their offices.

  • Anonymous

    See Joss? It’s EASY.

  • Aeryl

    See, I had a fanwank in my head that would put her in the GOTG sequel, and that’s pretty much exactly what I had happen to her(aliens modified her genetics to give her powers).

    I guess I just pick this shit up by osmosis from all the comics fans I hang with.