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Hold Your Breath, Katee Sackhoff Clarifies Those Marvel Rumors

Considering we’ve been freaking out over the possibility of Katee Sackhoff joining the Marvel Universe, we’re glad someone decided to ask her to clarify her recent comments. But is the news good or bad? Hit the jump to find out! 

Sackhoff has been talking about comic books a lot lately. First she mentioned selling her first-born child to play DC’s Harley Quinn, then it was saying as little as possible about meetings with Disney. To be fair, she was asked about Marvel Entertainment films on a podcast and said things like “there’s been some stuff going on” and that there’d been “a lot of checking of availability for the first quarter of next year.”

But thanks to CraveOnline, those comments become clearer.

“You know, you say one thing… People love a good story, even if it’s a story that has very little truth to it. If you go back and actually listen to what I said, I said that people have checked my availability. I never said Marvel [or] Disney so it’s interesting how people twist stories to serve an agenda that makes people click on their site, or sell their papers,” she told them. “I absolutely have not spoken to Marvel. It doesn’t mean that my team hasn’t spoken to Marvel. I personally have not spoken to Marvel and have no plans to do a movie in the immediate future, because number one I’m tied up with Somnia which is a fantastic place to be. It’s exactly where I wanted to be.”

Bah! To be fair, the podcast interviewers asked specifically about Marvel/Disney so while Sackhoff herself didn’t mention them by name, she was responding to a question about them. How could anyone think she was talking about anything but that? Maybe she got in trouble.

Either way, Sackhoff did say fans wanting her to play Captain Marvel was flattering. “I would love to do the role. Of course I would love to do the role,” she told Crave. “I think that it’s in my wheelhouse and I would enjoy it. I’d be stupid to turn down a Marvel movie but as far as I know, Ms. Marvel isn’t even in the next movie.”

No, it may not be the next movie, but it might not be too far off.

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  • TKS

    “Hello darkness my old friend…”

  • Sarah Brockman

    Was just about to link the Thorested Development video at that the moment that starts.

  • TKS

    I’m glad you did! I’ve never seen that before. That made my day, like, 67% better. Thank you!

  • Anonymous

    Just to put a positive spin on it, someone on her team is talking to Marvel about something and not being in the immediate future isn’t incompatible with a phase 3 release. Just hope Marvel sees the stir this rumour caused and ask her.

  • Anonymous

    Of course, she’s not in the next movie. That’s because she gets an own solo movie! ;-9

  • John W

    Sorry no backsies.

  • Savannah N. Logsdon-Breakstone

    OMG I do hope that we get some different news soooooon

  • Anonymous

    I gotta be honest, I’m a little annoyed now. Maybe she was just trying to build buzz or hype so she can get a role (I know the woman from Buffy tried to campaign to play Black Widow) but her initial statements were definitely really misleading and got a lot of people’s hopes up. You can’t do a sly grin and “Oh, let’s just say Marvel wants me to keep my schedule open next year…” and then clarify “Oh I haven’t ever actually talked to Marvel”.

  • Laura Truxillo

    I…what is your smiley…doing?

  • Starman

    Hmm… consider that wording.

    “…as far as I know, Ms. Marvel isn’t even in the next movie.”

    … because she’s Captain Marvel – not Ms. Marvel?

    Just a thought.

  • Anonymous

    Licking its lips.While smiling. And winking.

    Basically, it’s trying to pick you up.

    And possibly me too.

    Possibly the known universe.

  • Sarah

    So basically, it’s Capt Jack Harkness

  • MeatyStakes

    *slow clap*

  • blu girl

    Yeah that’s pretty much a “saving my a**” answer lol. But my fingers are still crossed!