Hold Your Breath, Katee Sackhoff Clarifies Those Marvel Rumors


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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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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."