She’s not saying anything definite yet, but Katee Sackhoff pretty clearly wants to tell us something, and it’s definitely something Marvel-related. Sounds like we’ll find out soon, but all signs are pointing to the confirmation of the heavily-rumored Captain Marvel movie, with Sackhoff in the lead role.
On Saturday, Sackhoff tweeted a picture of her getting a mold made of her face, saying that she would be posting three clues about what, exactly, she was up to. Yesterday’s clue was a black and red something that might be the shoulder of the Captain Marvel uniform. On Friday, she confirmed a meeting with Stan Lee, so whatever the clues mean, the answer can almost certainly be found in the comics.
When Marvel released their film release schedule for the next five years, there were a lot of placeholders for as-of-yet unnamed movies, which I’m sure they gleefully did to stoke the fires of rumor and speculation. Mission accomplished. Captain Marvel was one of the Marvel superheroes rumored to be in line for a solo movie. 2015 and 2016 are booked solid with The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America 3, and Doctor Strange, but if pre-production is already underway for a Captain Marvel movie, that could mean it’s headed for a May 5, 2017 release. So yeah, we’re getting excited early.
Sackhoff would likely play Carol Danvers, originally Ms. Marvel before taking up the mantle of Captain Marvel in 2012. Since then, she’s been part of both the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy in the comics, so it’d be pretty easy to slot her into any of the upcoming sequels to those films. In the comics, Danvers got her powers from an encounter with Mar-Vell (the original Captain Marvel), but Marvel doesn’t always go by the book in the films, so it’ll be interesting to see how they might tweak her origin story for the big screen.
Headed out for day one of a super secret job….I will send photo clues throughout the next 3 days! Clue #1 pic.twitter.com/1mVRmQKNmE
— Katee Sackhoff (@kateesackhoff) August 2, 2014
Or, that could all be wrong. Today’s clue was a picture of Sackhoff in a hood and veil, which people have understandably had a hard time relating to Captain Marvel or Ms. Marvel. The new rumor springing up is that Sackhoff will play Death starting in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. So, she’ll either be a high-powered hero or a cosmic entity that transcends ideas of heroism or villainy. Sounds like a pretty good time, either way!
Update: Nope! Or maybe? I don’t know what’s real anymore.