I've actually been wondering when Marvel would get around to making their first standalone female superhero film. It was previously revealed that Marvel was working on a script for a Captain Marvel or Ms. Marvel script, and now in a recent interview with ComingSoon, director and producer of Marvel One Shot's Item 47 and Agent Carter, Louis D'Esposito is talking about the possibilities of a female superhero film, saying,
"There's obviously a drumbeat that is banging louder and louder that we want a female lead superhero. [W]e have strong female characters in our films from Black Widow to Pepper Potts to Peggy Carter and you never know. Maybe there's an offshoot film with one of them. Or Captain Marvel, you know?"
Of course it might take a little time for it to happen, he continues,
"It's hard, because we have a small group at Marvel. We do two films a year. To get those two films done and to do them right takes a lot of work and manpower. And female-power, obviously. To add a third film and to just put it in the slate right now is difficult. We have these next three, four, five films coming out and that's what we're really concentrating on."
One day it will happen, it's only a matter of time. But when it does, it looks like they have an idea of what they want to do with it, and who will be in it.
Schmoes Know podcast recently had Katee Sackhoff on as a guest and there's a point where they asked her if she was working on “anything from Disney or Marvel yet.” The question kind of caught her off guard and she stumbles through her answer, which is basically 'Yes'. This was her reply,
"Um… There’s been some stuff going on. Um… there’s been a lot of checking of availability… I don’t quite know exactly… I don’t know… there’s been a lot of questions about the first quarter of next year and then the…"
Now if you listen to the podcast she had more to say, but unfortunately the hosts of the podcast cut her off and didn't allow her to finish her thought, which is kind of ridiculous, but what can ya do.
She mentions the availability being around the first quarter of next year, which is when Joss Whedon will be shooting Avengers: Age of Ultron, so it makes me wonder what role they could want for her in that, and if that role will turn into something bigger. There's a lot of speculation that it could be for Captain or Ms. Marvel, which seems perfect for her.
Hopefully, whatever Marvel is trying to work out with her goes through! Sackhoff needs to get in on this superhero action!
via: Bleeding Cool