How does a rumor that a particular actress is in the running for a comic book movie role start? Well, sometimes it starts with the actress herself. A couple weeks ago Comicbook.com reported on Katee Sackhoff promising to sell her first born to play Harley Quinn in a movie. But it turns out that Harley Quinn is not the only comic book role that Sackhoff has an interest in.
When Screenrant.com asked Sackhoff about her past interest in playing Typhoid Mary, Sackhoff brought up the possibility of playing Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel. Sackhoff said, "Yeah. Well, the idea is always there, it’s just a matter of whether or not someone agrees with me. I love the idea. I love the idea of playing Harley Quinn, I love the idea of playing Ms. Marvel. I’m a fan of comic books, I’m a fan of genre, and I’m a fan of action, so it makes complete sense for me to at some point end up in one of those roles."
Things took an even more interesting turn during a Schmoes Know podcast where Sackhoff was asked about the Captain Marvel rumors and if she had talked to Marvel. Sackhoff replied, "There’s been some stuff going on. There’s been a lot of checking of availability. I don’t quite know exactly. I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know. There’s been a lot of questions about the first quarter of next year."
Combine Sackhoff's comments about talking to Marvel with Marvel’s Louis D’Esposito's recent comments about Marvel wanting to do a movie with a female superhero lead and it translates into instant rumor.