Today’s the day that Riddick is released across the US, after its roll-out this Wednesday in the UK. Gamely, Katee Sackhoff is out there doing promotions for the film despite the quite horrendous way her character is portrayed in the film. Really, this film doesn’t have the most enlightened sexual politics, I’m afraid.
Awkwardly, the latest Schmoes Know podcast also features some squirm-inducing moments, but I’m going to skip over those and get to one key point.
Somewhere around 33 minutes and 50 seconds Sackhoff is asked if there’s been “anything from Disney or Marvel yet.”
Here’s how she replied:
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…
It reads quite clearly there but if you listen to the actual audio, they talk all over her and, at the end, cut her off. She had more to add but the hosts prevented it coming out.
Sackhoff then got a little more guarded, or possibly confused saying that she “doesn’t know” if she’s met executives at Marvel, noting that she’s “not very good at that stuff.”
The first quarter of next year is when The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be in production. If they are interested in Sackhoff for a role in that film, it’s likely to be either a smaller one – and, yes, that might include a future Captain Marvel; or one that’s already been filled, such as The Scarlet Witch.
If I were guessing, I’d say that she’s somewhere on a Captain Marvel “size them up” list, alongside Ruth Wilson and Emily Blunt and whoever else. But maybe we’ll not know for a while yet, and perhaps, if Sackhoff doesn’t the role, we’ll never find out.
Incidentally, Vin Diesel, Sackhoff’s Riddick co-star, also had a few Marvel bombshells to drop recently. Something about the “merging of brands” in 2016. Potentially massive… if somebody can only decrypt what it is he’s talking about.