Earlier this week, Marvel shorts director Louis D’Esposito (Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter) was discussing Marvel’s interest in a female-led superhero film, stating: “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?”
Interestingly enough, rumors have come out that Battlestar Galactica star Katee Sackhoff was approached and asked about her availability by, you guessed it, Marvel. During a podcast interview with Schmoes Know, Sackhoff shared a tidbit of information: “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…”
Q1 2014 is when Avengers: Age of Ultron begins shooting, and if Marvel continues their standard of superhero cameos, she could be appearing as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, leading into her own feature-length film in Phase 4. Whatever the case may be, I’m especially glad that Marvel understands the importance of their female characters, both those introduced in the films and those who have yet to appear, and the allure of multifaceted, strong female leads would serve to be a great contrast to the superhero genre driven by over-masculine characters.