Captain Marvel movie

Fans have long wondered when Marvel Studios would get around to giving a female superhero her own standalone film. Black Widow seems like the natural candidate to go first, since the character has already proven popular in The Avengers and has a meaty supporting role in next month’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

But in a recent interview, Marvel’s Kevin Feige suggested that Black Widow may work too well as a part of the ensemble, to the extent that he’s wondering if moving ahead with another superheroine would make more sense. And while he’s not naming names yet, he acknowledged that there have been “a lot” of discussions about a Captain Marvel picture — which would fit with the rumor that the character will appear in the MCU by 2016. Hit the jump for the latest dirt.

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Sackhoff Atwell

After several male dominated films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, more attention is turning to women. Besides the inclusion of Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel director/producer Louis D’Esposito was recently quoted saying the company wants to make a female lead superhero movie. He even offered up the character Captain Marvel as a possibility.

So who could play a role like that? Well someone at Marvel must really like the cast of Riddick. Dave Bautista and Vin Diesel were both cast in Guardians of the Galaxy and now it’s come out that Marvel has had discussions with Katee Sackhoff. The Riddick and Battlestar Galactica star revealed as much on a recent podcast, stating Marvel inquired about her availability during the first quarter of 2014.

D’Esposito also revealed one of their already strong female heroes, Hayley Atwell‘s Peggy Carter, would certainly return. Read More »

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