With all the changes taking place with Marvel characters of late – a few having “coming out” parties, the next Thor a female and rumors abounding over the last several months that Ms. Marvel would make an appearance in Joss Whedon’s next Marvel film Avengers: Age of Ultron. And along with that rumor was a big one that took off like a rocket — Battlestar Galactica’s own Katee Sackhoff (currently starring in Longmire) is the rumored Ms.
Sackhoff is no stranger to Hollywood’s gender-flipping of famous characters. For four seasons she starred as Starbuck on Ronald D. Moore’s reimagined Galactica series for the Syfy Channel. That role was originally a male one played by Dirk Benedict for the 1970’s version of the show.
Katee herself has laid all those months of internet speculation and rumor to rest (some she actually helped to stir up on Twitter) by stating in a recent interview with Vulture that she has not been chosen, or even asked, by Marvel to play any character for the Avenger’s universe or any other Marvel enterprise to date.
“As of this moment,” stated Sackhoff. “I have not sat down with anybody from Marvel for any role specifically. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean that something with Marvel is completely off the table for the future.”
Oh Katee, spoken like a true Viper pilot.