Most of us here at That’s Normal are super psyched about Marvel’s Phase 3 announcements. Who doesn’t want to see more Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and one hot and powerful African King? Seriously, count me in. The web is abuzz also about the announcement of Captain Marvel. Yes, that means a female lead superhero movie! It is about time (and I still need a Black Widow movie ASAP)!
For those unfamiliar with Captain Marvel, we are talking about Carol Danvers, who was Ms. Marvel. And because we are talking about Marvel and comic books there are 27 versions of Captain Marvel, I wasn’t actually sure which one we were talking about at first, but the internet tells me it’s Carol! If you are anything like me, you have already consumed most Avenger cartoons on netflix and have seen the Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel episodes. No? Check it. Only 2 seasons for you to get up to date!
The short version of Carol Davers’ history is as such: Badass officer in the Airforce fuses with alien powers, becomes badass superhero.
Speaking of badass, who else can do this role justice other than my favorite badass pilot, Starbuck, I mean Katee Sackhoff. Katee was a total fan favorite in the reboot sci-fi mega hit, Battlestar Galatica.
Hopefully you have listened to the internet chatter about the brilliance of this series and caught it before it went off air or left Netflix (my friends sadly started the series too late and Netflix took away this favorite show while they were about halfway through.) Starbuck was originally a role and character that was played by a man. While fanboys everywhere were originally upset by the role being recast as a woman in the remake, Katee Sackoff (and perhaps the writing), changed just about everyone’s minds. She was tough, she didn’t put up with any bullshit, and did not let anyone get in her way. Katee played her hard, but you could see the emotions and depth to the character behind her actions.
Katee has had roles here and there but none seems worthy of STARBUCK! I mean, she deserves a really juicy role and being part of the Marvel universe in a title character seems to fit the bill. Since Katee is also the same age as me, I would love to see Captain Marvel be played by a woman in her 30s. If the male superheros are played by men in the 30s or 40s, why can’t we have an actor play Captain Marvel with a bit of wisdom and not naiveté?
Kara Thrace Katee Sackhoff for all the things and especially for Captain Marvel.
Who would you like to see Captain Marvel? Are you a Katee Sackhoff fan?