Marvel has been discussing the idea of having a solo female hero as the main character of a feature movie. Rumors are circulating that one of the potential heroines considered for a feature movie is Ms. Marvel. Ms. Marvel was created in the late 70’s and has been part of much of the Marvel Universe. The character has a great deal of appeal and incredible connections with the rest of the Marvel Studios characters.
Need for the Character
The Marvel comic version of the Thanos story line has Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell of the Kree) assisting the Avengers to stop Thanos from destroying earth’s solar system. The need for this character in the story is fairly crucial and could open the door for Ms. Marvel to take his place in the line-up. Ms. Marvel could fulfill the same role in the story and still keep much of the original continuity.
Another reason that this movie could be on the horizon is the fact that Marvel keeps introducing the alien race called the Kree. The Kree are often blue skinned and are technologically advanced. The Kree have appeared in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. The serum that saved Phil Coulson’s life may have been developed from genetic material from a Kree alien.
The Kree will also play a significant role in the upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy. In many respects, it appears that the Kree are going to be the major threat in the movie. Ms. Marvel is exposed to a Kree energy weapon and it changed the molecular structure of her body. The Kree energy is merged with her cells and gives her superhuman powers. The use of the Kree could be in preparation for adding Ms. Marvel to the future roster of the Avengers.
Reports state that a script has been written for a Ms. Marvel movie and that there has been some casting considerations. One of the possible actresses for Ms. Marvel is Battlestar Galactica alum Katie Sackoff. The thought is intriguing and Sackoff would be accustomed to the sci-fi movie and film genre. Another possibility is Yvonne Strahovski from the television series Chuck. There is no official casting news released by Marvel Studios and these suggestions are based on speculation. Either of the actresses could be excellent candidates for the role.
Ms. Marvel could carry her own title and her own feature in the Marvel Universe. Marvel Studios is currently working on phase 3 of the movie cycle with phase two ending with Avengers Age of Ultron in May 2015. There could be some room in phase three for a Ms. Marvel movie or the character could be added in the third Avengers movie. The third movie is assumed to deal with the build up toward a battle with Thanos.