The rumours about this were raging over the weekend but it’s starting to seem like a lot of smoke for there to be no fire in the end.
A blog entry on the page for Golden Apple comics said Katee Sackhoff entered the store in the past week to purchase a significant number of Typhoid Mary comics, apparently also saying she was hoping to win “a part for a Marvel movie”.
Those more knowledgeable than me in the world of comics have noted Typhoid Mary is involved in a few different Marvel story threads, meaning Sackhoff’s possible role could be, realistically in one of two movies.
The most likely is that she will be somehow involved in the Deadpool spin-off, being developed as a vehicle for Ryan Reynolds to prove his leading man action credentials and bring one of the better X-Men characters to life.
The other possibility is a reboot of Daredevil, the franchise hit hard by the disappointing Mark Steven Johnson-directed effort earlier his decade and, as if to rub salt into the wound, the birthing place of the terrible Elektra.
Either would be pretty cool should Tyhoid Mary be given a decent role and should Sackhoff be confirmed for the part. She’s best known for her amazing performance as Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica and would be pitch perfect for this role.
According to those aforementioned more knowledgeable sources, Typhoid Mary is a Marvel villain afflicted by multiple personalities, something Starbuck flirted with on a number of occasions during Battlestar.
Elisabeth Rappe, writing up the story for Cinematical, is absolutely right however in saying it needs to be a substantial role. Really cool female characters are pretty hard to come by in comics, even more so in comic book movies, and this could prove a real chance for a good character and talented actress to give some hope to the unofficial cause.