Is another Marvel superheroine making her way to the big screen?
We've been hearing whispers here and there for a long time now that one version or another of Ms. Marvel, or the Carol Danvers Captain Marvel, will wind up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe sometime soon, but we still haven't seen any kind of confirmation as to when or how that'll happen. At this point, it's still more like something fans hope for than something Marvel's definitely doing, and until Marvel says otherwise, that's where it stays. That doesn't stop us from looking out for any possible sign that Ms. Marvel is joining other Marvel heroes on the big screen, though.
Now, before we go any further, it's worth noting that this is speculation and not confirmation of anything but some kind of vague association with the character, but this little tidbit is still something that caught our eye. Yesterday actress Eden Sher, who's best known for playing Sue Heck on the ABC sitcom The Middle, tweeted about a meeting she'd just had at Marvel's offices.
Went to marvel offices at noon for a "15 minute meeting." 3 hrs and 80 lbs of issues later, here I am paralyzed from excitement.— Eden Sher (@edensher) May 21, 2014
Sher added fuel to our speculation when she tweeted directly at Marvel editor Sana Amanat, one of the people directly responsible for getting the current incarnation of Ms. Marvel -- Pakistani-American teenager Kamala Khan -- off the ground.
@MiniB622 literally mad that walking is keeping me from starting Ms. Marvel rn. TYVM 4 the issues. Promise next time I see you I won't cry.— Eden Sher (@edensher) May 21, 2014
The official Marvel Twitter account confirmed Sher's visit, but of course mentioned nothing about movie meetings.
Now, before we all start deciding that Sher's on board to play some version of Ms. Marvel, it's important to note a few things. First, she visited Marvel's New York offices, as many celebrities do, and came away with some comics, as many celebrities do. That doesn't necessarily indicate casting, no matter how much time she spent there. Second, she didn't directly reference any meeting with people from Marvel Studios. The only person she mentioned directly works for the publishing side of Marvel. And third, while she may be keen on the Ms. Marvel character, Marvel's in the midst of casting a great many things right now, including Netflix miniseries, a new Agent Carter show and future movies we likely don't even know about yet. So while Sher might be very excited to read the new Ms. Marvel comic, that doesn't mean she's got a role directly tied to that character.
Still, these tweets definitely have an air of something brewing about them, even if we don't know what it is yet. Could Sher be up for Ms. Marvel, or a Ms. Marvel supporting role?
(Via Bleeding Cool)