Over at Topless Robot, Rob Bricken has some interesting speculations what could be happen if reports that Guardians of the Galaxy is “about a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants,” turn out to be true:
Now, I have no idea how accurate The Grid is, how good their sources are, if they even have sources, or who actually updates it. All I know is that if the above plot is true, then there’s a pretty good chance…
…Carol Danvers is the U.S. pilot in question. This is a phenomenal idea in many ways, and I’m going to list them: 1) As the Kree-powered Ms. Marvel, Carol already has ties to the cosmic Marvel-verse, and would work extremely well in a GotG movie. 2) The Marvel movie-verse could use a higher profile (and more powerful) superheroine than Black Widow. 3) She could immediately be added to the Avengers, which is another great way to tie the Marvel movie-verse together. 4) Carol is getting a pretty big push from Marvel right now as the new Captain Marvel, so there’s synergy there. 5) Carol Danvers/Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel is awesome, and I would really, really like her to get her movie due and her movie debut.
It would also be encouraging to have a female member of the armed forces as a member of the core team for The Avengers, who thus far have fairly traditionally gendered occupations: Bruce Banner is a nerdy scientist, Tony Stark and inveterate tinkerer who gets with, and later promotes, the loyal woman who runs his life, Captain America is as archetypal a doughboy as has ever existed, while Natasha Romanov is a femme fatale. It would be fun to have a female fighter jock in that mix, particularly because adding Carol Danvers to the Marvel movie universe would give me a chance to agitate for Katee Sackhoff to play her.