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Interview: Summer talks about joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Interview: Summer talks about joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Interview: Summer talks about joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Ahead of her appearance at Rhode Island Comic Con this weekend, Summer did a phone interview with Craig S. Semon for online news website

In this interview, Summer recounts with great emotion and sincerity her meeting with Joss Whedon and her acting debuts in Angel and later in Firefly. The mother of lil' Milena (who is now 20 months) also talks about the prospects of a Firefly reunion and joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a superheroine or supervillain.

Here are a few excerpts from the interview:

“When I first came to LA, and I started going to different casting offices and different classes here and there, they would always say, ‘You have an Old World quality about you.’ And, I’d say, 'Oh, yes. It’s my dream to be in period films,’ ” Glau recalled. “And a year down the road, I meet Joss Whedon (the creator of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and I find myself in the world of science-fiction, which ended up treating me very well.”

“There are definitely parts of me in River,” Glau said. “When I was cast as River, I only had two pages of dialogue and that was it. There was a character definition but there wasn’t a script. Yet, when I read those two pages, I felt I knew who she was. I felt I knew how I wanted to play this character. It came very natural.

So why hasn’t Glau been cast as a superheroine or supervillain in the Marvel cinematic universe?

“I guess there’s a long, long, long line of amazingly talented women who have been waiting to work with Joss,” Glau said. “I’m just waiting for when they call in sick because then I would be available.”


You can read the full interview with Summer at!

11 Nov 2016
Total comments: 2
  Message #1 | Dennis MacFarlane | 11 Nov 2016, 13:23 GMT

Well if you ever came to vancouver BC Canada, and had a fan day for people to get to know you, day. I would find the time to see you day or night.....Im not sure what , being a celebrity is like, but you by far are my favorie reason to even consider a com con or anything like that. I hope all is well with you and and your family as im sure life is what it is even with you. Im not rich , good looking or anything of that realm, but i do enjoy how you portray the character in firefly doll house , and hope to see you in more dominant characters to come. have care and do reply if your able . and if not know i enjoy seeing your smile. Dennis

  Message #2 | chrisdvanne_ | 11 Nov 2016, 14:53 GMT

Hi Dennis, thanks for taking the time to post a comment! 

As you might know (or not), we're not Summer herself. We're a fan site. Summer has no social media account and no presence online.

She regularly appears at fan conventions in Canada, I hope one day you'll have the opportunity to finally meet her and tell her yourself how you admire her work  smile

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