Ronda Rousey has been vocal about her interest in portraying a certain Marvel superhero. When asked which one she was interested in during an August Reddit AMA, Rousey said she’d like to vie for the role of Captain Marvel. Shortly after, the unbeaten UFC women’s bantamweight champion posted several fan-art renditions of her as the cherished superhero.
Marvel studios president Kevin Feige isn’t opposed to the idea either. “I love it,” Feige told IGN (via EW.) “That happens occasionally, and I think that’s a testament more to the strength of the characters.” Feige continued, “You look at the ways we’ve cast our films in the past and it’s always about who’s the best person to inhabit the character...For us, it’s sitting down with people and starting to meet people and as the script takes shape and as we start to build who the character should be and finding the right person to match it up.”
Since the film isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until November 2018, there’s still plenty of time for Rousey to petition for the role. “We haven’t necessarily started sitting down with people yet and meeting on that part,” said Feige. Bryce Dallas Howard has also expressed interest in playing Ms. Marvel.
As for Rousey, the unbeaten UFC women’s bantamweight champion recently became the first woman to grace the cover of Men’s Fitness in Australia.
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