Oh. My. Marvel.
The talk of who would be cast as Captain Marvel has been talked about for a while now, and fans have thrown around who they thought would most fit the role. One of those names that are thrown around is Ronda Rousey. The iconic MMA fighter herself has made it very clear in the past that she is interested in playing the role of Captain Marvel.
Ronda Rousey has been in a few movies with small roles in films such as Furious 7 and Entourage but it looks like she wants to take on a much, much bigger role than she has usually done. IGN asked producer Kevin Feige how he feels about Rousey campaigning for the role:
“I love it. That happens occasionally, and I think that’s a testament more to the strength of the characters. Going back to my early days at Marvel, there were always various people campaigning to be Wolverine. I guess that was pre-Twitter and pre-Internet days, but still for some reason would pop up in Wizard Magazine. Wizard Magazine would always have ‘this person wants to play this role!’ It’s a testament to how great the characters are that it appeals to such a wide range of talented, talented people.”
She does look like she has the physicality to play Captain Marvel, but does she have the talent? The question is what Marvel is looking for. To be honest they haven’t started meeting with actresses just yet, but It does sound like they would be interested in meeting with the MMA fighter to see if she would be fit for the part.
“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, whether that is an actor like Chris Hemsworth who bulks up, or a wrestler like Dave Bautista who played Drax who ends up being an amazing performer, an amazing actor and a clever and witty and pointed comedic actor.”
So, it’s not a yes but it’s a possibility. There have been mixed signals about Ronda Rousey being Captain Marvel from fans, but personally, she would make a very good Captain Marvel, and if she is not chosen for the role then it’s a given that Marvel has the perfect person in store.
Captain Marvel is said to release on November 2, 2018.