Not long ago, MMA fighter and actress Ronda Rousey revealed that she would love to play the role of Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This then led to numerous fans producing art of the actress as the fan-faorite charcter and a campaign by Rousey for the role. So, how does Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige feel about her campaign? While speaking with IGN, Feige revealed that he loves it.
“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.”
So, is there any chance that this could indeed happen? Kevin Feige further commented on the possibility of seeing Rousey as Carol Danvers.
“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.
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. We haven’t necessarily started sitting down with people yet and meeting on that part.”
While this by no means that Marvel will definitely meet with Rousey about the role, it does mean that it’s not entirely out of the question. The fan response seems to have been mixed so far but let us know what you think about Rousey as Captain Marvel in the comments below.