UFC fighter Ronda Rousey has already expressed her interest in wanting to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain Marvel - and she has received immense support from fans who are rooting for her to take on the role. So, will we get to see the MMA fighter/ actress kicking some supervillain butt alongside The Avengers? Well, Marvel president Kevin Feige is not ruling out the idea.
Feige recently spoke about Rousey campaigning for the role and stated that such instances reflect the strength of the [Marvel] characters. "I love it. That happens occasionally, and I think that's a testament more to the strength of the characters," he told IGN.
"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."
When asked if Rousey really does have a shot at donning the Captain Marvel suit on screen, Marvel Studios producer Jeremy Latcham, quite diplomatically, explained that they will look at "the best person to inhabit the character." Now whether that ends up being Rousey, remains to be seen.
"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," the producer stated. (via ComicBookMovie)
He also added that the studio will start meeting people once the script and character takes shape. "We haven't necessarily started sitting down with people yet and meeting on that part," he added. Captain Marvel is slated to release on 2 November 2018. Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nicole Perlman (Guardians Of The Galaxy) are working on the screenplay for the film.