Ronda Rousey Wants to Play Captain Marvel


These days it’s pretty common to hear an actor volunteering themselves for a coveted role in an upcoming comic book movie, and most of the time, this kind of self-promotion usually amounts to nothing. But every now and then, an idea takes hold in the public and eventually wins over the filmmakers as well. During a recent Reddit AMA, MMA star Ronda Rousey let it be known that she would love to play Miss Marvel… er… Captain Marvel. Which is pretty convenient considering that Marvel still has yet to cast that role in their upcoming movie. Anyway, it didn’t take long for the internet to respond with a flood of Photoshop jobs and fan-created concept art. Yesterday, even Kevin Smith decided to lend his support, which means now it’s gotta happen… right?

A couple of days ago, Ronda Rousey took to Instagram to share some of her favourite fan-made images of herself playing Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel:

Since then, the internet hype has continued to build. Clearly Rousey has a lot of fans out there, but is she the right person for the role? She previously appeared in The Expendables 3, Furious 7 and Entourage, and although she also plans to star in her own biopic, at this point her acting leaves much to be desired. However, perhaps there is something to be said for casting a female superhero who actually brings the appropriate physical attributes to the table. Would you like to see Ronda Rousey play Captain Marvel?

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  • Jason Black

    With the right director she would be good.
    Over to you Mr Cheel
    Just finish stroking “How To Build A Time Machine” into life 1st please…

  • I’ve only seen her in entourage, and she didn’t impress me much there. But who knows, maybe she just need a more inspired script.

  • LordAwesome

    The obvious choice is Daddario.