Should undefeated UFC Champ Ronda Rousey become Captain Marvel? The fighter sure seems to think so. And now she's showing off some of her superhero moves in a new photo shoot for Self Magazine. She is currently considered the most dangerous woman on the planet. And even Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has said he might consider bringing her into the MCU. If you're on the fence about Rousey taking on the role of Carol Danvers, you might want to peruse these latest photos first. She knows how to throw a punch. And that physique is going to look great in cosmic spandex.
Some fans have questioned Ronda Rousey's acting ability, but Hollywood sure hasn't. In the past two years, she has appeared in some high profile blockbusters starting with a co-starring role in last year's hit sequel The Expendables 3. This past summer, she appeared as her self in Entourage, and she was part of the ensemble Furious 7 cast. On the horizon, she will play herself in the biopic My Fight/Your Fight. She also has the action thriller Mile 22 coming in 2016. And she will take over the Patrick Swayze role in a remake of Road House. But getting to take on a Marvel superhero would be the crown jewel in this ass-kicker's cinematic resume. About starring opposite Mark Wahlberg in Mile 22 and possibly taking on Captain Marvel, the actress had this to say.
"I'm really looking forward to doing my first starring role opposite Mark Wahlberg. Hopefully by the time Captain Marvel comes around, I will have enough experience and skills in the field for them to really seriously consider me."
While promoting the Blu-ray and DVD release of Avengers: Age of Ultron a few weeks ago, Kevin Feige held a Q&A session, where he spoke about a number of Marvel projects. After the Q&A, the producer and Marvel Studios President spoke with IGN, where he was asked about UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey being interested in playing Captain Marvel. When asked what he thinks about her love for the character, Kevin Feige had this to say.
"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."
Captain Marvel is set for release on November 2, 2018, so we still have more than three years before Marvel's first female-lead superhero movie hits theaters. While a director hasn't come on board yet, the studio has set Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve to write the script. Over the past year or so, several actresses have been rumored for the Captain Marvel role, including Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Katheryn Winnick and, most recently, Rebecca Ferguson, who is said to be the studio's top choice. The producer confirmed that they actually haven't started meeting actors quite yet. Take a look at these latest photos. Does Ronda Rousey have what it takes to play Captain Marvel in the MCU.