As we all know, MMA fighter and actress Ronda Rousey really wants to be Captain Marvel in the MCU (here). And it looks like she has fans in the right places.
It seems that, as well as Kevin Smith liking the idea (here), Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige is aware of it and totally up for the idea too: “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.
“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.”
It’s interesting that he says the casting isn’t being looked at yet (do you believe him?) and hints that sometimes the choices aren’t always the most obvious.
Whatever happens, Rousey is bound to be pleased that she’s on Marvel’s radar if nothing else.