UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who recently revealed her desire to play “Miss Marvel” in Marvel Studio’s upcoming superhero movie, has now taken her subtle campaigning for the role a step further.
Ever since the 28-year-old mentioned an interest in playing the popular female superhero in a Reddit AMA, the Internet has been wondering if she’s in the running for the uncast role. In fact, fans have been busy creating some marvelous fan art, depicting the undefeated champion as Marvel’s Carol Danvers.
In a bid to promote these stunning renditions, Rousey recently shared them on her Instagram account, thanking the artists for their brilliant work.
For those not immersed in the Avengers universe, Miss Marvel or Captain Marvel, is the code name for Carol Danvers, who receives superhuman abilities after being caught in the explosion of a piece of Kree technology. In comic books, she eventually becomes a member of the Avengers and continues to save the world with her newly acquired powers.
Although Rousey has appeared in Hollywood movies like The Expendables 3 and Furious 7, she’s probably not a serious contender for the role – compared to Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron and other numerous actresses rumored to be in the talks for the coveted role.
However, since this is Marvel’s first superhero movie headlining a female character from the comic book universe, Rousey’s strong persona might be well-suited for the character. As far as her acting talents are concerned, Marvel is known to take chances – for instance, casting Chris Pratt as Peter Quill.
Captain Marvel is scheduled to hit theaters toward the end of 2018, joining Marvel Studio’s other Phase Three movies, such as Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange and Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther.