Professional ass-kicker, Ronda Rousey, has been popping up in geek news feeds a lot lately. The MMA superstar made a comment on a recent Reddit AMA in which she stated she’d love to play Carol Danvers in Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel movie. Almost immediately afterwards, fans started Photoshopping Rousey in the characters costume. Rousey shared the renderings online, and has now pushed her initial comment into a personal online campaign for the role.
A lot of fans are head over heels with Rousey (who is admitted geek herself toting love for Pokemon, Dragonball Z, and Game of Thrones) and are quite taken with the idea of her playing Marvel’s butt-kicking babe – sold on the idea that she looks the part and has the physicality to be a believable on screen super hero. Even famed director and comic book writer, Kevin Smith, has come out to endorse his support for the actress / Ultimate Fighting Champion.
Smith, a well noted geek and life long comic fan, said that he thought Rousey would make for a superb live-action Captain Marvel, telling TMZ:
“You see her in that picture? Come on. You don’t even need to think at this point, there’s an image. Lord knows she’s one of the only people who would play a superhero that could actually beat the s–t out of somebody.
I would like to see it happen. Seems like she has a good head on her shoulders, she followed a dream — and holy s–t, she’s an ass-kicker.”
If that doesn’t sound like a superhero, I don’t know what is.”
You can view Smith comments in the video below:
When Silent Bob speaks it’s not exactly gospel. He generally thinks all ideas are good because he’s a ridiculously nice guy who thinks everyone deserves a chance at what they want to do (having been an early supporter of Ben Affleck as Batman and recently giving praise to The Fantastic Four reboot). But still, the buzz surrounding Rousey for Miss Marvel are reaching critical mass. It’s a wonder if Marvel will actually consider her.
Rousey is awesome to the max, but her acting ability borderlines on mediocre. She has played several roles like Fast 7 and Expendable 3, and the Entourage movie. This would perhaps be too be big of a role for a relatively new actress to be vying for.
What do you think – do you want to see Rousey as Captain Marvel? Let us know in the comments below.
Captain Marvel hits theaters on November 2, 2018.