About a month ago champion fighter and IRL superhero Ronda Rousey said in a Reddit AMA she wanted to be Captain Marvel. It didn't take long for the fan art to start flooding in and for the Internet to light up with wild possibilities. Today IGN interviewed Marvel President Kevin Feige, and when asked about Rousey's Marvel campaign, he said "I love it."
"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."
Regarding her acting experience (she was wonderful in this year's Furious 7, and can also be seen in Expendables 3 and Entourage), Fiege said:
"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," Feige said. "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."
The film is slated for a Nov. 2, 2018 release, and the casting won't happen until next year, but this gives us plenty of hope. Will Ronda Rousey be cast as Captain Marvel for real for real? Can't think of anyone better for the role.