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Marvel executive on fan-inspired campaign to cast Ronda Rousey as new Captain Marvel: ‘I love it’

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He didn’t say “yes,” but then again, he didn’t say, “no” either. So let’s go with a solid maybe!
Marvel Studios producer Kevin Feige has weighed in on a fan-inspired campaign to land Ronda Rousey the “Captain Marvel” role in upcoming film. And while he didn’t exactly welcome the UFC women’s Bantamweight champion with open arms, he did express interest.
“I love it. That happens occasionally, and I think that’s a testament more to the strength of the characters,” Feige said during an interview with IGN.
“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…. 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.”
How did this whole Rousey-as-Captain Marvel thing get started anyway?
Well, actually, Rousey kind of got the ball rolling herself. During a Reddit AMA back in August, the UFC superstar responded to the fan question: “If you were to be in a superhero movie, which hero would you play?”
She answered, “Well… a lot of the good ones ….View original article