Now, Captain Marvel may not be the most high-profile Marvel movie heading our way in the next few years - take a bow, Captain America: Civil War - but that doesn't mean it's missing out on its full share of speculation. After all, there's hardly an actress in Hollywood who hasn't been linked to the role of Carol 'Captain Marvel' Danvers over the past year or two, with the likes of Emily Blunt, Natalie Dormer, Yvonne Strahovski, Katheryn Winnick and Katee Sackhoff all being particular fan favorites for the part.
The latest actress to be feted as a potential Carol Danvers, however, is actually more famous for her ability to beat the snot out of people in a UFC ring than for the length of her acting career.What's more, it turns out that she's actually been approached to play the hero - just not in quite the way you'd imagine...
Ronda Rousey Was Reportedly Asked to Play Captain Marvel...in a Porno
Yup, that's right. Porn parody impresario Axel Braun - he of Batman XXX: A Porn Parody infamy - has reportedly offered Rousey a whopping $5 million to appear - and have sex on-screen - in his upcoming "movie," Captain Marvel XXX: A Porn Parody.
Which, you'd have to imagine, was most likely met with the stone-faced displeasure of that image above, and quite possibly some sort of sound thrashing.
The Kind of Terrible Part of All of This, Though?
Well, for one thing, there's the fact that Braun's approach of Rousey seems to illustrate a whole lot of disrespect on his part, seeing as she's not only a sports star at the very top of her game, but one who's also been steadily building a very respectable film career; meaning the chances of her actually accepting his offer are slim to none. Notably, he hasn't been emailing Emily Blunt or Natalie Dormer that same offer, which suggests he thinks Rousey is somehow more likely to say yes. That is definitely offensive in some way, even if it's a little unclear exactly why.
The even more ridiculous thing, though?
If Rousey were actually offered the real role of Captain Marvel, in the Marvel Studios production that's coming soon? Well, there's virtually no chance she'd make anything close to $5 million, what with Marvel Studios being notoriously tight with their purse strings...
Either way, this is all kind of a downer...
What do you reckon, though?