At just 28 years old, Ronda Rousey has already proven she's an absolute force to be reckoned with. After championing the UFC Women's Bantamweight rankings and scoring Fighter of the Year at the ESPY's, she's smashed her way to the top of the game and become something of a superhero in her own right. Certainly not down with the confinements of a ring, it would seem that Rousey has set her next goal rather far away. Another universe kind of far.
Over the last year, the celebrated fighter has transitioned into the movie bizz and taken on progressively larger roles, moving from The Expendables 3, Fast & Furious 7 and Entourage to the upcoming Mile 22, where she will star opposite Mark Wahlberg, and Road House. As it turns out, these progressions are but strategic stepping stones to her ultimate goal: the role of Captain Marvel.
Talking to Entertainment Tonight, she said:
"I'm really looking forward to doing my first starring role opposite Mark Wahlberg. Hopefully by the time Captain Marvel comes around, I will have enough experience and skills in the field for them to really seriously consider me."
Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel studios is reportedly pretty stoked Rousey is campaigning for the role, but says they haven't seriously started casting considerations yet. But what do you think? Could she qualify for the role of one of Marvel's most powerful and prominent heroines? Let's take a look at some of the pros...
1. She knows how to slam a bitch!
And proved it by smashing Cat Zingono into oblivion after 14 seconds. Plus her moves fit into a good, GIF-friendly length, like so:
2. Like Carol Danvers, she's a sassy, independent lady, kicking ass in an arena dominated by men
And she's got the poster to prove it!
3. She's experienced at sluggin' it out with supervillains
Wouldn't want to get on her bad side, that's for sure.
4. As the coach on The Ultimate Fighter she has already experienced serving a premiere super-team
So she could slot in with The Avengers quite nicely.
5. She could update Captain Marvel's signature look?
Well, it would certainly be a unique take on the black one-piece. Add a red scarf and swap the gold bracelet for a lightening bolt, and kaboom, box office draw!
Captain Marvel is slated for release in 2019, so plenty of time to argue your view.