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Marvel Loves Ronda Rousey's Campaign For 'Captain Marvel'

Could Rousey be our newest Marvel superhero?

Ronda Rousey is basically already a superhero, but now she might've gotten a little closer to playing one in the movies.

During a Reddit AMA in August, Rousey, the UFC bantamweight champion, told fans she'd like to vie for the role of Captain Marvel. This led to a deluge of fan art, headlines and plenty of big advocates of the idea. Though, the latest supporter may be the biggest of all.

"I love it," said Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to IGN when asked about Rousey's campaign for the role

Feige said casting for the Marvel movies is all about finding "the best person to inhabit the character." He explained, "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."

number of actresses, including Emily Blunt and Bryce Dallas Howard, have already been rumored for the "Captain Marvel" movie, which is scheduled to come out in 2018. But in an interview with MTV, Feige said there wouldn't be any announcements this year.

Still, Feige also told MTV that fan lists can sometimes be "really enlightening." So keep that Rousey support coming!

"Avengers" baddie Thanos might as well tap out now.

"Captain Marvel" is set to hit theaters November 2018.

H/T IGN

 

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