Ronda Rousey, the undefeated MMA fighter, has been campaigning via social media, primarily Instagram, to try to nab the role of Captain Marvel in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is one of the first times crowd requests could push an actor through to playing a specific role in the cinematic universe.
The campaign came after a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) where Rousey said that she would love to play the titular character of the upcoming Marvel film. Soon after she received fan art of her in the iconic suit. Taking to Instagram she said,
“Since the Reddit AMA I’ve received so many bad-ass Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel edits! There were so many cool ones I couldn’t pick just one to share – here’s 1 series of 2 Big thank you to contributing artists: @bosslogix (two on right) and @salman.artworks (left).”
The character Rousey would play, Ms. Marvel a.k.a Carol Denvers, was a member of the United States Airforce who gained super-human powers — not too dissimilar to those of Superman — after an accident in which her DNA mixed with that of Captain Marvel.
By Alex Reid