Never underestimate the power of the Internet. From Neill Blomkamp’s Aliens sequel to Tim Miller’s R-rated Deadpool film, in recent years we’ve witnessed the ramifications of something going viral that, despite all odds, produces an end product after setting the Internet ablaze. Now that Ronda Rousey’s recent Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) has caused quite the stir, could the MMA star be leading the line of actresses in contention for Captain Marvel? Instagram certainly thinks so.
Taking to her personal account a few days ago, Rousey unveiled a series of fan-made concept art that imagined her in the role of one Carol Danvers. It’s stirring stuff, and considering that the fan-favorite has 4.6 million followers at the time of writing, it’d be foolish to think that this battle cry will go unheard.
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With minor roles in both The Expendables 3 and Furious 7, Rousey is no stranger to the silver screen, and the 28-year-old undoubtedly boasts the physicality to play a Captain Marvel that is at once convincing and formidable. The only question now is, will the Marvel suits stand up and take notice of the actress’ online petition? Time will tell. In the meantime, here’s the concept art in question that imagines Rousey in the title role.
Then again, Marvel is known for its unyielding approach to its shared cinematic universe, with films and their respective connections planned months if not years in advance. Surely the company employs a similar strategy with its casting, and although Ronda Rousey would certainly appease a vocal corner of the Internet, it’s likely that Marvel will set its sights on someone with a higher profile to topline its first female-led superhero film.
Captain Marvel has been slated for release on November 2, 2018.