In a recent AMA on Reddit, UFC Woman’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey was asked who she would want to be if she could play in a movie as any superhero. Her response was, “well… a lot of the good ones have been taken, but I’d like to vie for Miss Marvel.” Now we know that Marvel has a Phase 3 Captain Marvel movie set to be released in 2018. That got me thinking, would Ronda Rousey be a good fit to play the lead for that film?
The Short Answer: NO!
Now I know that sounds harsh but the reason I say this is simply because Ronda does not have much experience in the field of acting and movies. So far, she’s been in Expendables 3, Furious Seven, and played herself in Entourage. With this being Marvel’s first ever female solo film, they better make sure they put someone who will do an AMAZING job. The woman that is hired for that role needs to be able to hold her own on the screen against Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch, and Scarlett Johansen. Don’t get me wrong, Ronda Rousey has a TON of star power right now, but I just don’t think she has the “it” factor that this character needs to have. All this is not to say that my mind can’t be changed. If she were to play in a movie role in the next year that just blew me away, I could see myself voting for her.
How to Effectively Use Ronda in a Marvel Movie
Just like with George St-Pierre in Captain America: Winter Soldier, I think it would be awesome if Ronda made some kind of cameo as a small villain. It would be hilarious to see Ronda beat up on Captain America because he refuses to hit a girl, only to see Black Widow beat her up immediately after. It would be awesome if they even let Ronda do a Judo throw on Chris Evans…As long as she doesn’t crack one of his ribs!
Here’s a video of Ronda Rousey crushing someone’s ribs!