Ronda Rousey's interest in playing the lead role in Marvel Studios' "Captain Marvel" film has generated headlines and Photoshopped images for weeks, but in case you thought she was just kidding around about the idea, the UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion is making it clear that she's as serious about this as she is when she steps into the Octagon.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Rousey spoke of her burgeoning acting career, including a co-starring role opposite Mark Wahlberg in the upcoming action film "Mile 22." "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," Rousey said.
Marvel Studios appears to have more time to make a decision regarding the "Captain Marvel" lead: Last week, it was announced that the film has moved release dates to March 8, 2019; the second time time it has been pushed to a later date. (Initially scheduled for July 6, 2018, it later moved to Nov. 2, 2018). No actors or director have been made official for "Captain Marvel," but Nicole Perlman ("Guardians of the Galaxy") and Meg LeFauve ("Inside Out") are on board to write the script.
Rousey, currently undefeated and next set to fight Holly Holm on Nov. 14, made her acting debut with a small role in 2014's "The Expendables 3," before appearing in "Furious 7" and the "Entourage" movie. She's also set to star in a remake of the cult classic "Road House;" taking on a similar role that Patrick Swayze played in the 1989 original.