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Marvel executive on fan-inspired campaign to cast Ronda Rousey as new Captain Marvel: 'I love it'

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He didn't say "yes," but then again, he didn't say, "no" either. So let's go with a solid maybe!

Marvel Studios producer Kevin Feige has weighed in on a fan-inspired campaign to land Ronda Rousey the "Captain Marvel" role in upcoming film. And while he didn't exactly welcome the UFC women's Bantamweight champion with open arms, he did express interest.

"I love it. That happens occasionally, and I think that's a testament more to the strength of the characters," Feige said during an interview with IGN.

"You look at the ways we've cast our films in the past and it's always about who's the best person to inhabit the character.... For us, it's sitting down with people and starting to meet people and as the script takes shape and as we start to build who the character should be and finding the right person to match it up."

How did this whole Rousey-as-Captain Marvel thing get started anyway?

Well, actually, Rousey kind of got the ball rolling herself. During a Reddit AMA back in August, the UFC superstar responded to the fan question: "If you were to be in a superhero movie, which hero would you play?"

She answered, "Well... a lot of the good ones have been taken, but I'd like to vie for Miss Marvel."

It didn't take long for the imagination of fans to take over from there:

Rousey has posted numerous fan-made art on her Twitter and Instagram social media accounts, further fuelling interest in her involvement in the film.

So, just who or what the heck is Captain Marvel?

According to Marvel Studios, she is the reincarnation of the comic book character Carol Danvers, making her debut in graphic novels back in 1968. She used to be a United States Air Force security chief right before an explosion exposed her to Kree technology and turned her into Captain Marvel. She is known to have superhuman abilities that include strength and flight. Those were said to have surfaced after her DNA was infused with a Kree alien.

Yup, sounds exactly like Rousey.

Captain Marvel is scheduled for theaters on Nov. 2, 2018. Nobody has been cast for any of the roles yet, according to Feige.