“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 when asked about the interest in the superhero’s casting.
Feige continued, “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.”
Rousey herself has expressed interest in tackling the role. During a Reddit AMA back in August, the MMA fighrer responded to a fan question, writing, “A lot of the good [superheroes] have been taken, but I’d like to vie for Miss Marvel!” She’s also posted fan-made art of herself as the half-Kree, half-human strongwoman on Instagram.
Captain Marvel is scheduled for theaters on Nov. 2, 2018. Feige said, “We haven’t necessarily started sitting down with people yet and meeting on that part.”