After dominating both the UFC and WWE, Ronda Rousey is now eyeing success in the glamorous world of Hollywood. Reports have emerged that the MMA legend is in talks to be part of the world-famous Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to the Giant Freakin Robot website, Rousey is negotiating with the multi-billion-dollar franchise for a future project. She’s expected to play the super-strong warrior Thundra in the upcoming Captain America: New World Order film. Thundra is a time traveler who comes from an alternate dystopian future. The character is linked to the Hulk and there are rumors about if the movie will have a Bruce Banner appearance.
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Ronda Rousey as Thundra in the MCU
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Rousey feels like a natural choice to play such a strong character on-screen. Her martial arts background could come in handy while portraying Thundra in the MCU. Fans are now eagerly waiting to see “The Baddest Woman on the Planet” taking out her enemies on the big screen.
By signing up with the Superhero film franchise, Rousey will be following in the footsteps of some of WWE’s biggest names. Batista, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and John Cena are some of the professional wrestling stars who managed to land major roles in the superhero world. Batista played the fan-favorite Drax the Destroyer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. John Cena and Dwayne Johnson played Peacemaker and Black Adam respectively for the DCEU.
Damn it’s crazy that John Cena, The Rock and Batista are all actors and all three are playing comic book characters. That rules!!! pic.twitter.com/WerdNGZYli— ЦПΉIПGΣD_ӨMΣGΛ (Anti-Hero Arc) (@Villainofmylife) April 15, 2021
Captain America: New World Order is expected to release on May 3rd, 2024. There are speculations that Marvel might postpone the release date due to superhero movie fatigue.
Ronda Rousey’s acting career so far
Despite being a full-time competitor, Rousey was able to find time for her acting career. She made brief appearances on the shows Honoo-no Taiiku-kai TV, Drunk History, Blind Sport, and 9-1-1. Her famous movie roles came in the films Expendables 3 and Furious 7. Rousey played a nightclub bouncer named Luna in Expendables 3 alongside Jason Statham and Barney Rose.
She played a Security Head named Kara in the Fast and Furious franchise. The MMA legend has also appeared in films like Entourage, Mile 22, and Charlie’s Angels. She was also part of a documentary about her life named: “Through My Father’s Eyes: The Ronda Rousey Story” in 2016.
Rousey is currently part of WWE’s Smackdown roster. She’s teaming up with her friend Shayna Baszler and is wreaking havoc on Friday nights. WrestleMania 39 plans for Rousey as of now are unclear.