Smith Behind Rousey For “Captain Marvel”

Tyrese Gibson hasn’t been the only one championing for a superhero role in recent months as UFC women’s champion Ronda Rousey has been pushing hard lately to star as Captain Marvel in the upcoming Marvel Studios film.

It began with her admission during a Reddit AMA session and was followed by her posting a bunch of fan-made art of her in character as Carol Danvers on Instagram. Now she has someone else behind her – Kevin Smith. TMZ caught up with the filmmaker who says:

“You see her in that picture? C’mon. You don’t even need to think at this point. There’s an image. We can see it. She looks amazing. Lord knows she’s one of the only people who would play a superhero that would actually beat the s–t out of somebody. I would like to see it happen.”

It isn’t known if the actress would be considered for the part, though she has been popping up in numerous films of late from “Furious 7” to “Entourage” to “The Expendables 3” and will next be seen in “Mile 22” next year.

The “Captain Marvel” movie is currently targeting a 2018 release.