Ronda Rousey has proven herself as a fighter by becoming the UFC Women’s Batamweight Champion and now she is proving herself as a actor. Following in the footsteps of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, she is using her physicality to open Hollywood doors as an action star. This has lead her to co-star with people with a similar career path like UFC champ turned actor Randy Couture in ‘The Expendables 3’ and The Rock himself in ‘Furious 7’. These parts are leading up to what she is hoping will be her defining role: Captain Marvel.

Captain Marvel is the female powerhouse of The Avengers who will be getting the Marvel Cinematic treatment in the midst of the two-part climax ‘Infinity War’. She is like Wonder Woman with a US military background. Rousey first expressed an interest in the role when asked what superhero she would like to play during a Reddit AMA a couple months back. Now at an interview with ET Online, Rousey admitted that she hopes her upcoming part in ‘Mile 22’ will make her more Marvel material:

“I’m really looking forward to doing my first starring role opposite Mark Wahlberg [in 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.

Every movie acts as an audition for the next one in a way so after ‘Mile 22’ Rousey is on to the ‘Road House’ remake. She isn’t without competion, however. A great many actors want to work for Marvel given their track record. Katheryn Winnick (The History Channel’s ‘Vikings’) and Bryce Dallas Howard (‘Jurassic World’) have also shown enthusiasm for the role. Who will play Captain Marvel has been the big question of Marvel casting ever since Tom Holland has been confirmed for Spider-Man. Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson are two other names that have been floated as rumors.

‘Captain Marvel’ has been pushed back to March 8, 2019 now that ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp‘ has been added to Marvel’s film schedule. This gives casting a longer window to commit and Rousey more time to improve her acting chops.