Despite briefly flirting with the idea of fighting Ronda Rousey in the UFC last year it appears that Gina Carano’s immediate future lies firmly in Hollywood with at least two new movie roles confirmed for 2015 in addition to others already in post-production.
It’s just been announced that Carano has landed the part of ‘Angel Dust’ in the forthcoming Marvel movie Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds which will come out in February of next year.
That’s not all though as she also has a role in an upcoming Bruce Willis movie, ‘Extraction’ which begins filming next week.
In addition the 32 year-old has already finished shooting her role as a police officer in ‘Bus 657’opposite the likes of Robert De Niro and Kate Bosworth, and also features in ‘Kickboxer’, a remake of the cult 80’s movies starring Jean-Claude Van Damme which also stars Georges St. Pierre.
So, all that is likely to keep Carano busy for some time to come which is bad news for those hoping that the former Strikeforce and Elite XC star might be en-route to the UFC, but it’s good news for the UFC bantamweight division’s other contenders who are hoping to work their way into top contender status.
The big question now is what Rousey will do after her next fight with Cat Zingano at UFC 184 later this month. She’s already indicated that she’s got some big decisions to make afterwards regarding what comes next and presumably one of her options will be to continue pursuing her own burgeoning acting career with appearances in both ‘Entourage’ and ‘Furious 7’ already slated for a 2015 release.
A blockbuster fight with Carano could have tempted her to stay focused on her MMA career for now, but with Rousey having already demolished much of the rest of the competition at 135lbs there’s not many other attention grabbing fights for her out there at the moment.
With that in mind the UFC will no doubt be keeping their fingers crossed that Holly Holm makes an impressive UFC debut against Raquelle Pennington in the co-main event of UFC 184 as the former decorated boxing champion is one of the few fighters currently under contract who could be a potential threat to Rousey’s reign of dominance in the division.