Last week, current WWE Divas champion Eve Torres suggested in an interview to pop culture site With Leather that she could star in The Marine 4, a proposed installment of the WWE Studios action movie franchise. Such a part would make her the first Diva to snag a role in a WWE film; up until now, it's just been the guys who've been chosen to participate in the various projects.
Hey, it sounds like a intriguing idea, and certainly Torres' natural charisma and impressive victory on NBC military-reality show Stars Earn Stripes earlier this year makes her a ideal candidate for such a role. But it was just wishful thinking on her part, right?
Well, apparently not. Per PWInsider (via Wrestling Inc), the folks at WWE Studios are, in fact, considering producing a fourth Marine film, with a Diva, likely Eve, starring in it:
There has also been talk of doing a 4th movie in the Marine series but this one would star a WWE Diva, most likely Eve Torres. This is why Eve has mentioned the possibility of doing a WWE movie in recent media interviews.
This could potentially be a big deal for Torres.
Sure, the Marine films are mediocre at best, often filled with bad and unconvincing acting, far too many explosions and hilariously similar plots (someone is always trying to get a kidnapped female family member back). But the franchise remains the cornerstone of the struggling film division, with the first couple of Marine movies being two of only three WWE Studios to ever make a profit.
The third installment of the franchise, The Marine: Homefront, starring Mike "The Miz" Mizanin is due out this spring (via The Miz on Twitter). And with a talented director in The Condemned's Scott Wiper and an appealing leading man (on-set photos show Miz looking enough like classic '80s action star Michael Biehn to make you think he can pull this off) should hopefully deliver good results too.
That WWE would be willing to trust Torres with such an important role speaks volumes about the company's faith in her and her abilities.
Using a female Marine for the first time is also an interesting and original concept that could revamp the series, as well as setting a good example to the company's young female fans, many of whom look up to Divas like Torres and would love to see her play an empowered woman in a feature film.
It sounds like a great idea on paper. But what would the plot be? Wait. I got it.
"They have a hostage! It's my boyfriend!"