I also want Ronda Rousey to play Samus from Metroid.
Gamespot just posted an interview with deposed women’s champion Ronda Rousey, who has recently emerged from media exile since her loss to Holly Holm in Melbourne late last year. In the past month she’s appeared on Ellen, Saturday Night Live and Sports Illustrated. Now she’s helping promote EA Sports UFC 2.
Ronda loves video games — that’s a fairly well documented fact. In particular she’s a huge Pokemon and World of Warcraft fan. In the Gamespot interview she talks video games, streaming and movies, but as a huge Metroid fan, this might be my favourite quote.
On which video game character she’d like to play in a movie:
I’ve always wanted to be Samus. That would be badass. I love how people found out later that it was a hot chick on the inside. And then most of the day you’re in a suit, so you can just hang out and eat donuts and be the star of Metroid. I hope they make a movie out of that.
Ronda’s been hit and miss onscreen so far, but I remain a big fan. I also think her playing Samus would be great casting if a movie like that ever got made. I doubt it though. It’s hard enough to convince Nintendo to make a Metroid video game, let alone a movie. And when you consider how burned Nintendo were with the Super Mario Bros movie the chances of a Metroid movie being greenlit are slim-to-none.