Brie Larson desires to play Samus Aran in a live-action Metroid movie. The Captain Marvel actress has brought it up more often than once over the years and Nintendo fans really want it to happen, specially after she brought it up again in a new interview. Things went overboard when she dressed as the iconic video game character for Halloween in 2018, which spawned a ton of fan artwork. And when it comes to artwork, BossLogic could be the right person for the work.
Brie Larson was asked about the Metroid movie in a recent interview. The interviewer says, “They all want one to play Samus, Brie. They all want you to take a Metroid movie.” Nintendo fans have been seeking a Metroid movie for decades now, now they all want Larson as Samus Aran. Larson had this to state about the chance for a movie.
“I would love that so much. So, I was Samus for Halloween two years ago… It was literally a $20 costume I bought off of Amazon, it was like nothing. I was so excited about it, and so I posted a picture of it on Instagram of me and the costume and it turned into this thing of people being like ‘Woah!’ She was always my character that I played as in Super Smash Bros. and I just loved her. So that whole thing started and I’ve definitely not put a squash to that story and I definitely want to make that movie, I definitely want to participate in that. So, Nintendo, once again, I would love to do it!”
Nintendo should jump on this opportunity. It’s not every day that an Academy Award winning actress is providing up her services for a gaming movie. Big screen adaptations don’t also have the best background, but they have now been seen in a better light over the past couple of years. Sonic the Hedgehog could be the latest gaming movie going to theaters and receive critical acclaim. It would be the highest grossing gaming movie of them all dad it not been pulled from theaters prematurely.
As for a Metroid movie, it’s been discussed numerous times. Back in 2004, John Woo was mounted on direct. However, there have been no updates since that time with only blips on the radar when Brie Larson brings it up. Whenever Larson does discuss it, Metroid starts to trend and the Nintendo fans decide to try social media to back the actress and her pursuit to make the movie a real thing.
One fan seems to have summed it up best when he says, “I mean, imagine this: an action-horror movie with Alien vibes in a lonely and terrifying planet, with a hero journey, and Brie Larson respecting and once you know the character that’s Samus Aran. How awesome would that be…” This appears to be on the top of a quantity of wish lists at the moment. Maybe now Nintendo will start the development process again. You can browse the interview with Brie Larson above, because of Gary Whitta’s YouTube channel.