Ronda Rousey wants to play Samus in a Metroid movie


It’s no secret that UFC fighter and actor Ronda Rousey is also a gamer, known mostly for playing World of Warcraft and Pokemon. In an interview with GameSpot for EA Sports UFC 2, Mat Paget asked her what movie based on a video game would she like to star in. She responded with Metroid.

“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.”

When Metroid was released for the NES in 1986 (30th anniversary!), many players assumed Samus was a man considering the vast majority of male protagonists in video games at the time. Upon completing the game, however, expectations were shattered when her helmet (or suit depending on how you beat the game) came off, and there was a woman underneath it the whole time!


While there are no talks for a Metroid movie at this time, the franchise has been in a drought since 2010 with the controversial Metroid: Other M being the last game released. Thankfully we have Metroid Prime: Federation Force coming to 3DS despite its harsh audience reaction.

As for Rousey, do you see her as the famed galactic bounty hunter, or would you rather see someone else in the role? The comments are below, do your thing.


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