Ronda Rousey Wants To Play Samus in a METROID Movie
UFC fighter Ronda Rousey has transitioned from the ring (or the cage, or the Octagon, or whatever they call it) to the big screen with small roles in movies like The Expendables 3, Furious 7, and Entourage. She has a few more movie projects lined up, including a comedy with Tina Fey, a remake of Road House, an action movie with Mark Wahlberg, and a biopic about her own life, but there's another role she has her eye on: Samus Aran in a film adaptation of the classic video game Metroid.
Never mind that no such movie is actually in development right now. In an interview with GameSpot, that's who Rousey mentioned as the character she'd want to play in a video game 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.
She also mentioned that she wanted to star in the Warcraft movie, but even though she was too late, she got into the game anyway:
It's funny because they were making a Warcraft movie, I was like "I want to do that!" That's what made me start playing World of Warcraft. And so I got into it backwards like that. It started out as role research for something I knew I would never get--I didn't have time or they were already filming it. It's kinda cool when two worlds connect like when they make a movie based on a book, and you go buy the book because you know if the book is being made into a movie it must be pretty good.
I hate to say this because it's going to come off as harsh, but here's the thing about Ronda Rousey: she's not a very good actress. I don't know if you watched the episode of SNL that she hosted a little while back, but it was rough. She's basically just played "the woman who can fight" in the movies she's appeared in thus far, and she has absolutely none of the natural charisma of someone like Dwayne Johnson, who also transitioned from a more physical career to become a movie star. I don't want to see Rousey as Samus, because I don't think she can bring anything to the role beyond physicality.
What do you think? Would Rousey make a good Samus?