It’s always fun to speculate a live action Metroid. Most arguments revolve around the actor, and if I had my say there is no way in hell it would be a "star." No Charlize Theron, no Michelle Rodriguez, blah blah blah.
Any Game of Thrones fans out there? Her character oozes presence and muscle, but Gwendoline is actually a pretty stunning femme fatale. Her build and demeanor make her a great choice for Samus IMO. Plus she’s a nerd. She’s gonna be in Star Wars. A fucking hot nerd.
I get it. "Samus is a sex idol! Even without zero suit. (zomg what’s she wearing under that armor!)" But realistically? Only in a fanboy’s wet dream. A woman in her position with her experience is not gonna be some permed up doll from Victoria’s Secret. She’s gonna be a wall built from a past of trauma and violence. Think about it.
Take Ripley for example (the obvious and most logical reference - I mean for fucks sake, Metroid was based on the Alien movies): not the first pick in the lineup in terms of cultural hotness, but Sigourney Weaver is pretty fine based on her ability to be a badass. Her androgynous features made her a sexy badass to both men and women. Also she’s a great actor...
Want a real movie with the possibility of a sequel and real cult following? You pick a nobody who’s hot for their abilities as an actor, not their looks.
You wanna make a Metroid movie that appeals to giddy teen boys and vapid bros? By all means, grab Cameron Diaz or any other Hollywood Barbie that would pass a Michael Bay screening.
SEXY SAMUS DERP - OC