MMA Fighter Ronda Rousey Wants to Play Samus in Metroid Movie

By James O Malley on at

Mixed Martial Arts star and actress Ronda Rousey has expressed an interesting playing Samus Aran, if they ever decide to make a movie based on the Metroid series.

Speaking to GameSpot to plug the new EA Sports UFC fighting game, she was asked what video game movie adaption she would most like to be in. "I've always wanted to be Samus. That would be badass", she is quoted as saying, explaining, "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."

As a near-undefeated fighter and actor (she appeared in both Expendables 3 and Furious 7), she sounds like she'd be a good fit for a fast-paced action adventure. Though we hope that if Nintendo do decide to make a movie, they stick to the original vision and make it exclusively side-scrolling. [Gamespot via Den of Geek]