It wasn’t too long ago that UFC star Ronda Rousey was banging the drum to secure the tile role in Captain Marvel. And though all has gone quiet on the Marvel front, the Furious 7 star has now expressed an interest in swapping costumed heroes for pixelated bounty hunters by headlining a potential Metroid movie as Samus Aran.
Word comes by way of GameSpot, who spoke to Rousey ahead of the launch of EA Sports UFC 2. During the interview, the outlet quizzed the sports star – a self-proclaimed video game fan – on which character she’d most like to play in a feature film.
Here’s what the UFC Bantamweight champ had to share:
“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.”
Alas, even considering the upcoming wave of video game adaptations, Nintendo – owner of the Metroid IP – has remained cautious of the practice after the abysmal Super Mario Bros. in ’93. However, there’s still hope for Rousey; Nintendo head honcho Shigeru Miyamoto recently claimed that the company would reconsider its approach to video game adaptations, with a live-action rendition of Samus Aran surely one property that’s best suited to the big screen.
Before any Metroid film comes to pass, though, Rousey will next be seen starring in a gender-swapped version of Road House, where she’ll play the hardboiled bouncer made famous by Patrick Swayze in the 1989 cult classic.