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Brie Larson admits she’d “love” to play Samus in potential Metroid movie

Published: 24/Jul/2020 7:26 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:29

by Isaac McIntyre

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Brie Larson isn’t shy in admitting she would “love” to play iconic Metroid heroine Samus Aran in a live-action blockbuster movie based on the Nintendo franchise, and called for the game devs to “sign her up” for the potential project.

Larson said she has been keen to play the character “for years”. In fact, Samus is one of her favorite video characters of all time, she admitted during an appearance on in-game Animal Crossing talk show ‘Animal Talking’ with Gary Whitta.

“Oh, I would love that [to play Samus] so much. I would definitely want to make that movie, definitely want to participate in that project,” she said, before addressing the Metroid devs directly. “Nintendo, once again, I would love to do it.”

“Samus was always my character that I played in Super Smash Bros. and I just love her,” she said. “I was Samus for Halloween two years ago. It was $20, I bought it off Amazon… I was excited about it [so] I posted it, and people lost their minds.”

As Larson mentioned, the Animal Crossing-driven tease isn’t the first time she’s called for a Nintendo link-up. In 2018, before the Oscar-winning actress had been cast as Marvel hero Carol Danvers, she posted a photo of herself in a Samus outfit.

The Halloween photo got tongues wagging, with many Metroid fans immediately calling for Nintendo to get out the papers and ink a deal. Larson admits she “definitely [hasn’t] put a squash to that” either; she’s just as eager as the Nintendo fandom.

Nintendo’s 1986 game title, which has had multiple sequel installments in the past 34 years, has never made its way to the silver screen. There was nearly a version released all the way back in the mid-2000s, but it fell by the wayside.

Samus Aran is the main character in Nintendo's Metroid series.
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Brie Larson says she would “love” to play Nintendo’s iconic Samus Aran in a potential Metroid movie.

Larson may not have inked any official deal with the game devs so far ⁠— that we know of ⁠— but that doesn’t she wouldn’t have time to do it if Nintendo tapped her for her dream role.

Apart from the planned Captain Marvel follow-up, which IMDB suggests has a tentative 2022 release date, the 30-year-old has only a few major projects on the horizon for the foreseeable future.

The only one which could cut time down for a Metroid movie is Amazon Studios show ‘Victoria Woodhull’. Larson is set to produce and star in the historical series.

It will follow the story of its eponymous character Woodhull (Larson). She was the first female candidate for the presidency of the United States. The Amazon production has no shooting dates announced yet, however.

Brie Larson playing Captain Marvel in the MCU.
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Brie Larson has shot to superstar status after playing Captain Marvel in the MCU.

Metroid isn’t the only series Larson has expressed interest in joining if it ever hits the big screen either. As fans may be able to tell, Captain Marvel loves playing Animal Crossing. She said she’d be “open” to a role in any potential New Horizons movies.

Larson has also teased a big role in the Star Wars universe in recent times. The franchise’s new ‘High Republic’ era is expected to hit the silver screen after its initial book run; perhaps the Marvel star could be its first new hero.

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Spider-Verse producer wants Spider-Man: Miles Morales glitches in sequel

Published: 28/Nov/2020 19:29

by Theo Salaun

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The transformational glitches in Spider-Man: Miles Morales are pretty hilarious. So hilarious, in fact, that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s producer, screenplay and story writer, Phil Lord, wants to use them in the hit movie’s sequel.

Lord and his filmmaking duo, Christopher Miller, are no strangers to animation or comedy. With titles like Spider-Verse, Lego Movie, and 21 Jump Street under their shared filmmaking belt, it’s no wonder that the two are unafraid of getting a little weird with the animated Spider-Man flick’s sequel.

And if you want inspiration for red and blue weirdness, look no further than the Miles Morales game. Playable on PS4 and PS5, the title has apparently been a massive success, with 97 percent of Google users enjoying it. While people are typically annoyed with launch day bugs, the issues with this one are just too funny to chastise. 

With weird, viral videos of players transforming into various inanimate objects, it was actually a transformation of a patio heater that caught Lord’s eye. Now, it appears that “Heater Parker” could become a reality in Spider-Verse 2.

Since the original Spider-Verse movie was chock-full of absurdities and goofy odes to different genres or pop-culture references, invoking a video game’s glitch should be no problem. And, as far as content goes, few things evoke comedic surrealism as much as a patio heater using a web to swing from building to building in New York City.

For Lord, at least, the randomized development mistake appears too funny to ignore as film inspiration: “We’re putting this in Spider-Verse 2 if we have any self-respect at all.”

Hopefully, he and Miller have as much self-respect as the title’s developers, Insomniac Games, have humility. In response to Lord’s tweet, which has since gone viral, the game’s makers couldn’t help but acknowledge their imperfections with a pun.

While we were under the impression that patio heaters were meant to heat patios, not hearts, the Insomniac reflection remains accurate: this silly, inanimate object glitch is “equally as embarrassing as it is heartwarming.”

But, above all else, they’re just funny. It could legitimately be one of gaming and cinema’s greatest, most randomly inspired crossovers if Spider-Verse 2 involves an alternate dimensional Heater Parker.