Top 11 Actresses Who Should Play Samus Aran

Is it me or have there been some really shitty video game adapted movies.  For the exception of the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider featuring Angelina Jolie and the Resident Evil film series (more of a guilty pleasure and a devoted fan of Milla Jovovich) most video game adapted movies suck.  Having said that, movies based on video games is something many gamers are interested in seeing.  In this case, Metroid.  Metroid isn’t a series I’ve really gotten into (for the exception of the Super Smash Bros. series) but I must admit that the story does intrigue me and that I would be interested in watching a live adaptation.  Here is a list of the top 10 actresses I would like to see play the role.

 1. Charlize Theron


She has definitely built up some credit as a great action heroine as well as an all around tough woman.  She’s played a lot of strong female leads; Aeon in Aeon Flux (2005), Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Anna in A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014), and Mary in Hancock (2008).   This would definitely be a role fit for her.

2. Kristanna Loken


Now, this is an actress whom I’ve hated the majority of her movies but it isn’t because she’s a bad actress.  They were just terrible movies.  However, she displayed that she doesn’t mind physical work and she’s played some pretty strong female characters (the best being the T-X in Terminator: Rise of the Machines).  If the film is put into production Loken would definitely be a good choice.

3. Emily VanCamp


VanCamp has shown herself to be quite a diverse actress, her more prominent roles being Sharon Carter / Agent 13 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Emily Thorne / Amanda Clarke in the serial drama Revenge.  These two roles alone make her worthy as a casting choice for the legendary bounty hunter.

4. Laura Vandervoort


I like Laura Vandervoort because she can play both a soft, vulnerable role and turn around a play a kickass role.  She was great in Smallville as Kara, Supergirl as Indigo / Brainiac, and in Bitten as Elena Michaels.  She’s shown herself to play superpowered beings fairly well.  Her being a bounty hunter in space with a highly advanced exoskeleton suit wouldn’t be too far of a stretch.

5. Ronda Rousey


I’ll happily add the UFC fighter to this list.  Sure she doesn’t really have a large list of films she’s done aside from her really cool role in The Expendables 3 and Furious 7 and her possible role in the upcoming Ms. Marvel film.  Still, she has a badass presence about her that would definitely help make the character standout.

6. Emily Blunt


Emily is a beauty and she can be a complete badass.  Let’s take a look at her in the movie Edge of Tomorrow as Rita Vrataski, a strong, serious, commanding woman that actually maintains her femininity.  That kind of quality would be great for Samus Aran.

7. Scarlett Johansson


This actress was a given.  Not only is she completely hot but she is a great action oriented actress.  Her most standout role is Black Widow of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Now imagine Black Widow wearing an exoskeleton suit with advanced weaponry, scouring the galaxy as a bounty hunter.  Sounds like a pretty cool concept right?

8. Jennifer Lawrence


Ever since her major debut as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games and Raven / Mystique in X-Men, Lawrence has been catapulted forward as a strong female lead actress who can definitely play Samus Aran.

9. Jennifer Aniston


This is a role that Aniston would be perfect for, played as perhaps an older Samus.  Aniston is more known for dramatic and comedic roles but this would be a great opportunity for her to be in the spotlight as a great action actress.

10. Katee Sackhoff


Best known for playing Lieutenant Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on Battlestar Galactica, Sackhoff is known for playing some pretty tough characters.  But I think another quality that qualifies her is the fact that she looks like Samus.

11. Gwyneth Paltrow


Gwyneth Paltrow makes this list for the simple fact that she is just too cool for words.  She is a fantastic actress and I have faith that someone as talented as herself can easily put such an iconic character under her belt.  When she was in the Iron Man suit in Iron Man 3, tell me she doesn’t look like Samus, minus the huge pauldrons.

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