Well-known fan artist BossLogic has imagined what Brie Larson would look like as Samus Aran in a potential Metroid movie. While Larson is set to star in Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel, the actress recently expressed interest in portraying another classic character in video game icon Samus Aran in a Metroid movie. This revelation came after Larson dressed up as the character’s Zero Suit version for Halloween this year and responded to a fan who hoped to see a movie adaptation of the long-running game series.
While Larson will no doubt be busy with her Captain Marvel role for quite some time, even appearing in what will likely be a key role in the as-of-yet untitled Avengers 4, should her solo efforts as the character prove popular enough (and given it’s a Marvel film, this seems extremely likely) perhaps Larson can use the success of that to get a Metroid film made. Either way, while no film has been officially announced, the dream casting has led to a ton of fan speculation as to what Larson could look like in the role, and that now includes fan art by none other than BossLogic himself.
Posted by BossLogic on his Twitter account, the artist has imagined what Larson could look like as the iconic Samus Aran from the Metroid games. Larson herself even responded to the artwork with her own tweet, telling BossLogic, “You’re making all my dreams come true!” For a look at BossLogic’s rendition of Larson as Samus, look below:
While the artwork certainly captures the spirit of the character and gives fans more reason to want Larson in the role, it’s again important to note that no film has been officially announced. Perhaps the actress’s continued enthusiasm for the role could change that, but fans will simply have to wait and see. Either way, video game movies do not exactly have a fantastic track record with fans or critics, so it would certainly be a risk for Larson to take on the role without a solid script or creative team behind it (though director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who’s currently developing a Metal Gear Solid film, has a wild idea for a film).
Regardless, Larson is an Oscar winning actress with a bright future ahead of her even beyond Captain Marvel and Avengers 4. While a Metroid film would certainly be a passion project for her, perhaps it’s best to wait for video game movies to start producing quality end products (if they ever do). Otherwise, perhaps Larson and Metroid can go the route of so many other upcoming video game adaptations (including another potential Nintendo adaptation of Legend of Zelda) and look toward a television adaptation for the property.