In an interview with CNET, Metroid Dread producer Yoshio Sakamoto was asked about the idea of a Metroid movie in the future. The question was asked in light of the recent Super Mario movie announcements. You may recall that Shigeru Miyamoto announced various cast members in a recent Nintendo Direct. These included names like Chris Pratt as the famous Mario and Jack Black as his pesky rival, Bowser.
This naturally led to the idea of bounty hunter Samus Aran having a movie of her own. So Yoshio Sakamoto was asked if he would like to see a Metroid movie in the future. His response was short and simple:
“So that is something very interesting. Personally, I hope that it does become a reality someday.”
The producer was also asked some other Metroid-related questions. One of them ponders whether Metroid Dread should be a closure or not.
“As long as the character Samus exists, I think her adventure will continue. I feel that Samus should continue her adventure, and that’s something that we would really need to put our best effort into.”
He went on to say that Metroid Dread should not be the end of the line, even though he confirmed that it does conclude the original 2D story arch.
“Metroid Dread does conclude the five-story arc that has been going on for 35 years. However, I feel that it’s not the ultimate end. There should be something that is able to continue the franchise and the universe. So yes, as long as your character Samus is loved, I would like to do what I have to do.”
Another interesting question posed to Yoshio Sakamoto in the interview delves into the series’ evolution. He was asked whether or not what he thinks it means to be a Metroid game has changed over the years. His answer focused on the evolution of the greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy:
“Did we have a very solid character or franchise image for Metroid and Samus, and did we really present it in the way that we wanted in the original game? I’m not really sure how to answer that. However, I feel that the character Samus has been developing over the years, and with all her adventures it really deepened my understanding on what kind of character Samus is, and her inner self — what was she thinking in each of the adventures? Metroid Dread concludes the interconnected fate between the Metroid and Samus, that is a big theme of the narrative. My understanding and my vision towards the Metroid franchise and the Samus has deepened over the years.”
Metroid Dread is here and the teaser reports and trailers are done. Players are blasting their way through the game and having fun. Undoubtedly some will welcome the idea of a movie while others will not. Regardless, a movie is probably not happening in the near future. So what do you think? [wpdiscuz-feedback id=”6nomf5fxra” question=”Would you like to see Nintendo make a Metroid movie, and who should play Samus?” opened=”1″]Would you like to see Nintendo make a Metroid movie, and who should play Samus?[/wpdiscuz-feedback]