Adi Shankar wants to make a Metroid anime series after Castlevania and Assassin’s Creed

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Mar 25, 2021, 6:08 AM EDT (Updated)

Adi Shankar has a hit on his hands with the Castlevania anime series over at Netflix (a second season is already in the works), and he’s now lined up a similar Assassin’s Creed project. After that? Shankar wants a shot at Samus.

During an interview with Nintendo Life, Shankar said he’d love to work on a "Dark Metroid in the same anime style” as the Castlevania show. That’s obviously a long shot, considering Nintendo is rarely keen to license its properties out (especially for the darker approach Shankar has in mind), but it’s still fascinating to think about what this could actually look like. The Metroid story, about a female warrior named Samus, is one heck of an ambitious sci-fi saga, and fans would almost certainly love to see it told in another format.

Even with Shankar’s stock on the rise, we still wouldn’t hold our breath on this one.

If Nintendo ever does make a Metroid project, it would likely take the form of a straight-up sci-fi blockbuster —but don’t count on it anytime soon — because the studio is still gun-shy in the wake of that Super Mario Bros. catastrophe all those years ago. Because, yeah, that thing was a mess.

What do you think? Would you like to see a Metroid anime series?

(Via Nintendo Life)