Mass Effect has been picked up as a movie by the studio who produced The Dark Knight
and The Hangover
. Now, I really enjoyed all those movies so I feel that Mass Effect is in good hands, and yet I'm of two minds about the news. First of all, yay! Mass Effect is going to be a movie! It should be thrilling to see the Normandy
(spaceship) swoop across the screen.
Secondly, hmm...Mass Effect is going to be a movie... I'm also a bit bummed about the decision since I'm sure the powers-that-be will dub that Commander Shepard, the character around whom the Mass Effect game revolves, be a man since, of course (she says cynically), they will cater to the the teenage boy demographic (boo!). If they do that, in a way they are saying the canon!Shepard is supposed to be male thereby discrediting my female Shepard (who is actually my main!Shepard). Also, I'm getting a bit sick of seeing the generic, grizzled, male space marine. I want a badass female in the vein of Ellen Ripley from Aliens
. That would be totally awesome!
However, if by some stroke of luck a Mass Effect movie that centers around a female Shepard is made, I'd like to submit that Kaidan Alenko
should be her love interest and that he should be acted by Kirk Acevedo
, from Fringe
and Band of Brothers
. I think he would be perfect as Kaidan (they even have the same initials. It's fate, I tell you!). Ah, yes, I could definitely imagine some hot romance action happening between female!Shep and Kaidan if Kirk took on that role. ♥ Take a look:
(Can you tell I'm a Kaidan fangirl?)
As for who I'd want to play female!Shepard: that's a hard one. Maybe it's because I'm on a Fringe
binge right now (I've been rewatching season 1 in preparation for getting season 2 on Blu-ray), but I think Anna Torv
would make a cool Shepard.