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Gabriel Luna has been cast as Tommy Miller in the upcoming The Last Of Us TV show that's in the works with HBO.
You might recognise Luna from his roles as Tony Bravo in Matador, Miguel Glib in True Detective, Paco Contreras in Wicked City, and Robbie Reyes or Ghost Rider in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He was also the antagonist in Terminator: Dark Fate, also known as Rev-9, who is sent into the past to assassinate a teenager who would in time lead the Resistance against the evil machines. Luna has dabbled in acting in video games too - he provided additional voices in the first-person shooter BlackSite: Area 51 from Midway Games. All in all, he's had a storied career so far and a role in The Last Of Us is only going to propel him to higher heights.
In the game, Tommy is Joel's younger brother, assisting him in the escape from Austin at the very start of the story and witnessing his niece's heartbreaking death. The two stick together for a while, until their differences fracture their bond as Joel is focused purely on survival whereas Tommy wants to build something new from the ashes of civilisation. On the project, Luna is joining Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey who are playing Joel and Ellie respectively. Filming is slated to start this summer in Canada (pandemic notwithstanding), with Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann writing and executive producing the show.
Recently, rumours abound that the original game is getting a remake for the PlayStation 5. Ewan couldn't believe his ears when he heard this news, and has written a lot of words about how The Last Of Us isn't in need of a lick of paint - after all, the game is only eight years old and it's a stunning testament to what Naughty Dog was capable of, both narratively and graphically. "Remaking The Last Of Us feels like a needless flex, like the guy who always succeeded in school coming to your house in a limo showing off his new six-pack and reminding you he's still great," summarised Ewan. I've got to agree.
Featured Image Credit: Naughty Dog, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox
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