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Actor Pablo Schreiber, who became a household name as George "Pornstache" Mendez in Orange Is the New Black and Mad Sweeney in American Gods, is playing John-117 with Jen Taylor playing Cortana. That's the same Jen Taylor from the games, which is an awesome addition. Furthermore, Natascha McElhone is playing Dr. Catherine Halsey, Danny Sapani will be playing Captain Jacob Keyes and Olive Gray is playing Miranda Keyes. As well as these returning characters, there are new kids on the block. Quan Ah, played by Yerin Ha, is a “shrewd, audacious 16-year-old from the Outer Colonies" who encounters Master Chief at a crucial point in their paths. And, Makee is a human orphan who was adopted by the Covenant, played by Charlie Murphy.
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None of these characters appear in the extremely short teaser trailer, yet Paramount Pictures has assured viewers that tune into The Game Awards on December 9th will be in for a treat with the extended trailer. Of course, it's worth mentioning that Schreiber's Master Chief won't be emulating Steve Downes' performance in the games. "I don’t do impressions, I play characters. While everyone knows the Master Chief, this show is an opportunity for all of us to get to know John," said Schreiber of the comparison. Indeed, there's not a lot out there on one of the most iconic characters in gaming. Halo Infinite lead Joseph Staten recently revealed that John-117 would not like pumpkin spice lattes and that he smells utterly rancid. So do with that information what you will.
In our regular news bulletin from the multiverse, Bungie is continuing to support the newest Halo game, one year on from its launch which dovetailed with the release of Microsoft's new-gen consoles. Obviously, I'm just riffing off the possibilities of Phil Spencer's statement on the split with the Destiny developer. “At the time they had big ambitions. They had sold their business for a certain amount of money. They saw what Halo turned into. And it's like, ‘OK, Microsoft benefited more than Bungie did from the success of Halo.’ There's no other story that can be written there," admitted Spencer. “Could we [encourage Bungie to stay] today? I think we could," he revealed.
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