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The co-presidents of Activision Blizzard Studios, Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk, recently said in an interview that they think Call of Duty could be the next MCU.[1] They went on to state that they've already generated multiple scripts and have the cinematic universe plotted out for man years. The pair even stated that there are plans for a Call of Duty TV show, set in either World War II or Vietnam.[2]

Before you roll your eyes as you recall the lack of quality storytelling or writing in most of the games and the poor quality of pretty much all video game to movie adaptations, Stacey Sher did state that they're looking at what made the MCU work so well for general audiences. This means that they are focusing on likable characters that the audience can connect to and getting "real filmmakers" on board with the projects. If everything goes smoothly, we can expect a Call of Duty Movie as early as next year.

For those who don't know, Activision Blizzard Studios a department of Activision Blizzard designed to turn games "into commercially and critically successful film and TV".

References

  1. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/05/call-of-duty-franchise-activision-blizzard-next-disney-marvel-film-franchise
  2. http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/04/05/activision-elaborates-on-marvel-style-call-of-duty-movie-universe
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