First of the Call of Duty Cinematic Universe could start next year

Now that Activision has gotten a taste for the film and TV industry with the release of Skylanders Academy, Activision Blizzard Studios are now looking to bring their biggest franchise to the big screens: Call of Duty.

Although instead of making a one off movie in hopes that it’ll do well enough for a sequel, Activision Blizzard is already focusing on a Cinematic Universe a la Marvel Studios. While the news of the studio’s plans for this has been widely known for some time, it seems that they are now pushing to have the first of the Call of Duty movies release as early as next year.

In an interview with The Guardian, Activision Blizzard Studios’ co-president Stacey Sher said, “We put together this group of writers to talk about where we were going. There’ll be a film that feels more like Black Ops, the story behind the story. The Modern Warfare series looks at what it’s like to fight a war with the eyes of the world on you. And then maybe something that is more of a hybrid, where you are looking at private, covert operations, while a public operation is going on.”

Activision Blizzard Studios President Nick Van Dyk added, “It’s going to have the same sort of high-adrenaline, high-energy aesthetic as the game, but it’s not a literal adaptation. It’s a much more broad and inclusive, global in scope… a big, tentpole Marvel-esque movie.”

The studio has so far only released a Netflix only children’s show based on the Skylanders franchise that has been well received, the studio also announced plans for a Diablo and Starcraft films when the studio was first formed in late 2015.