Activision’s new Film Division has stated that there is Multiple Call of Duty movies in the works, enough to attempt to make Marvel-style cinematic universe. However at this time, we don’t know much about the stories or who will star in them.
In case you were worried on how Activision will handle the franchise in a world where video game movies often suck, Actvision’s Tim Kilpin has given some light into the process Activision is taking to adapt the games for the big screen in an interview with MCV.
“Anytime you take a franchise as storied as this, with this kind of legacy, and expand it into a new form factor you have to be really careful,” Kilpin told MCV. “So frankly, if the script and the story isn’t right we won’t do it; it’s not one of those situations where someone is saying, ‘I don’t care just get it made!’; that’s not what’s happening. We do think that if it’s done well it has the opportunity to expand the base audience, beyond the traditional foundation that the game appeals to.”
There is also the possibility of the movie helping to expand the profile of the already huge series, considering that Call of Duty is an M-rated series, so it should have a relatively smaller pool of people who know about the series. “As an M-rated game, it’s a core audience and we do think there’s an opportunity to reach a little more broadly than that; if the storytelling is done well, that’s the key,” said Kelpin.
Activision Studio recently oversaw the release of Skylanders Academy on Netflix, which recently released season 2, and other titles are on the way from the studio however nothing has been confirmed as of now.
Although, when asked about the possibility of an Overwatch movie or series after the Call of Duty film, Kiplin said “We would like that very much.” Might not be confirmation, but just let your minds have fun with that one.