HBO is gearing up to release their live-action adaptation of the popular video game franchise The last of us this weekend, and the series’ actors are busy with the press tour for the series. Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey will star as Joel and Ellie, with the former of the two an expert at playing major franchises. Pascal already played in a Star Wars project The Mandaloriana DC Studios project with Wonder Woman 1984and now it looks like he might want to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The last of us star recently had a conversation with Wired and he revealed that he wants to star in a Marvel movie.
“Looking back, so much of it only seems to present itself as an opportunity. When my parents landed on a list of pardoned exiles and were able to go back to Chile, it came with huge families on both sides, lacking in the experience of growing up in the United States,” Pascal revealed. “I think it’s only in middle age that it feels like it can be emotionally challenging to accept that there’s nowhere to plant my flag as an individual. Everywhere is home and nowhere is home. But it still feels that way too as a good thing. to me. It is often presented as a disadvantage in our culture, but it is an advantage in character, perspective and outlook.”
“But I want to. I want to be in movies.” The last of us added star when asked about starring in a Marvel role.
Mazin, the Emmy award-winning creator of HBOs Chernobyl, co-produced the series with Neil Druckmann, creator of the hit video game series. In an interview earlier this year, the writer said The last of us is the “greatest” video game story ever told. “It’s an open and closed case: this is the greatest story ever told in video games,” Mazin said in an interview with Empire magazine. “[Joel and Ellie] shot nothing out of their eyeballs. They were just people. And that in itself is remarkably rare in games. The fact that they kept it so grounded and really made you feel – I had never experienced anything like it and I’ve been playing video games since 1977.”
Joining Pascal (Joel) and Bella Ramsey (Ellie) include Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen, Storm Reid as Riley, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, and Elaine Miles as Florence. Original game stars Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker, who played the roles of Ellie and Joel in both video games, will also appear.
The last of us comes out next month on HBO and HBO Max on January 15. The show’s first season will run for a total of nine episodes, with new episodes rolling out weekly.
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