Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops’ will star award winning actors Gary Oldman and Ed Harris, while screenwriter David S. Goyer will be providing script consultation and story developer support for the much anticipated game.
Gary Oldman will be reprising his role as Russian soldier Victor Reznov who returns in the Cold War era based Black Ops’. Reznov featured in Treyarch’s previous Call of Duty title, World at War. Oldman is best known for his work in The Professional, Dracula and, Batman: The Dark Knight.
Ed Harris will make his Call of Duty debut in Black Ops’ by voicing one of the game’s main characters, CIA operative Jason Hudson. Harris is best known for his roles in films including The Abyss, A History of Violence, Pollock, Apollo 13 and The Right Stuff.
Filmmaker David S. Goyer’s writing credits include the blockbusters Batman: Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Blade and the upcoming Superman: Man of Steel.
Despite two integral members of the Batman: The Dark Knight appearing in Call of Duty: Black Ops’, its unlikely Batman himself will be making and appearance…
Of course, Studio Head of Treyarch Mark Lamia is pleased with the fine cast of Call of Duty: Black Ops’
“Oldman, Harris and Goyer are considered some of Hollywood’s finest talents and they perfectly complement Call of Duty: Black Ops’ ambitious and immersive single player experience”
“Their contributions have helped us to push the boundaries of our story telling and character development far beyond anything we have ever attempted before in the franchise.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops will be released worldwide on 9th November.
So Train2Game, with Call of Duty: Black Ops’ boasting such an impressive cast, how important do you think the quality of voice actors is to games?
Would an impressive cast ever persuade you to buy a game?
And does the fact that games’ like Call of Duty: Black Ops’ can bring on board well known actors show that gaming is becoming a larger entertainment medium?