Death Stranding Features Even More Cameos Than We Thought
The amount of cameo appearances in Death Stranding is becoming a running joke at this point and this new batch is not helping things.
Death Stranding has been getting some interesting cameos for the title, including Geoff Keighley and Conan O’Brien. And as it turns out, those weren’t the only easter egg appearances in the upcoming title from Metal Gear director Hideo Kojima. The first is Edgar Wright, a director known for Baby Driver, The World’s End, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Hot Fuzz, and Shaun Of The Dead:
Meet Bridges Distribution Staff member, Thomas Southerland. Here is my little cameo in #DeathStranding. Thank you @Kojima_Hideo. My acting career is on fire now! #BestSupportingActor. pic.twitter.com/F3MSdJVftZ
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) November 2, 2019
Next we have Hermen Hulst from Guerrilla Games:
Finally we have Jordan Charles Vogt-Roberts, who is an American film and television director:
I guess the cat is out of the bag… I’M IN #DEATHSTRANDING!
It’s an insane honor to be in a game from the living legend & friend @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN.
If I could travel back in time and tell my 14 year old self this would happen… my brain would have melted out of my ears. https://t.co/g91ece1Nko
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) November 3, 2019
There have also been some revealed near cameos, such as when God of War director Cory Barlog openly asked on Twitter “who isn’t in this game?” with one of the impending replies being rather interesting. Former Gears of War lead designer and head of Boss Key Productions, Cliff Bleszinski, responded in a tweet that Kojima asked him years ago to come get scanned into Death Stranding. At the time he declined due to his studio, Boss Key Productions, being shuttered back in 2018. Apparently now he kind of regrets his decision.
Hideo Kojima also discussed in an interview how Keanu Reeves almost appeared in Death Stranding in place of Mads Mikkelsen and his interest in working with Reeves in the future.
Death Stranding will be getting an absolutely stunning cover for Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu next week, penned by famed Metal Gear franchise artist Yoji Shinkawa.
Death Stranding had its launch trailer officially revealed a few days ago, and while Hideo Kojima headed around the world as part of the games World Tour, Norman Reedus detailed his experience on working with the founder of Kojima Productions in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
As for the launch trailer itself, Kojima claimed that he edited the trailer in a way to help allow people to understand the game better. Which after months of confusion surrounding the title’s weird story, is a breath of fresh air. The trailer gave us a cinematic look at the game, showing the infamous baby being carried out of a guarded building. Then we see Norman Reedus’s character, Sam, preparing for a journey. And while we get to see stunning landscapes and desolate areas, the majority of the trailer showed off exploration elements, action scenes, and cinematics.