Niko Bellic May Return in Grand Theft Auto V… Or Maybe not?
The little problem is that, since then, Niko’s name and actor alongside with those of Carl “CJ” Johnson from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, have been removed from the cast listing.
This leaves us with a dilemma: was the inclusion of those names an error on IMDb’s part or simply a baseless prediction (as it often happens), that has been quickly corrected, or possibly a leak that Rockstar quickly scrambled to cover in order to avoid spoilers?
I lean towards the first option, but we’ll probably know when the final cast list will fill up. You can see a before-after comparison of the listing past the cut: