Niko Bellic May Return in Grand Theft Auto V... Or Maybe not?

November 16, 2011

Today Gamepro reported that Niko Bellic from Grand Theft Auto IV could return in Grand Theft Auto V, based on the cast listing on the IMDb page for the game as you can see here.

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:


Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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