Today, publisher Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games officially announced that the Mission: Impossible and Pulp Fiction actor Ving Rhames is set to star in the lead role for Call of Duty: WW2‘s Zombies mode as the character Jefferson Potts. However, beyond the reveal of Rhames’ inclusion in the cast and his character’s name, the creators of the forthcoming first-person shooter did not divulge any further information regarding his role.
As seen in the tweet below, Activision and Sledgehammer Games announced Ving Rhames’ inclusion in Call of Duty: WW2‘s Zombies alongside the countdown of there being just one more day left until the publisher and developer takes the stage at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 to formally unveil the game mode to the masses. The event will be the first sanctioned release of footage for WW2‘s Zombies, for over the weekend, a gameplay trailer leaked and potentially outed the mode’s name as “Army of the Dead.”
VING RHAMES leads the team of #WWIIZombies protagonists as Jefferson Potts.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) July 19, 2017
With Call of Duty: WW2‘s Zombies set to be shown off to the world tomorrow, it’s a safe bet to make that Ving Rhames will be the last cast member announced for the mode, as Activision and Sledgehammer Games have already confirmed a slew of other actors to be featured in the story. For instance, the likes of David Tennant, Elodie Yung, Katheryn Winnick, and Udo Kier have each been revealed to have a role in the mode.
All things considered, it will be interesting to see what kinds of characters Rhames and the rest of the cast play and how they will exist within the narrative framework of Call of Duty: WW2‘s Army of the Dead. On an even greater scale, most fans are likely more intrigued to learn how the plot itself will operate through Sledgehammer Games’ purportedly historically accurate vision for the forthcoming first-person shooter as a whole, especially since its depiction of the era is to be rooted in realism, but will contain a mode involving the living dead.
Call of Duty: WW2 is set to release on November 3, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Call of Duty – Twitter