There's no doubt that The Last of Us: Part 2 is one of the most highly anticipated games in recent memory, with fans scouring for as many scraps as possible about the forthcoming PlayStation exclusive. For instance, fans recently latched onto a small, albeit potentially important detail about The Last of Us: Part 2's weapon upgrade system in a Naughty Dog promo video despite the image being almost inscrutable. Now, TLOU2 fans are able to speculate about a potential new cast member and their role, with the American rapper Logic having been teased as being in the game.
According to a recent tweet from Naughty Dog Vice President and The Last of Us: Part 2 Creative Director, Neil Druckmann, Logic took part in a motion capture session alongside the voice actor and Critical Role alum Travis Willingham. Druckmann stated that he "had a little too much fun brutalizing [the] two fine gentlemen" during the shoot, but he stopped short at unveiling exactly what roles the two could be playing in the game.
With little else to go on other than a picture of Logic and Willingham wearing motion capture suits, it's difficult to determine exactly what kind of characters they could be representing within The Last of Us: Part 2 upon its potential 2019 release date. Whoever they may be playing, though, it's quite possible that their characters will meet their demise in the game, especially since Druckmann stated that Logic and Willingham went through some "brutalizing" takes.
Including Logic and Willingham's roles, it seems as if The Last of Us: Part 2 will have a much larger cast than its predecessor, especially when one considers the new characters on display in the game's Paris Games Week trailer from 2017. Still somewhat absent from promotional wares, though, is The Last of Us' playable protagonist Joel, for even though his voice and silhouette came through in the title's reveal trailer at PlayStation Experience 2016, he has yet to actually be seen.
Had a little too much fun brutalizing these two fine gentlemen. pic.twitter.com/u5QXiDPSxT— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) April 11, 2019
All things considered, it will be interesting to see what Logic and Willingham will bring to The Last of Us: Part 2 in their performances once the game finally launches. And with any luck, fans will soon be able to get a much clearer idea as to when they should mark their calendars for its release instead of being drip fed information about the title.
The Last of Us: Part 2 is currently in development for PlayStation 4.
Source: Neil Druckmann - Twitter