Mass Effect movie will be all about (male) Shepard

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 03:26 GMT By Jessica Citizen

In completely unsurprising news, Legendary Pictures has confirmed that yes, the Mass Effect movie will be all about Commander Shepard. It’s also (unfortunately) confirmed that the character in the starring role will be John, and not our beloved FemShep. That aside, it’s still good to have some news about the film adaptation, right?

Mass Effect - Commander Shepard

This all came about at this year’s Comic-Con. We knew the game tie-in would be in appearance at the con, but hadn’t heard much out of the appearance.

At the same time as BioWare’s Casey Hudson and scriptwriter Mark Protosevich took to the San Diego stage, gamers around the world started bombarding them – and Legendary Pictures – with questions via Twitter. Now, a little while later than anticipated, Legendary has posted a Q&A which includes a few highlights from the day.

…unfortunately, when we say “highlights”, we really mean “a bunch of negative replies”, but – again – it’s still good to hear something, isn’t it? (Yeah, that line’s getting old, sorry.)

The full Q&A is over on the Legendary Pictures blog (thanks to GameFront for the link), but we’ve summarised the good bits for you.

Seth Green will not play Joker, and there are no hints available at present for potential casting. The film adaptation will be a completely new story, not an adaptation of the first or second games (we’re assuming it’s not an adaptation of the third, either, nitpickers).

The studio also touches briefly on the idea of whether or not this may evolve into a trilogy (translated answer: Way too early to say), and observes that Legendary Pictures “love” Daft Punk.

Make of that what you will.