MOVIE NEWS – Actor Troy Baker, who played Joel in the original video game, revealed that Episode 3 of The Last of Us HBO adaptation will change expectations.
Troy Baker, who originally played the iconic character of Joel in The Last of Us video game, offered fans excitedly awaiting the HBO adaptation. Baker’s recent comments suggest that the third episode of the HBO adaptation of The Last of Us will change fan expectations. The HBO adaptation follows the perilous journey of survivor Joel Miller (Pedro Pascal) and 14-year-old orphan Ellie (Bella Ramsey). To get Ellie to a militant revolutionary faction called the Fireflies, Joel must cross a zombie-infested and dangerous United States. As their relationship develops, Joel understands how special and significant Ellie is when he discovers that she has a rare immunity to a fungal infection that has decimated much of the world. While it was expected that this adaptation would stick closely to the source material, it’s clear that fans should prepare for some truly unexpected twists in the third episode.
During an appearance on the Play Watch Listen podcast, Baker revealed that he had seen and praised the first five episodes of the TV series. He then hinted that the third episode would change the expectations of viewers. Baker himself stars in the series as James, a member of a violent survivalist group.
“I’ve seen it up to episode five, and I can tell you right now, if you get to episode three, you’re done. You’re standing at your desk going, ‘Oh, Captain! My captain!” What he sets up in the first two episodes, he introduces you to the world if you have no idea what that is. He takes away all your expectations, just frees you from them.”
The pressure is on for the upcoming HBO adaptation of one of the most beloved video games of all time, The Last of Us. With original creator Neil Druckmann also involved in the production, fans have high hopes that the film will stay true to the game’s legacy and do justice to the characters. Actor Murray Bartlett, known to many from the film Looking, will play the character of Frank, who is only briefly mentioned in the game. Bartlett recently said that The Last of Us contains “one of the best hours I’ve ever read,” fueling anticipation for the series. The rest of the cast includes Gabriel Luna as Tommy Miller, Nick Offerman as Bill, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Anna Torv as Tess, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen and many more.
The series will be available on HBO Max from January 15. The review of the video game The Last of Us Part I you can read it here.