Modern Warfare Players Calling For John Krasinski To Become Playable Character In The Game
John Krasinski is a bit of a cult hero, having made his name as Jim in the American version of The Office, before going on to write, star and direct various projects, including 2018 horror flick A Quiet Place.
But now gamers are making calls for the actor to make a move into the first-person shooter world, saying they want him to become a playable character in Modern Warfare.
A Reddit user called u/Torryan posted a photo of Krasinski in 13 Hours, a 2016 action thriller from Michael Bay that follows six members of the Annex Security Team who fight to defend the US consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya, following a series of attacks by militants.
In short, he's already proven himself to be firm CoD fodder with his fictional exploits in Benghazi - which, incidentally, was also the inspiration behind a level on the game.
Suggesting Krasinski would be a strong addition to Modern Warfare, u/Torryan wrote: "Only celebrity operator I would want is John Krasinski."
And it seems many, many others agreed - judging from the 939-comment thread underneath.
Making a reference to Jim's nickname in The Office, someone joked: "I'd laugh hard if he came to the game and he was given 'Tuna' as his operator name lol."
Another suggested: "Whenever he dies, instead of a kill cam can we just get him looking into the camera!"
A third referred back to an episode in the third series of the comedy series when Jim and his co-workers played Call of Duty when he was transferred to the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin. Sure, Jim didn't do particularly well with that, but at least Krasinski's had some practice.
Many others also mentioned his role as the titular character in the TV series, an American political spy thriller based on characters from Tom Clancy's 'Ryanverse'.
Krasinski was initially hesitant to pen a sequel, but the incredible response from viewers forced his hand.
In an interview with film website Deadline, he admitted: "I'm surprised people aren't like, 'Nah, we know what this is, and we just want to leave it as it is'."
Krasinski continued: "To be perfectly honest, it was never really on my mind while we were making it. I never really thought of it as an expanded world; I always thought of it as a one-off.
"The thing that I loved in the movie, where my mind kept wandering as we were making it, was the question of who was on the other end of those fires, when the father lights the fire and in the distance those other fires light up.
"How did those people survive? How did that old man survive?
"In the extreme these characters are going through, there's no room to think about that. They're there, there's an old man who's about to scream, they just have to deal with that. I think it would be interesting to see what's going on elsewhere at this same time."
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