Terry Crews Teases Potential Future Overwatch Role When Talking About the Doomfist Casting Decision
There was a great deal of confusion when Blizzard’s latest hero Doomfist received his first teaser video in the form of an origin story that showed off both his fighting style and his disposition towards the forces of Overwatch. The video itself was excellent, but… Who is this voice actor? This isn’t Terry Crews! Where’s my Old Spice Overwatch hero!? Between all the built up hype and Crews’ mock audition for Doomfist, it seemed like he would be a sure thing for the new gauntlet-wielding hero. Though he didn’t end up being the voice of Doomfist, Terry Crews has taken the news well, but that may be because Blizzard is considering the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor for a future Overwatch role.
In fact, in a recent interview, Crews teased that a collaboration between him and the developer may still happen saying, “I think there will be something coming down the line.” In the same interview, Crews reveals that his relationship with Blizzard is still a good one, and that any contentment he may be feeling is tempered, thanks to the fact that he is a playable character in Crackdown 3.
If I ever do do anything with Blizzard, you watch: it’ll be perfect. With those guys, we’re all friends, we’re all good. I think there will be something coming down the line–but the good thing for me, through all of this, is that I ended up doing Microsoft’s Crackdown which is huge. I’m a playable character in Crackdown 3 which is more than I could ever have dreamed of. I couldn’t have been a playable character in Overwatch, they’d have simply put my voice in, but I went to the studio and I put on the sensors, and I’m in the game. Believe me, it tempers any kind of disappointment with Overwatch because I know now Crackdown 3 is my game. We announced it at E3 and I’m actually going back to appear at the panel at Comic Con. It’s a dream come true for me.”
Being the video game enthusiast that he is, the last thing Crews wanted to do was to force himself into a game, and potentially lower the quality of said game as a result. Despite his long-running – and extremely successful – campaign to play Doomfist, above all else, he does not want to interfere with the Overwatch creators’ vision. Thankfully, he also makes it clear that he would be entirely up for a future Overwatch role.
It’s funny because when I went down to Blizzard and we were talking about possibilities I realized that I don’t wanna be the guy that hijacks a game, you know? The creators have a vision and I didn’t want to mess that up. I was not interested in trying to hijack the game, I let them know that whatever fitted in their program I would love to do. When I saw that Doomfist was created, that they’d went with another guy, the whole thing, it’s actually quite perfect, it’s absolutely amazing. I can honestly say that they made a move that’s better for the game, which is what they’re about. I know people were upset but I’m not.”
All in all, despite (unfortunately) not being able to run around in Overwatch punching people and shouting Old Spice lines, Blizzard went in a different direction with Doomfist, and it is a decision that Terry Crews respects. And when Blizzard has a character they think Terry Crews would be a great fit for, he’ll be ready.
So, thoughts on the entire Doomfist/Terry Crews outcome? What future Overwatch role could you see Terry Crews being a perfect fit for? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to DFTG for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!
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