After the premiere of the first full-length trailer for Paramount’s live-action Halo series, fans are expressing their disappointment with Cortana’s design.
While many Halo Fans were impressed with the recent trailer for the live-action series, Cortana’s significant design change is currently a point of contention in the community.
The full trailer, which teases audiences with Master Chief’s epic quest to eradicate alien fanaticism from The Covenant, includes the first full look at the Spartan’s AI companion, Cortana. Fans of the iconic franchise have expressed excitement to see original voice actress Jen Taylor reprise her role on the show, but opinions are divided on its design. Many think she looks too human, as the show’s Cortana ditches her video game counterpart’s blue skin for a tone that resembles a real human.
My first impressions of the Halo series trailer.
– It looks great, I’m hyped!
– Action sequences look cool
– The prophets are part of the show!
– Pablo does a good Master Chief voice
– I wish Cortana was not so human and more accurate in games.
-Overall great! pic.twitter.com/mQ0QEy9IBK
— KevinKoolx (@KevinKoolxHalo) January 30, 2022
the things i like
1.master chef looks fresh
2. Elites look fresh
3. They just look adorable
4. This guy with the sniper looks like a cool guy en fr
The show looks good visually for the most part (until you see Cortana) pic.twitter.com/5CTE7nsWzK
— Master Chief vs. Kpop (@ChiefAgainstKpo) January 30, 2022
Although Cortana is only briefly seen in the trailer, fans fear her more realistic features will stick around for the entire season. Although appearing in every main line Halo game from the original Combat evolved Launched in 2001, Cortana has sported several looks over the course of the franchise.
Fans are split on which design suits him best, with many insisting that his appearance in Halo 2 Anniversary and Halo 3 are its best representations. Each version of the character sports an overtly blue color, which makes the live-action version stand out.
Seeing everyone hating how Cortana looks makes me sad.
Jen Taylor is gorgeous. She IS Cortana (voice, motion capture, etc.) As a lifelong Halo fan, they couldn’t have cast a better Cortana. pic.twitter.com/KjDIUkDFEV
—Axle1324Gaming (@axle1324) January 31, 2022
Fans worried that the series will make too many bold choices while ignoring established canon may have to prepare for other significant changes to Halo’s traditions. Executive producer Kiki Wolfkill recently noted that the show presents a different context and perspective on many events seen across the video game series. “We call it the ‘Halo Silver Timeline’ as a way to differentiate it from the base canon — and both to protect the base canon and to protect the TV story,” Wolfkill said. And by that, I mean, being able to give us the chance to both evolve, and for both of them to be what they need to be for their mediums, without colliding with each other.” plot details remain sparse, fans believe it will adapt the story from the original Halo: Advanced Combat Game.
Fans who want to find out how the Halo The series addresses Cortana’s Design will be able to stream episodes exclusively on Paramount+. The show premieres March 24 and stars Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief, Natascha McElhone as Dr. Catherine Elizabeth Halsey, and Jen Taylor as Cortana.
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