Further information has dropped on the show with the Halo on Paramount+ twitter account introducing us to Silver Team
The shots/photos show off
- Natasha Culzac as RIZ-028
- Kate Kennedy as KAI-125
- Bentley Kalu as VANNAK-134
It's hard to offer much insight into these Spartans as we don't know all that much about them other than they were once on a team with JOHN-117 and trained at Reach .. even Halopedia is shockingly lacking in details so if anything it's very much a clean slate with what they can do here
Fans in the comments/responses expressed concerns about how often these Spartans are shown without helmets and if we go by this tweet
Things could be really bad with Master Chief himself showing his face on camera, something the game has gone out of it's way to avoid - unmasking(read showing face) characters for the sake of it ...in most cases contractual reasons has always ruined the appeal for me personally.
I loved Zoom in the flash until that face reveal, didn't care who was underneath, similar story with game master in Squid Game and to a lesser degree The Mandalorian.
The Mandalorian gets away with it on the basis that we have seen his face only a few times and those times it was important to the story, he shows it to baby Yoda because he built a connection with him and to the assassin bot that later expired and was not actually alive.
This could be bullshit of course, but Chief should be off limits for face reveals - some did also suggest that Cortana looks too different and I did state earlier I really did like the latest look from the weapon as it toned down the sexualised tone of the character. I don't have a problem with the new look but it was a little different
So far the main argument fans have is this is not set in the same universe as the game in short, multiverse I can only assume this is to save the game from being tarnished by the series
Those were not the only characters we get a good look at
- Natascha McElhone as Dr. Catherine Elizabeth Halsey
- Bokeem Woodbine as SOREN-066
- Yerin Ha as Kwan Ha Boo
Soren-066 probably has the biggest role to play aside from Chief in my opinion as his character is used, abused, promised more and ultimately offered nothing - Bokeem Woodbine has had some fairly big roles recently so lets hope the Shocker 2 can deliver.
Halsey is without a doubt a massive character but I'm surprised at some comments suggesting she an older actor was required, Natascha McElhone is 52 and looks amazing but it's not like they cast some teenager to play the shockingly smart character she is well within the realms of reality .. I just hope she nails the cold side... I'm not familiar with her body of work so I cannot offer an opinion but she seems to be well seasoned so hopefully she delivered.
Kwan Ha Boo sof ar as I know is a new character so if anything Yerin Ha has the hardest time or easiest depending on your perspective she needs to bring a character that fits in with what we know and 🥰