Ella Purnell has starred in movies like Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, but fans definitely loved her as Jinx in Netflix’s hit Arcane series. What’s curious is, some are guessing she’s joined the next game from celebrity developer Hideo Kojima.
The rumors started flying when Kojima posted a photo of himself with Purnell. Check this out:
With Ella Purnell. pic.twitter.com/qmygvjwMMx
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) April 15, 2023
Immediately some fans started asking if Purnell had been cast in Death Stranding 2, which not only features returning cast members Norman Reedus and Lea Seydoux, but new faces as well including Shioli Kutsuna and Elle Fanning.
Admittedly, Kojima does have a penchant for including some high-profile artists in his games. The first Death Stranding alone had appearances not just from Reedus and Seydoux, but from Margaret Qualley and Mads Mikkelsen as well; even director Guillermo del Toro was used as a character model.
I can imagine Purnell being cast in a role, and I’m kind of hopeful that we get some kind of nod to Jinx, since that character is best known for being in another video game, namely League of Legends.
Until we get an official reveal, all we can really do is wait. While it would make sense that Reedus’ Sam Bridges would continue being the protagonist of the sequel, some speculate that Fanning’s character could be the new lead. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
Death Stranding 2 still has no official release date, but fans are hoping the game launches sometime in 2023 for the PS5.