Doctor Who and Elektra will be in COD: WW2's Zombies mode

With COD: WWII, David Tennant and Elodie Yung will join John Malkovich, Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Ron Perlman, and many more in the fine tradition of hamming it up in the zombies mode.  

Here's everything we know about COD: WW2 so far.

As you probably know, David Tennant was the Tenth Doctor in the legendary British sci-fi show Doctor Who, Barty Crouch in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and Kilgrave in the Marvel Netflix series, Jessica Jones. Elodie Yung is another Marvel Netflix alum, having played Elektra in Daredevil. Tennant will play Drostan Hynd and Yung will play Olivia Durantin COD: WWII's zombies mode, not that either of those names mean much to anyone at this point.

There’s every chance I’m being unkind with my use of the phrase “hamming it up,” which I employ solely based on prior form. Developers Sledgehammer have said they have “a twisted new vision” for the zombies mode that will draw on their past experience making Dead Space – a survival-horror series that was often legitimately scary.

And on that point, a rough cut of the Zombies trailer leaked yesterday morning, seemingly providing further evidence that Sledgehammer are dialing down the camp and going for straight-up horror. Its original posting to YouTube has already been taken down, but you can see the associated Reddit thread here, and the comments give you an idea of what to expect. 

Despite the continued tradition of celebrity stunt casting, it seems speculation that the new zombies mode would take a darker, more serious tone was bang on. Mergedkestrel says “this looks much more horror-oriented than previous zombie modes. Those are some hideous (in a good way) models,” while ay_what_up says “this honestly looks amazing, I hope playing it is at least close to the horror vibe I’m getting from this trailer.”

The final version of the trailer will be officially shown at San Diego Comic Con on July 20, so we only have three days to wait.

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4 Months ago

CoD knows whats up; they chose the 'best' of the Doctors out there. Haven't truly watched a season (other than the odd show when it's on) since Tennant left!

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4 Months ago

You missed some good stuff man! Tennant was great but so was Matt Smith - maybe even better. I'm also a huge Capaldi fan, so it's a shame his scripts were a bit inconsistent, but the last two episodes of season nine were as good as the show has ever been.

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4 Months ago

I could never relate to Banana face (Smith), always felt like his narrative was forcing DW away from the tried and tested success we had. I'm sure my opinion here is contrasting to many (he was popular enough to get multiple seasons of his own), maybe if I questioned him less I could have enjoyed the show more.

Capaldi was better than Smith for me, but he lacked the magic Tennant offered back in the day. Who could forget his introduction to the Weeping Angels, or heaven forbid a mention of the Empty Child! It's been a while now since I last watched one of his episodes, but in my memory there wasn't a story arc I didn't glue myself too. Nostalgia can be a strong tool and Tennant has held me hostage for a long time now :P

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