Hideo Kojima, the mastermind behind Death Stranding, has done it again! Brace yourselves for Death Stranding 2: On the Beach, the highly-anticipated sequel that was announced during The Game Awards in December 2022. Just like its predecessor, Death Stranding 2 boasts an ensemble cast of well-known actors, directors, and comedians. From Nicolas Winding Refn to Conan O'Brien, the first game had an impressive lineup, and the sequel promises to be no different. Let's dive into the cast list and explore the notable works of these talented individuals.
Leading the pack in Death Stranding 2 is none other than Norman Reedus, who reprises his role as Sam Porter Bridges. With his rugged charm and captivating performance, Reedus stole hearts in the first game. You might recognize him as Daryl Dixon from the hit TV series The Walking Dead, where he played one of the show's most prominent characters. But Reedus is more than just a survivor of the zombie apocalypse. He has also showcased his acting skills in films like The Boondock Saints and its sequel. Interestingly, Reedus has collaborated with Kojima before, lending his voice to the protagonist in the canceled Silent Hills game's teaser demo, P.T.
Next on the list is the talented Léa Seydoux, who portrays Fragile in Death Stranding 2. While this is her first foray into the gaming world, Seydoux is no stranger to the silver screen. She has graced critically-acclaimed films such as Blue Is the Warmest Color, The Lobster, and Crimes of the Future. As a frequent collaborator of Wes Anderson, she has charmed audiences in The Grand Budapest Hotel and The French Dispatch. Notably, Seydoux has also left her mark in the world of espionage, playing Bond-girl Madeleine Swann in Spectre and No Time To Die. Soon, she will captivate us in Dune: Part 2 as Lady Margot. It seems that Death Stranding 2 has managed to lure Seydoux away from films, but who can resist the allure of Kojima's creation?
Now, let's talk about a voice acting legend - Troy Baker. Known for his remarkable performances, Baker returns as Higgs Monaghan in Death Stranding 2. His voice talents have graced various mediums, including anime, animated television, film, and video games. From Frank Archer in Fullmetal Alchemist to portraying both Batman and the Joker in DC animated movies, Baker's range knows no bounds. You might remember him as Joel from The Last of Us, Booker DeWitt from BioShock Infinite, and Pagan Min from Far Cry 4. This marks Baker's third collaboration with Kojima, having voiced Revolver Ocelot in Metal Gear Solid V. In Death Stranding 2, Higgs dons Joker-esque makeup, paying homage to Baker's iconic voice roles.
Prepare to be amazed by the talented Elle Fanning, who joins the Death Stranding family for the first time. Having entered the film industry at a young age, Fanning has steadily climbed the ladder of success. From portraying Princess Aurora in the Maleficent movies to her leading role as Catherine the Great in The Great, she has proven herself as a household name. Although her role in Death Stranding 2 remains shrouded in mystery, some speculate that she may embody a grown-up version of Sam's Bridge Baby, Lou. This venture into video game acting marks a new chapter in Fanning's already impressive career.
While Shioli Kutsuna may not be a household name in the US, fans of superhero movies will recognize her as Yukio from Deadpool 2. Kutsuna has also shared the screen with renowned actors Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in the Netflix film Murder Mystery. In addition to her international film career, she has made a name for herself in Japanese cinema and television. As for her role in Death Stranding 2, we'll have to wait for more details closer to the game's release. Kojima sure knows how to keep us on the edge of our seats!
Now, let's talk about a director who has stepped out from behind the camera to join the cast of Death Stranding 2 - George Miller. Although not as recognizable in front of the lens, Miller's directorial achievements speak volumes. He has helmed four films in the Mad Max series, including the iconic Fury Road. Miller's talents extend beyond the post-apocalyptic wasteland, as he has directed films like The Witches of Eastwick and the Happy Feet series. In Death Stranding 2, Miller takes on a leading role as a member of the Drawbridge project, working alongside Fragile, played by Léa Seydoux.
Last but not least, we have German director Fatih Akin, known for his thought-provokingfilms such as Head-On and The Edge of Heaven. Akin joins the cast of Death Stranding 2, bringing his creative vision to the game. While details about his role are scarce, fans are eager to see how his talents as a filmmaker translate to the gaming medium.
These are just a handful of the star-studded cast members who will bring Death Stranding 2: On the Beach to life. Hideo Kojima has once again assembled an impressive lineup of actors, directors, and comedians, each bringing their unique talents to the game. With such an extraordinary ensemble, it's no wonder that fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Death Stranding 2. As we venture into the mysterious world of Death Stranding once again, we can expect an unforgettable experience filled with stunning performances and captivating storytelling.