We’re still working our way through all the news that came out of the official announcement for Star Wars: Battlefront II late last week, including features you might have missed from the initial debut. But today, fans of the hit series Arrow got a boost, when one of the show’s stars confirmed that he’s involved with the game as well.
Paul Blackthorne, who portrays Quentin Lance in the hit CW series, has confirmed that he’ll be starring in EA’s forthcoming sequel, set for release later this year. Not only did he note on Twitter that he’s involved, but he also revealed the name of his character – Gideon Hask.
Gideon will be working alongside the Inferno Squadron, according to hashtags that he used in the tweet, which could indicate he may even be a second-in-command to Iden Versio, the elite Imperal officer of the group. (Her character is being played by Sleepy Hollow actress Janina Gavankar.)
Blackthorne tweeted a number of comments regarding his work on the project, including the following:
“I’ve been having a blast working on this little gig the last few months @starwars #InfernoSquad #Hask,” while also attaching the latest trailer to the game (which you can see below).
When asked about his character’s name in Battlefront II, he revealed it to be, “Gideon,” followed once again by the #Hask and #InfernoSquadron hashtags.
A fan also asked about his involvement with the character, whether he was just doing the voice or also motion capture, and Blackthorne indicated he was in it for the long haul. “Voice, MoCap everything,” he said. “The process is so sophisticated now that for good or for worse, #Hask will look like me.”
We have yet to see any in-game images of his character, although he might be featured in the trailer in Stormtrooper gear, at least at first. We’re sure to see more in the months ahead, as EA begins its promotional push for the forthcoming sequel. The biggest stop will be EA Play in June, which will have Battlefront II on full display.
It’s nice to see more and more recognizable faces – especially from popular TV shows – join the project and give it additional star power. Congrats, Paul!