Kojima Confirms Mads Mikkelsen Won't Be Returning for Death Stranding 2 | Push Square
12.02.2024 - 23:52
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Iconic actor Mads Mikkelson will not be returning for Death Stranding 2: On the Beach, creator Hideo Kojima has confirmed, with the tragic tale of his character, Cliff Unger, having been resolved in the original Death Stranding.Kojima confirmed the news on Twitter in response to fan inquiries about the star returning.
Mikkelson's performance as the tortured soldier, Cliff, was compelling, and players who saw Death Stranding through to the bitter end likely won't be too surprised to hear this news. Though, to be fair, we thought we had seen the last of Troy Baker's character, Higgs, as well. Along with Baker, Norman Reedus will return as protagonist Sam Porter Bridges, and Lea Seydoux will reprise her role as the mysterious Fragile.
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Are you surprised that Mads Mikkelson's character, Cliff, won't be returning for the Stranding sequel, or was that wildly obvious to anyone paying attention? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
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Higgs I expected to come back. Cliff I 0% did not think he’d return, So this is no surprise to me at least
I bet he does, though!
@CWill97 Honestly I didn't expect Higgs to come back since I thought he died.
Dang. Not surprised at all, but I was hoping they'd find some way to work Cliff in since he's probably my favorite actor. I saw his new film, The Promised Land, today and both the film and his performance were excellent.
Not shocked really. His tale was done. Im hoping theres an actual reason Higgs was able to come back other than 'he just did'
Although i am down for punching Troy Baker in the face again. That was oddly satisfying
I don't remember the plot in details, so I do not expect anything)))
Well considering all those awful silly things we’ve seen in the new trailer Mikkelson’s appearance would just not match it. I really liked first Death Stranding, but I’ll pass on the new Kojima’s masterpiece I think.
I really wanted to love Death Stranding and was semi-enjoying it. But after getting to the chapter covered in snow slowly trudging up a mountain I took a breather, and just never went back.
I love the fact Kojima is able to do his thing… I just wish the games he had lined up actually excited me.
As a side note, also kind of wish he’d stop with the celebrity names involved. I can’t quite describe why, but it’s just starting to wind me up