In late 2015, Activision Blizzard Studios announced that they were working on a Call of Duty cinematic universe, and the first movie could hit in either 2018 in 2019. Now, speaking with The Guardian, studio co-presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk have revealed that some of the films will feel similar to Black Ops and Modern Warfare.
We have plotted out many years. We put together this group of writers to talk about where we were going. There’ll be a film that feels more like Black Ops, the story behind the story. The Modern Warfare series looks at what it’s like to fight a war with the eyes of the world on you. And then maybe something that is more of a hybrid, where you are looking at private, covert operations, while a public operation is going on.
van Dyk added:
It’s going to have the same sort of high-adrenaline, high-energy aesthetic as the game, but it’s not a literal adaptation. It’s a much more broad and inclusive, global in scope … a big, tentpole Marvel-esque movie.
Like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, van Dyk aims to give the Call of Duty Cinematic Universe “individual universes that interconnect and a timeline that makes sense with consistent themes and Easter eggs.”
In addition to movies, Sher and van Dyk are looking at creating a TV series focused on World War 2 and Vietnam.