That’s right, Call Of Duty fans, the Doctor himself, David Tennant, has been the first actor announced to be voicing a character in Call of Duty: WWII’s Army of the Dead, the game’s zombie mode. The actor was announced in a tweet early Saturday morning as a little taste of what’s to come when the game’s zombie mode will make its debut at San Diego Comic-Con next week.
This isn’t Tennant’s first foray into video game voice acting; he appeared in Just Cause 3 in 2015 as the voice of the Propaganda Minister, as well as Xbox One’s Kinect Sports Rivals as the Narrator in 2014. The Scottish actor rose to fame in 2005 as The Doctor on the hit British sci-fi television show, Doctor Who and has since gone on to star in countless plays, films, and appeared for three seasons on the crime-drama series Broadchurch (including a turn in the same role in the short-lived American counterpart, Gracepoint.) And it is impossible to forget his bone-chilling portrayal of the greatest Marvel villain to ever hit the screen, Kilgrave, in season one of the Netflix series, Jessica Jones.
David Tennant will be voicing the character of Drostan Hynd in the game, and not much is known about him at the moment other than some loose speculation around the internet. The announcement is sure to generate some serious buzz at Comic-Con and get some butts in the seats for their panel on Thursday, July 20th at 11:45AM, where they promise a lot more surprises, giveaways, and a first official look at the trailer (the trailer leaked early to 4chan and Reddit, but has since been removed). If you can’t make it to SDCC, don’t worry, just keep your eyes on the official social media accounts for Call of Duty; they’ll be live tweeting all the action to keep you in the loop.
Call Of Duty: WWII launches November 3rd across all platforms and is currently available for pre-order (pre-orders gain access to the closed beta). If you haven’t already, check out the trailer for COD:WWII below and we’ll bring your more information on zombie mode as soon as we have it!