The trailer for the Halo TV series landed over the weekend, displaying Grasp Chief in all his live-action glory. Whereas the reception in direction of the trailer gave the impression to be principally optimistic, one factor that is been dividing followers is Cortana’s design decisions.
On the one hand, the unbelievable Jen Taylor is reprising her position for the TV collection which is a big plus. Nonetheless, many lamented the chosen design for Cortana, with comparisons being made to Sonic’s terrifying preliminary design reveal for the 2020 film (thanks, GamesRadar). “Can we Sonic film them into altering Cortana please,” one Twitter person asked, whereas one other threw some comparability photographs of the 2 characters collectively, saying: “That is the vibe I get from Cortana.”
Issues my Halo trailer would and wouldn’t have:✅ basic theme and monk chant✅ sense of surprise and awe ✅ Steve Downes ❌ flesh cortana ❌ within the air tonight “epic model” ❌ discovering halo on a pcJanuary 30, 2022
That is the vibe I get from Cortana #Halo #HaloTheSeries #HaloInfinite #ParamountPlus #cortana pic.twitter.com/GT3baanAFJJanuary 31, 2022
Most individuals appear to take challenge together with her lack of blue tinge and hologram vibes. Journalist Paul Tassi tweeted, “I believe it was def the correct name to only have Jen Taylor be Cortana, however she must be like, extra totally blue and hologram-y?” Streamer Suzi Hunter gave the redesign a easy assume emoji, whereas Chris Ray Gun mentioned: “That is NOT Cortana what the f**okay why??”
Not everybody had such a visceral response to her fleshier, distinctly non-hologram design. One Twitter user mentioned “I believe this Cortana will develop on folks fairly quick,” whereas one other mentioned, “completely adore this search for Cortana.”
I am nonetheless somewhat on the fence. Whereas it is good to see characters get a design refresh, there’s something barely unsettling about her look. I believe it is the eyes particularly. Hopefully, it will not stifle any hype for the collection, which is able to hit the Paramount+ streaming service on March 24.