The Last of Us artist posts image of what looks like an older Ellie, but it's only "fanart"

Artist Marek Okon says the image is "strictly personal" and is "loosely based on The Last of Us universe."

Freelance artist Marek Okon, who worked on The Last of Us, posted a piece of art today on his Facebook page of what looks like an older version of the Ellie we know from last year's game. It also looks like she is holding a guitar.

Okon said about the image: "Let me tease you something... It's coming... ;]" So are we looking at the first image of The Last of Us 2? It doesn't sound like it.

"[The] image you are referring to is a strictly personal one, just loosely based on The Last of Us universe. I guess you could say it's a fanart," Okon told GameSpot today. In the comments section of his original Facebook post containing the image, Okon elaborated further.

"So before its [sic] gonna get blown out of proportions [sic] - it's gonna be strictly personal image. Is it about TLOU2? Not really... Maybe... It's classified ;P But seriously it's gonna be just a fan art ;]"

In February, The Last of Us creative director Neil Druckmann said the chances of Naughty Dog making a sequel to The Last of Us were 50/50. The Last of Us launched in June 2013 and has sold more than six million copies to date. A sequel may not be on the immediate horizon, but Naughty Dog is bringing the game to the PlayStation 4 this summer through The Last of Us Remastered.

In addition to The Last of Us Remastered, Naughty Dog is working on a new Uncharted game for PS4. And according to a teasing tweet from The Last of Us director Bruce Straley, there may be a third project in the works. "I got goosebumps playing & talking thru a prototype a designer was sketching in yesterday! That's how I know... #GonnaBeAwesome"

Image credit: Marek Okon

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134 comments
effthecoolkids
effthecoolkids

that looks more like ashley johnson herself than Ellie

RKO_Viper
RKO_Viper

Looks like Commander Sheppard (femshep).

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

This is going to be a difficult project if it is TLoU:2... there is room for a sequel but the odds someone will screw it up is so damn high.

ati-miz
ati-miz

The Last of Us : Extintion?or what?make a cooler names instead of simple The Last of Us 2...ok the 2 looks more cooler...

ultimaomegazero
ultimaomegazero

No serquel. Haven't played, but when something THIS GOOD comes out, a one story is fine.

solidniko
solidniko

looks more like the voice actor 

brunod_f
brunod_f

She's looking very good. It would be awesome if they announce sometime around a sequel for TLOU, and i'm pretty sure that image is part of something much bigger :D

tokyoe
tokyoe

that whiny look artists put on every face is annoying. from "the walking dead" to will smith son, it's plain bullshit. people who have seen something bad don't look like this all the time.

Downloadpilot
Downloadpilot

Came for the picture and for the comments... You guys are everywhere today. lol

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

Another eddie mckunt troll news story that has been copy and paste from other sites but with an added gotcha head liner, please do not feed the troll. 

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

"...I can't see why anyone can see anyone else...but you"

playstationzone
playstationzone

And i do think know jak and daxter games a long dead that fans want see them make another gsme but naughty dog wont.

playstationzone
playstationzone

well lookslike naughty dog is makeing two games uncharted4 and well Last Of Us 2.

3dmatrixgamer
3dmatrixgamer

Patience ND be a RockStar but not an Activision.

El_Giucu
El_Giucu

Hope Joel will be the main character or similar.. Thinking Ellie will be the main character depresses me.. Sort of a tomb raider with zombies

benleslie5
benleslie5 moderator

Still good fan art for Last of Us

bluebird08
bluebird08

Joel better be in the last of us 2.

jk12324
jk12324

So Ellie becomes Kate Winslet when older?  :P

robo_toad
robo_toad

Poor Ellen Page. Can't go 2 years without Naughty Dog ripping her off again. Might be worse than Sylvester Stallone stealing the live of that boxer that knocked down Ali for one fight. 

Karchy
Karchy

My hamburger phone is ringing

meharu
meharu

That's how Ellen Page will look when she gets older.

meedokicky
meedokicky

So many layers! :O

Also it is called "redheads" ? :P

Great piece of art!

zerofrust
zerofrust

Saw better depiction of her older self...involving rule 34 on the internet.

kingcrimson24
kingcrimson24

I wish they don't make Last of us 2 . let this game be one and only . 


but I'm sure that's not going to happen ..... I can only name a few good games that didn't have sequels ......  

ati-miz
ati-miz

@guz2221 Are you sure that's Ellen Page?ya i know the character from BTS look similar like TLOU character "Ellie"...But maybe they're both Ellen Page...

eamo-k
eamo-k

@sergeshd123 It's just the artist trying to convey sunlight shining through behind her. You'll notice it's only on the edges of her hairline. It's actually a very nice bit of detail IMO.

xStarFox1987
xStarFox1987

@robo_toad Right? Also, she just happens to be playing guitar, looks exactly like the scene from Beyond Two Souls.

daviz88
daviz88

and what were you doing in that site if i may ask?

coolhady13
coolhady13

Im 90% sure they'll make a sequel . they have made sequels for most of their games. Now thet have TLOU which is very successful .. It would be stupid not make another 1 .. After all its a win/win for us . if tlou 2 is good we will buy it .. If its bad we will buy it :D best game ever

liquidbutter
liquidbutter

@kingcrimson24I agree but wouldn't mind a sequel if it was a different story with all different characters. Keep the universe, but let that beautiful Joel & Ellie story remain untouched. GTA does it and they hit it out of the park with every sequel more successful than the last.

El_Giucu
El_Giucu

Because in real life in a context as the story in last of us a man will always be at least twice as bad ass than a woman.. At their maximum of bad ass-nes. Women are the beautiful sex.. Can you imagine a woman doing the scene with the knife and the knee..it just wouldn't feel right..

daviz88
daviz88

ARE YOU SEEING WELL?

ati-miz
ati-miz

@liquidbutter @kingcrimson24 Agreed.Look at what Capcom have done...They've made RE 4, 5 and 6 based on the original characters from the past RE series and look what happend to the franchise total dissapointment...

ati-miz
ati-miz

@El_Giucu Ya because you'll only focused on her legs rather than understanding the story.I'ts distrating...For males...