Nathan Fillion Asked Halo 5 Devs to Make Him Look More Handsome
"Hey, there's a guy in Halo 5 who looks just like you, only better-looking."
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By actor Nathan Fillion's own admission, his Halo 5: Guardians character, Edward Buck, looks more handsome than he does, despite being based on his real-world face. This was no accident. In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Fillion says he asked 343 to make his character model more good-looking. The developers obliged, and, as you'll see in the video, Fillion is quite pleased with the result.
Fillion recalls traveling to the 343 office in Seattle where he sat in a 36-camera rig to have his face captured from every angle possible to be recreated in the game. "I said, jokingly, 'Can you make it look like I'm just a little bit better-looking than I actually am?'" That's exactly what they did, and, now that new images and trailers for Halo 5 have been released, people have definitely noticed the difference.
"Now, people are on Twitter going, 'Hey, that there's a guy in Halo 5 who looks just like you, only better-looking,'" he said.
Check out the closeup image below and decide for yourself.
Fillion is no stranger to the Halo series, as he most recently did voicework for Halo: Reach and Halo 3: ODST, playing the character Buck. In Halo 5, Buck is a member of Spartan Locke's Firetime Osiris, tasked with hunting down Master Chief.
The Halo 5 release date is set for October 27 exclusively for Xbox One. In other recent news about the game, 343 has announced its launch day multiplayer playlists and revealed all the achievements. In addition, the game is now available to pre-load, while Microsoft has announced a New Year's Eve-style countdown celebration event for Halo 5.