Is CoryxKenshin in the FNAF movie?
Five Nights at Freddy’s fans are flipping out after the latest trailer for the upcoming horror flick included an exciting cameo from popular YouTuber CoryxKenshin.
Five Nights at Freddy’s is joining the plethora of other iconic video game IPs getting the Hollywood treatment, with its highly-anticipated movie adaptation set to release in October 2023.
Several details about the widely-beloved horror game franchise’s forthcoming flick are already known, like the fact that Josh Hutcherson of Hunger Games fame is set to play a role, as well as Hackers star Matthew Lillard.
We’ve also seen a few pics from the film’s set, one of the most widely-circulated being a look at the outside of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza place.
Fans got another huge peek into the FNAF film after a trailer for the flick leaked online back in May.
Fans rejoice after CoryxKenshin appears in leaked FNAF trailer
Although the teaser was quickly taken down (and every available upload thereafter was subsequently nuked) a fair few fans managed to see it before it was removed, and they claimed that a huge YouTube star was playing a cameo in the film.
According to fans who saw the trailer, popular horror game YouTuber CoryxKenshin has a small part in the FNAF movie — and people were freaking out about it.
A slew of fans took to Twitter to proclaim their joy about Cory’s supposed involvement in the movie, with one writing: “CoryxKenshin in the FNAF movie. Almost teared up seeing him. I’ll be there opening night.”
This news followed an announcement from Cory in a YouTube video in February, where he claimed he was busy working on “really cool stuff” that he couldn’t announce at the time.
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Although wasn’t clear at the time if this particular project was the FNAF movie, it was hard not to connect the dots after all the hype that was generated by the leaked trailer.
CoryxKenshin appears in official FNAF Trailer
On June 27, another trailer for the Five Nights at Freddy’s film dropped online… and this time, fans who didn’t peep the first advertisement got the confirmation they’d been waiting for.
Near the end of the trailer, Cory appears, driving a taxi. In the backseat sits Josh Hutcherson’s little sister, Piper Rubio, along with one of the pizzeria’s (seemingly defunct) cursed animatronics.
After checking his rearview mirror, Cory gets jumpscared by his odd passengers – only to joke, “Why do I always get the weirdos?”
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Cory also reacted to his cameo in a YouTube video that same day, remarking on how far he’s some since playing the first FNAF game on his channel many years ago.
It would make sense for Cory to play a small part in the movie, considering that his playthroughs of the animatronic horror game series played a huge part in his channel’s growth and are some of Cory’s most popular videos of all time, on top of being a major beloved facet of the FNAF fanbase overall.
Fans also speculated that another major YouTuber known for playing the FNAF games, Markiplier, might be in the film — but Mark gave very little information about this line of questioning, only saying that he “can’t say anything” about whether or not he’s involved in the movie.
Five Nights at Freddy’s will hit cinemas and also stream exclusively on Peacock on October 27. For more news and information about the upcoming FNAF film, check out our hub right here at Dexerto.