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“Clickbait” GTA 6 leaks debunked by Grand Theft Auto 5 voice actor

Published: 5/Apr/2020 1:02

by Brent Koepp

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Fresh off several GTA 6 announcements proving to be a hoax, the voice actor for Michael in Grand Theft Auto 5 gave advice to fans about “clickbait” leaks and rumors for the upcoming Rockstar title.

It’s been over six and half years since Rockstar has released a title for the wildly popular action-adventure franchise, so understandably many are desperate for any information they can get on the series’ next game.

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However after a recent fake announcement trailer tricked players into believing a reveal was imminent, Michael’s voice actor Ned Luke spoke out on leaks and rumors in a live chat with Grand Theft Auto V co-star Shawn Fonteno, who portrayed Franklin.

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GTA V’s voice actor Ned Luke called out “clickbait” leaks and rumors.

Grand Theft Auto voice actor speaks out on GTA 6 rumors

The two actors sat down for a live chat on Instagram, where they discussed the recent flood of supposed leaks and rumors about the upcoming GTA title.

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“They said GTA 6 is gonna be made in Vice City. How do these people get all this information of what’s going to be what?” Luke exclaimed. He then turned towards the fans and said, “People do you not understand? DO NOT BELIEVE IN ANYTHING that you see on the internet!”

Hitting out at Grand Theft Auto YouTuber MrBossFTW, he continued, “BossmanF**kTheWorld or whatever his name is, or any of those guys, don’t listen to those guys. They have no inside information, they’re just clickbait. And if you hear it from Rockstar, then you know. If you don’t hear it from Rockstar, you don’t know s**t.”

When a viewer brought up the idea of Michael being in the next installment, Fonteno reacted, saying, “Michael might be in GTA 6? I don’t know. S**t, I hope!” The actor then exclaimed that he would have multiple protagonists return, if he could.

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“If it was in my control, it would be Michael, Franklin, Trevor, CJ, Lamar, Lester, you name it. Everybody would be in there man!” he said.

Luke agreed with his co-star and replied, “That would actually be really cool, just the playable characters from the other ones were somehow in there. Luis Lopez and Gay Tony, Niko and all of those guys. That would be really cool.”

This isn’t the first time the two voice actors have called out rumors. In late January, both took to social media to mock leaks about the future title. “GTA VI confirmed. Jetpack confirmed. VI map set on the moon confirmed,” they joked.

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While many have speculated that the next game will take place in Vice City, so far nothing has proven to be true – showing that they may just be right that we won’t know anything until Rockstar themselves are ready to talk.

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Grand Theft Auto movie reportedly coming before GTA 6

Published: 4/Oct/2020 11:57

by Calum Patterson

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Reports from sources who correctly revealed both the Resident Evil 4 remake and The Witcher Netflix series before their official announcements, are now claiming that a Grand Theft Auto movie is in development.

Despite no news of another GTA game (expected to be GTA 6), Rockstar is apparently focusing on another medium entirely for the franchise. According to WGTC, the Grand Theft Auto movie is likely to release before the next installment of the game.

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It’s been over seven years since GTA V was released, back in September 2013. Red Dead Redemption 2 was Rockstar’s next major project, released in October 2018, and they have been pouring lots of resources into the ever-popular GTA Online.

But, perhaps their next project really is a movie adaptation of the iconic GTA franchise, as these sources have supposedly been on the money before.

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Michael and Franklin from GTA V
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A GTA movie would no doubt be a box-office hit.

The report claims that “the project is reportedly in the early stages and will loosely adapt the events of GTA V, presumably bringing us live-action versions of characters Michael, Franklin and Trevor.”

At this point, it’s only possible to speculate about who would play these characters, but potentially the voice actors from the game would step up into the live-action roles.

It’s possible that GTA Online’s success, which continues to add new players and is something of a cash cow for Rockstar and publishers Take Two, means they are in no rush to release the sixth game.

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Franklin from GTA V
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The movie will apparently still focus on the main characters from GTA V.

The movie industry is currently in a downturn, for obvious reasons arising from lockdowns, but if the movie is still in the “early stages”, it may be some way off still. Not to mention, filming is also made more difficult in these uncertain times.

The same can be said for game development also, and with not even a peep out of Rockstar regarding a new GTA game, that seems to be a long way off still too.