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GTA Online: Franklin & Michael actors tease appearance in new heist

Published: 27/Jul/2020 13:38

by Connor Bennett

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The voice actors behind Grand Theft Auto V’s Michael and Franklin have teased the possibility of their characters appearing in GTA Online’s next heist. But, will it happen? 

Back on July 24, Rockstar Games confirmed that they have another GTA Online heist in the works – with players getting to experience an “entirely new location.”

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Since that announcement, speculation has run wild about where this robbery might take place. Some fans have suggested that the developers might bring back Vice City or San Andreas. Others have wild fantasies about a random, new island.

While it seems as if it’ll actually be happening in the middle of Los Santos, the voice actors behind Michael and Franklin have already registered their interest in getting involved by teasing their potential appearance.

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GTA Online characters during a heist.
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Different heists in GTA Online provide different stories.

The speculation behind the two characters appearing stems all the way back to one of their Instagram lives from April. The pair discussed GTA 6 and while they don’t believe it’s in the works, they did say they want to be involved with GTA Online.

“Oh yeah, that would be fun. I would love to be one of the guys who send you out the missions, yeah,” said Ned Luke, the voice of Michael. 

“I heard they had something coming up with us to do that, so, wait and see,” added Shawn Darnell Fonteno, the voice behind Franklin, however, Ned commented that he “hadn’t heard that.”

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The character Michael and Franklin might be in the upcoming heist. Twitter user @GTAVInewz captured this video on April 3rd, 2020. And it seems that Ned Luke and solo118 teased that they would be in a heist. And as we all know, Rockstar posted on their Twitter about a heist in a new location. from GTA6

With the video hitting social media after the new heist announcement, it has sparked some speculation. However, the pair do regularly joke about their involvement with future GTA related projects, so it very well could be them just having fun with fans. 

It wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility though. Plenty of GTA V single-player characters have played a role in GTA Online, with Trevor even being a part of a heist himself.

We’ll just have to wait and see as to what Rockstar has up their sleeve once the new heist is finally unveiled.

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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.