Overwatch finally working on that live-action movie?


Back in 2017 Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan, expressed that Blizzard was interested in making a live-action film or TV series adaptation of the popular game. Now it’s looks like the plan is already in motion. Blizzard boss J Allen Brack revealed during during a recent earnings call with investors that franchise was working other related to the video game.

“to add new heroes and new maps and new experiences” over the upcoming 2019/2020 financial period, the team is currently “working on the existing game as well as [‚Ķ] focusing on the other work that they have”.

The new work could always be a new game , but hoping the work they is a film. Because¬† live-action movie or animated feature film I’d take any format as long as they pick the corrected studio

The team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment was released in May 2016 for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Overwatch is considered as one of the greatest video games of all time. The game has more than 40 million players and has amassed around US$1 billion in revenue during the first year of its release.


Overwatch is set sixty years into the future of a fictionalized Earth, thirty years after the resolution of the “Omnic Crisis”. Prior to the Omnic Crisis, humanity had been in a golden age of prosperity and technology development. Humans developed robots with artificial intelligence called “Omnics”, which were produced worldwide in automated “omnium” facilities and put to use to achieve economic equality, and began to be treated as people in their own right. The Omnic Crisis began when the omniums started producing a series of lethal, hostile robots, which turned against humankind. The United Nations quickly formed Overwatch, an international task force to combat the omnic threat and restore order.

Two veteran soldiers were put in charge of Overwatch: Gabriel Reyes and Jack Morrison. Though Overwatch successfully quelled the robotic uprising and brought a number of talented individuals to the forefront, a rift developed between Reyes and Morrison, and Morrison became the leader of Overwatch while Reyes took charge of Blackwatch, Overwatch’s covert operations division. Overwatch maintained peace across the world for several decades in what was called the “Overwatch Generation,” but the rift between Morrison and Reyes intensified. Several allegations of wrongdoing and failures were leveled at Overwatch, leading to a public outcry against the organization and in-fighting between its members, prompting the UN to investigate the situation. During this, an explosion destroyed Overwatch’s headquarters in Switzerland, purportedly killing Morrison and Reyes among others. The UN passed the Petras Act, which dismantled Overwatch and forbade any Overwatch-type activity.

Overwatch is set some years after the Petras Act; without Overwatch, corporations have started to take over, fighting and terrorism have broken out in parts of the globe, and there are signs of a second Omnic Crisis occurring in Russia. Former members of Overwatch decide to reform Overwatch despite the Petras Act, recruiting old friends and gaining new allies in their fight.

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