When the official trailer for Call of Duty: Advance Warfare was unveiled on May 1, one of the most highlighted feature has been the performance of actor Kevin Spacey as the main villain.
The game will be set in a future were Private Military Companies have grown to have great influence around while one of them decides to turn against America. Spacey portrays the villainous head of a PMC and is featured delivering a monologue to the viewer about the futility of democracy.
After the unveiling; Spacey stated on Twitter, "I had a blast working on @CallofDuty #AdvancedWarfare!"
Spacey's performance has been well praised by pundits in the game media while gamers have welcomed his talent to the series. In no time his name started to trending on Facebook and Twitter while gamers discussed his role on websites like N4G.
Scott Watson stated on Twitter, "Well damn me it's @KevinSpacey turning up in the latest @CallofDuty game. Is there nothing this man can't turn his hand to? Looks EPIC \o/."
Lachlan Davidson stated on Facebook, "Not really a CoD fan but I'd be interested to see Spacey's contribution to the game."
Several gamers have refereed to Spacy's involvement as making the game feel like "House of COD" or "Call of Duty: House of Cards" (a reference to House of Cards). Luke Plunkett of Kotaku added, "If there's one thing that could revive my interest in this most flagging of franchises, it's by injecting a little House of Cards in it (not literally of course, that's not Frank Underwood, but the tone and the timing of the casting says it all)."
Spacey has joined the ranks of many Hollywood stars who have had a performing role in the Call of Duty series. In 2008; Gary Oldman and Kiefer Sutherland both had a major performing role in Call of Duty: World at War. Oldman returned performing alongside Sam Worthington and Ed Harris in Call of Duty: Black Ops.
William Fichtner, Idros Elba and Timothy Olyphant voiced the players Dealt Force squad in Modern Warfare 3. Worthington would return for Black Ops II while Harris was replaced by Michael Keaton. Meanwhile the role of Elise T. Walker in Ghosts was performed by Stephen Lang.
Call of Duty: Advance Warfare will be the eleventh game in the popular series that has sold over 100 million copies and on average has 40 million active players a month. The game is set to be released on November 4.