Get Ready! Because Black Ops 2 will blow up like no other Call of Duty title has ever done before. Everyone’s been talking about The Dark Knight Rises but nobody’s even talking about how the movie or the co-writer will affect Black Ops 2. David S. Goyer was the co-writer of The Dark Knight Rises, Batman’s latest film. David is the writer of Black Ops 2. Trent Reznor was the Academy Award-winning composer of The Social Network. Trent is doing the musical score in Black Ops 2.
A few days before The Dark Knight Rises premiered, Activision released a video interviewing both men about the story, and the music of Black Ops 2…
When Activision released the video shown above, nobody really knows how good The Dark Knight Rises is. At the time, nobody knows why David Goyer was selected or cares about David Goyer’s influence in Black Ops 2. I have a great understanding of why David Goyer was selected as the writer of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Call of Duty has always been about adrenaline-pushing stories, so naturally, Mr. Goyer was selected to bring about this to a whole new level.
Okay, so. The Dark Knight grossed 300 million dollars on the opening weekend and beyond. Modern Warfare 3 grossed over 775 million dollars on the first week of sale. Why am I talking numbers and power players? To give you an idea of what to expect out of Black Ops 2. You’re not only getting a good musical score, you’re also getting a great story if David S. Goyer is writing it. If you’re like me, and the millions of movie-goers who watched The Dark Knight Rises, you’ll know that the story is going to be as great as your #1 favorite movie. Live Free or Die Hard was that movie for me, now it’s been replaced by The Dark Knight Rises. I have never seen a director or writer pull off a masterpiece that is The Dark Knight Rises. I won’t spoil it for you, but the movie put me at the edge of my seat the whole way through. You don’t need to watch either Batman Begins or The Dark Knight in order to feel the movie out. It would help, but it’s not required.
Here’s the thing: By the end of The Dark Knight, Batman is this criminal, this vigilante that the police wants so badly. The Dark Knight Rises makes Batman a real #@^&ing legend by the time the movie is finished. In the same movie – Bane, went from a forgettable character in either the comics, or the video games that’s been released thus far – to a memorable character. In Rises, Bane was extremely intimidating, and extremely convincing as a character the whole way through the movie, especially at the climax of the story. This kind of character development isn’t in many movies or video games thus far. Video Games do not often have a deep or an encompassing story enough to develop character into something great. This is something that Black Ops 2 will benefit the most from David Goyer’s writing talent.
The other thing I’d like to point out is that The Dark Knight Rises, and Black Ops 2 have one thing in common. They both used their respective media to debut new technology. In fact, 60% of The Dark Knight Rises is all about Batman’s various vehicles or weapons. My favorite? The Bat’s scenes. I was like “Oh $#!^. Oh $#!^.”
One of the most interesting facts about The Dark Knight is that the music in the movie is composed by none other than Hans Zimmer. If you recall, Hans Zimmer did the musical score for …Modern Warfare 2.
So, by now, you understand why Black Ops 2 will indeed blow up. By the time Black Ops 2 is released to retailers worldwide, you can expect Black Ops 2 to sell so good, that it will be on a weekly basis until the Call of Duty formula is played out.