Norman Reedus and Tom Holland may have more in common than it seems. Both actors have slipped info they probably shouldn’t have. In Reedus’ case, the actor, who played the lead role in Death Stranding, may have confirmed that the sequel is in development. In an interview with Leo, he mentioned that he “just started the second one,” when the topic of the game came up.
Funnily enough, the interview only briefly went over his time in games. For the most part, it was covering his career, so he talked a lot about his role as Daryl in AMC’s The Walking Dead. When the topic shifted to Death Stranding, he wasn’t even asked if another game was coming out. He merely replies: “We just started the second one.”
Reedus later continued, discussing his experience playing protagonist Sam Bridges.”It took me maybe two or three years to finish all the MoCap sessions and everything,” he said. “It takes a lot of work. And then the game came out, and it just won all these awards, and it was a huge thing, so we just started part two of that.”
Like the game, perhaps not all is what meets the eye
At a glance, it appears that Reedus confirmed Death Stranding 2 is now a for-sure thing. I mean, there’s not much you’d think to glean off of “we just started part two.” It certainly feels like he accidentally let the baby out of the bag. And it doesn’t seem to be the first time. As reported by PCGamesN last year, Reedus mentioned that the sequel was “in negotiations.” It sounds like talks may have went well.
Death Stranding released on the PlayStation 4 in 2019, but it wasn’t stuck there. The game was ported to PC a year later, and followed up by Death Stranding Director’s Cut in 2022.