Is he even Master Chief if there's not helmet?

Halo TV Series’ Master Chief Might Not Always Wear A Helmet

When you think of Halo you almost definitely think of Master Chief, and when you think of Master Chief, you’re picturing the helmet, right?

Well sadly, that might not be the case going forward though thanks to the upcoming Halo television series that’s headed to our screens whether we like it or not…

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Speaking with Deadline, Showtime’s Gary Levine was asked if we’d be seeing a Master Chief without the mask in the show, to which he slyly responded “we’ll have to wait and see.”

Whether that’s the sort of “wait and see” that your parents gave you which always meant “no,” or if that’s a “wait and see because it will happen, I just can’t say yet,” remains to be…well…seen.

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Levine did add that there’s “all kinds of new drama” that the show will be exploring, but that the team behind the series will “stay faithful to the canon.”

It sounds like the Halo TV series is taking a dramatically different approach to the IP than Gears of War is doing with its upcoming movie.

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Gears of War boss Rod Fergusson recently told IGN that the movie will stray from what fans of the games might be expecting, with the emphasis on it being a movie surpassing its history as a games series.

The Gears of War movie reportedly won’t be set in the same universe but instead in an alternate timeline.

“In order for the movie to be successful, it has to be a great movie first and a Gears movie second,” said Fergusson. “Basically the way that we sort of reconciled that was, we said, ‘oh the movie should be an alternate reality. It should not be dependent on the game story, nor should it influence the game story.’”

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The Halo series is expected to drop April 2021, while a release date for the Gears movie has yet to be announced.

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