B. J. Blazkowicz voice actor teases Wolfenstein: The New Order sequel
A couple of offhand comments from a loose-lipped videogame voice actor have sparked a wave of drooling speculation over a sequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order. The remarks were made by veteran actor Brian Bloom – the voice of muscular spy B. J. Blazkowicz, no less – when quizzed about the potential project in a recent interview. “If you look at Bethesda’s E3 2016 lineup there was a title hinted at in a cool way,” he said. “Perhaps we’re working on that as we speak.” You complete rake.
The tease Bloom’s referring to was one of Bethesda’s E3 presentation slides, which made cryptic reference to something called ‘The New Colossus’. Bloom’s vague remarks, alongside similar comments from Anya’s voice actor, Alicja Bachleda-Curuś, strongly suggest that ‘The New Colossus’ will be MachineGames’ awaited Wolfenstein sequel.
The flames of our speculation bonfire are stoked further still by the fact that Wolfenstein: The New Order ends with B. J. reciting a well-known poem. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me.” These lines are, of course, engraved onto a plaque that sits at the base of the Statue of Liberty, but they originally come from Emma Lazarus’ classic poem, The New Colossus.
Rather than a sequel chock-full of patriotic sonnets and references to antiquity, though, we reckon this literary title might be hinting at an American setting for the second entry in MachineGames’ reimagining of the series. After telling the resistance to drop a nuke on the facility he was in, B. J.’s fate is left uncertain at the end of The New Order. But here’s hoping that the Nazi-slaying studmuffin will be joining the fight to retake his homeland very soon.
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above Brian Bloom provides the sonorous pipes behind this hunky visage, but he’s a veteran actor in film and television, too.