The beloved, prolific voice actor Troy Baker has his fans waiting eagerly to hear him in two exciting, big-name roles.
In The Last of Us 2, Baker voices Joel, who was the primary playable character in the original The Last of Us, released in 2013. In the sequel, Joel takes on a mentor role to Ellie who, at age 19, officially makes her debut as the main protagonist. Additionally, Baker plays Bruce Banner (aka the Hulk), a role covered by multiple actors in the film universe but ultimately assigned to Mark Ruffalo, in the upcoming Marvel's Avengers video game.
On April 7, Baker tweeted "Some big news coming soon. Stay tuned." The tweet did not contain any additional details, and he did not respond to replies from fans begging for more information.
Some big news coming soon.
— Troy Baker (@TroyBakerVA) April 8, 2020
Fans hope that Baker's "big news" might be something relating to either of the titles to which he recently lent his voice talents. The Last of Us 2, initially planned for May, was indefinitely delayed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Marvel's Avengers is still scheduled to release on September 4, though it is still possible that the coronavirus situation might delay that title as well.
Speculation regarding the announcement is split between a The Last of Us 2 or Marvel's Avengers demo or a brand new game project in which Baker will voice a role. Mentions of a new Batman game have been especially frequent, as a potential project was teased by WB Montreal, and Baker has previously lent his voice to several Batman games, including starring as the titular antagonist in Batman: Arkham Knight.
Most fans do not seem to be particularly hopeful that the announcement might include an updated release date for The Last of Us 2, feeling that it is "too soon" to officially rescind the indefinite delay.
It is also possible that the Tweet has nothing to do with gaming at all. Troy Baker has voiced a number of characters in animated films and TV shows, and also writes and performs music.
What do you think Troy Baker could be tweeting about? Let us know!