With The Last Of Us Part II now out, talk on the TV show has resumed. Josh Brolin as Joel is a now-popular choice after Troy Baker has shown his support.
Troy Baker is a name that we all may have heard as gamers… He’s an incredibly popular voice actor and has almost-definitely been in something you’ve played. If you’re reading this, then you may know him as Joel Miller. (Miller? I know right! I only found his last name out through TLOU2 the other day…)
Joel is the protagonist of the Last of Us series. Troy Baker delivers stand-out performances throughout both the first and second title. Much like everyone, he is interested in the development of The Last Of Us television series by HBO. Now, he has contributed to the debate on who should play Joel…
Josh Brolin As Joel Would Be “A Knockout Choice”
This information comes via a 5-year-old Reddit AMA, now highlighted again as the debate on the casting has once-again been raised. In the AMA, Troy Baker said the following:
“ I remember being at LAX and Josh Brolin was there, we were in the lounge together, and I walked up. I was like, ‘Man, I doubt you remember this, but you and I were doing a movie.’ He was doing No Country [for Old Men], and I was doing a western. And I was like, ‘You and I met, we had drinks this one night, we had a good night.’ He was like, ‘I think I remember that,’ and I was like, ‘I doubt you do, because I know how much we all had to drink.’ I said, ‘There is a game that’s coming out. I want you to know that, for me, so much of your work was very influential.’ And he really, really was. And I was like, ‘If you ever get the call for a character named Joel, I would be honored and I think you would be enriched to play that character.”
Do you think Josh Brolin is a good choice? I wrote about who I think would be a good Joel here.