Before the release of Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima had an idea that will probably never see the light of day. The reason ? A concept far too close to the series The Boys, which has just launched its third season on Amazon Prime Video.
Hideo Kojima always has a lot of ideas in mind and a few years ago he put a project on hold because of his concept. In fact, he was too similar to what we see in The Boys, Amazon Prime Video’s superhero series.
Hideo Kojima on a game à la The Boys?
With Season 3 well underway on Amazon Prime Video, Hideo Kojima reveals that he came up with such a concept but didn’t go further due to this similarity.
The Boys, which I finished after three episodes of the first season. I thought I’d check out the rest of the series. I actually saw a few episodes come out while I was about to start a project that I had been planning for a long time and put on hold The concept was similar. A duo (male/female) with a special detective team that takes on legendary superheroes in the shadows. I thought of Mads Mikkelson st arring.
So farewell to superheroes with kojima sauce, at least temporarily. The creator and his entire team are already on an Xbox exclusive that would be the horror game Overdose and certainly Death Stranding 2 in terms of the video game part.
And a Marvel movie?
In 2020, Kojima-san spoke along premiere who wanted to know why the Japanese developer had never produced films. He then replied that it wasn’t time, but he would see himself in a low-budget project or even a huge machine like Marvel.
After starting my own studio, I need to be able to pay those who work for me. And if I’m doing a film, I’d have to be completely absent for about a year. We’ve just finished our first game, I need to step back and imagine what’s next. But I could do a feature film one day. Certainly on a very small budget, although I’d love to tackle something big like a Marvel movie. How do I put my paw on a big franchise? I know it would be a big risk, but I’m very interested.
Will he ever achieve his dream? We saw him next to Michael Bay but without knowing the nature of the meeting. He is also close to Avi Arad who was a producer of various Marvel feature films such as Iron Man, Venom or even Spider-Man: New Generation. A relationship that could be useful to achieve his goal…
Kojima Productions has had a new studio in Los Angeles for a few months, which is aimed precisely at exploiting opportunities relating to films, series and music. But to see the developer on the big screen, he would have to break away from his games and it’s not won.