A sequel to Shadow of Mordor, a 2014 video game based on The Lord of the Rings universe, is in the works. Its existence has been discovered on the resume of a stunt actor and it’s at this point of time, predictably called Shadow of Mordor 2.
The news comes via NerdLeaks, a site specialising in leaks about movies, TV shows, and video games. It found stunt actor Lauren Mary Kim’s resume which had a mention of the game. Specifically a line that states “Shadow of Mordor 2 – Stunts/Acting – Blur”. It probably refers to the Blur Studio which is responsible for Deadpool, and a host of CGI trailers for games like Batman Arkham Knight, Dishonored 2, and The Division.
According to the site, Kim is a stunt actor who worked numerous AAA film project like Fast & Furious 7, Transformers 4, Suicide Squad and Daredevil (TV show). She also worked for various video games CGI trailers including Bioshock Infinite, Batman Arkham Knight, Assassin’s Creed Unity, God of War Ascension, the upcoming Mafia III and now, Shadow of Mordor 2.
“Looking at her physical aspect and stunt abilities she could play the Lithariel role,” a post on the site speculates.
A follow up to Shadow of Mordor should be expected considering how well the first game did. It sold around 1.9 million copies on PC alone and a performed strongly on consoles as well. Throw in the fact the developer Monolith Productions has been working on an unannounced game and been on a hiring spree makes this all the more likely. Given that Kim’s work has been on the stunts and acting pertaining to the game, we won’t be surprised to see an E3 CGI announcement trailer for Shadow of Mordor 2. Until that happens, we can rest easy knowing one of the finer titles this generation is getting a sequel.