The Last of Us Part 3 gets disappointing update from Tommy actor

The Last of Us Part 3 gets disappointing update from Tommy actor
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Tom Chapman

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4th Dec 2023 16:32

Much like we always knew Rockstar Games was out there tinkering on GTA 6, is anyone really buying that Naughty Dog isn't making The Last of Us Part 3? While The Last of Us Part II might've divided fandom, it still won numerous awards and is one of Sony's best-selling games.

With The Last of Us Part II Remastered just around the corner, the conversation will once again turn to the idea of a trilogy. Naughty Dog boss Neil Druckmann has previously said there's a story for the mythical outing, but that's far from confirming it's actually in the works. 

The Last of Us Part 3 gets a disappointing update

Tommy and Joel The Last of Us
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Earlier in 2023, there was a random bout of buzz that The Last of Us Part 3 was being secretly worked on. After a reunion between Druckmann, writer Halley Gross, and voice actors Ashley Johnson (Ellie) and Shannon Woodward (Dina) went viral, Druckmann seemingly confirmed he wasn't working on Part 3.

Now, voice actor Jeffrey Pierce confirms he hasn't received a script for Part 3, suggesting that if it is on the way, it's nowhere near as far along as we might've hoped. Speaking to Dexerto, Pierce explained, "At this point, it’s not something that has begun in any fashion, at least, not that I know of."

He continued, "I would hate to set myself up to have expectations about what it would be and then have it be something completely different." Still, he has high hopes for whatever Druckmann can deliver, adding, "I'm going to trust when Neil hands me a script that it's going to be perfect because that’s the way it’s been up until now.

"When that happens and I’m asked about the Last of Us Part III, I have to say I have no idea what you’re talking about." He also put forward his own ideas for how things could go, saying he hopes that we get playable Bloaters in Part 3. Well, that would definitely be something different. 

Naughty Dog won't commit to The Last of Us Part 3

Abbie and Ellie Fight The Last of Us Part 2
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It seems Pierce is on the same page as the fans, with high hopes for Part 3. At least we know he's interested, and by the sounds of it, is hoping to be asked back. Given Tommy's ending in Part II, we'd fully expect him to return alongside Ellie and Abby. 

Unfortunately, Druckmann himself won't fully commit to Part 3. The big man said, "It's up to us whether we want to continue it or not." That's probably just a way to throw us off the scent, but let's remember that Naughty Dog has already brought Uncharted to an end

As well as the popularity of remastering the first two games, there's also the runaway success of HBO's live-action The Last of Us series. There's been word of a rough plan of three to five seasons, and as the series has confirmed it won't tell a story beyond the games, Part 3 could extend the show nicely. 

For now, The Last of Us is confined to the same camp as Red Dead Redemption, with gamers patiently waiting for those behind these gaming giants to give their respective trilogies the green light. Come on, though, we all know it's coming. 

Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.

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