Activision has just dropped the live-action trailer titled “The Lobby” to build excitement for the much-anticipated launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III.
The film brilliantly brings the in-game Call of Duty video game lobby to life, following an Operator known as KillSwitch as he prepares for action. As KillSwitch walks through a real-life Call of Duty lobby, he watches fellow Operators gearing up for the game, all while a countdown clock signals 30 seconds to match time. The video features appearances by Call of Duty enthusiast and musician 21 Savage, NBA star Devin Booker, and UK artist Central Cee. Hollywood filmmaker David Leitch directs the trailer and marks a historic moment as it showcases in-game characters alongside everyday gamers and celebrities.
“As we commemorate this monumental milestone for the Call of Duty franchise, we believe it’s essential to honor our player community through our work,” said Tyler Bahl, Head of Marketing at Activision. “For the first time, ‘The Lobby’ features COD players, celebrities, and in-game characters squad-ing up together before a match. The film serves as a poignant reminder of our iconic tagline: ‘There is a soldier in all of us,’ which we are thrilled to reintroduce.”
The trailer concludes with transitioning real-life personalities into game characters, emphasizing the message ‘There’s a Soldier in All of Us.’ This reintroduces a classic line for Call of Duty, representing the ever-expanding player community.
The film and the game will include an original track composed by One Republic’s Ryan Tedder, with verses by 21 Savage and the chorus sung by D4vd. The song “Call Me Revenge” was released in conjunction with the film.
Directed by the renowned David Leitch, who has worked on action-packed films like “Bullet Train,” “Deadpool 2,” and “John Wick,” this trailer comes as part of the franchise’s 20th-anniversary celebration, bringing the series full circle with him. The Call of Duty 20th anniversary film was released on October 5.