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Jason Statham’s Role in the First Call of Duty Game

The Call of Duty franchise has kept fans eagerly awaiting the release of their next game, especially since the end of 2022 when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was released. Now, in November of 2023, fans can look forward to the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, a remake of the original with improved graphics and some minor changes.

In addition to creating exceptional video games, the Call of Duty franchise is also known for featuring Hollywood stars as in-game characters. While some stars have playable roles, others lend their voices to non-playable characters. What many people may not know is that the very first Call of Duty game featured none other than Jason Statham, known for his roles in the Fast and Furious franchise.

Released in 2003, the first Call of Duty game introduced Statham as Sergeant Waters. He not only provided the voice for the character but also played a supporting role throughout the British Campaign. In the fourth mission, Sergeant Waters is saved by the main character, Sergeant Jack Evans. From then on, Waters remains an important member of the team until the end of the game.

One of the memorable moments featuring Sergeant Waters is when he flies an Fw.200 to escape from German soldiers. Together with the main character, Waters infiltrates an enemy battalion dressed as Germans to retrieve valuable information and disable their defenses. They are successful but face a setback when Captain Price sacrifices himself to allow Waters and the main character to escape.

Although Statham's role may have been overlooked by some due to the less advanced graphics of the time, his presence undoubtedly added to the game's appeal. As an international star, he brought his action expertise to the game and helped establish the franchise's reputation as a cult gaming favorite.

It remains to be seen if Sergeant Waters will make a return in future installments of the Call of Duty franchise. Regardless, Jason Statham's contribution to the first game has undoubtedly played a part in the franchise's growth and success. Fans would undoubtedly be thrilled to see a remake featuring Statham in modern-day graphics.

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