Following the reaction over Master Chief losing his virginity, Halo’s executive manufacturer Kiki Wolfill states the group was “conflicted” over the scene.
Halo executive manufacturer Kiki Wolfkill deals with the questionable scene of Master Chief losing his virginity in Paramount’s live-action series.
Speaking With Due date, Wolfkill talked about the minute in Halo Episode 8 “Allegiance” when lead character John-117 sleeps with Covenant spy Makee. “There was a lot of conversation leading up to whether to do that or not and it was a tough one,” Wolfkill stated. “I mean, I will say that there’s a lot of different opinions and voices.” The executive manufacturer discusses the objective behind the intimate minute was to reveal the value of Master Chief developing a human connection with another person. “There’s a lot of different opinions on how to do that, and ultimately, we ended up with that path and I think a lot of us feel conflicted about it and that’s not a bad thing,” Wolfkill elaborated.
The minute in concern triggered a stir amongst the Halo fanbase as lots of audiences revealed frustration in the scene. Some explained that Master Chief is canonically nonsexual, while other fans stated the minute in between Jon-117 and Makee felt contrived and required. “It’s super interesting to be able to see his journey, and you know, admittedly some controversy along the way in getting there,” Wolfkill continued. “My hope is that we can all sort of rise beyond that and sort of look at where we end up with Chief and with John going into season two.”
Paramount’s live-action Halo series flirted with debate from the start, as the program’s very first episode sees Master Chief eliminate his helmet and expose his face to the audience. Lots of fans took this as an ostentatious neglect of the source product, as John-117’s face is never ever displayed in the core computer game series. “[T]he decision to remove Chief’s helmet was not a decision made lightly, nor was it a foregone conclusion when we set out to make the show,” Wolfkill discussed. “That said, it was always a goal of the show to deliver a differentiated experience from the games, not a carbon copy.”
Amidst the reaction, Halo star Pablo Schreiber, who plays Master Chief, resolved fans who were dissatisfied about the adjustment, keeping in mind that he still enjoys them and appreciates their viewpoint. “We love the same thing. And I will keep working my ass off each and every day to make this show the best version of itself, to bring attention and respect to this [Halo] universe we love. For all of us…” composed Schreiber.
Halo Season 1 is now readily available to stream on Paramount+.
Source: Due Date