halo nightfallSPOILER WARNING: If you mind minor spoilers, then stop reading this article immediately.

Microsoft did announce that they will be cutting up to 18,000 jobs not too long ago, and that particular bit of news did not thrill various governments around the world. Well, with that announcement also came plans to shut down Xbox Entertainment Studios, the legendary division that was responsible for rolling out original ideas for the Xbox gaming platform. Halo fans, however, were reassured by Microsoft that the two live-action series that are in production at the moment will remain unaffected. In fact, Halo: Nightfall is said to be a precursor to the Halo 5: Guardians release, where it details the story of the ‘mystery Spartan’ who is called Agent Locke.

Variety has revealed that Mike Colter as seen above will play the role of Agent Locke, and just in case you were wondering how come Colter looks so familiar, that is because he has starred in the hit CBS show “The Good Wife”, as well as playing a role in various movies such as Zero Dark Thirty, Salt and Men In Black 3.

Agent Locke happens to be employed by the Office of Naval Intelligence, and his team has been sent to check out terrorist activity on a ‘distant colony world’. Locke and his colleagues were eventually “drawn to an ancient, hellish artifact during their search”, and Colter himself claims that the script was “incredibly gripping”, citing a Belfast-filmed scene that saw him “chasing an enemy who poses a serious threat to the people Agent Locke has sworn to protect through the city.”

Colter shared further, “The scene is an action-packed sequence that involves some cool special effects and a lot of coordination with the stunt team to fulfill the director’s vision. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.”

While one needs not watch Halo: Nightfall in order to enjoy Halo 5: Guardians, it does deliver additional context and background to the new character that true blue fans will surely fawn over.

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