The Last of Us Franchise Crosses $1 Billion Mark in Revenue, Pedro Pascal Reveals Being ‘Scared’
The Last of Us is a franchise that has won the hearts of masses across the globe. The thrilling adventure/survival series by Naughty Dog has given players umpteen hours of enjoyment and the HBO live action adaption starring Pedro Pescal and Bella Ramsey has added more to its popularity. Thanks to these milestones, The Last of Us among other PlayStation exclusives is a $1 billion franchise.
Yes, you heard that right, The Last of Us, along with Uncharted and God of War is in the list of $1 billion PlayStation franchises, according to Michael Mumbauer’s experience section on his LinkedIn profile (via Exputer). Mumbauer previously worked as the Studio Head / Senior Director of Visual Arts at PlayStation.
Players should know that Mumbauer’s profile states that he was last involved with PlayStation in 2020, with his last project with them being The Last of Us Part II. Seeing that The Last of Us and the others had already hit the $1 billion mark back in 2020, their present numbers could be much more than that. How much revenue do you think these franchises have earned to date?
Pedro Pascal was “Scared” to Play Joel
On the topic of The Last of Us, Pedro Pascal, the Mandalorian actor who is also renowned for his captivating portrayal of Joel in the new HBO adaptation, revealed some interesting details about his performance.
In the recent THR Drama Actor Roundtable, Pascal stated that it was “totally scary” to take on the role of Joel in The Last of Us series. He added that he was “so scared”, as there was an “exposed silhouette of coolness maybe” and unsurmountable expectations from the franchise’s fanbase. He further stated that he didn’t want to disappoint people and wanted them to like him in that role.
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