The showrunner for Halo has confirmed that we will be able to see Master Chief’s face.
Master chief face; Next month, Halo will make its debut on Paramount+, and the showrunners behind the show have already provided an answer to one of the most pressing issues surrounding the series: yes, you will get your first look at Master Chief’s face.
IGN’s Ryan McCaffery had an interview with the cast and creators of Halo, and when he asked the million-dollar question, Kiki Wolfkill, the executive producer of the show and the Head of Transmedia for 343 Industries, said that the face of the Chief will be displayed.
She explains it as a necessary component of the story by saying, “We set out to tell a character story and a personal story, and once we really got into what that story was, it became clear that you really needed to see the person in the armor and under the helmet.” This is an explanation of why it is necessary to see the person behind the armor and the helmet. So you will.”
The next part of what Wolfkill had to say was as follows: “We totally respect both sides of the fence, those who truly want to see Chief’s face and those who really don’t.” However, due to the nature of this story, it seemed extremely vital to connect with the Master Chief in a different way, which entailed revealing his face.
A simple Google Image search on the actor playing Master Chief, Pablo Schreiber, will give you a good idea of what to expect, so the live-action version of the character’s appearance isn’t the biggest secret in the world. However, given that Schreiber also takes part in IGN’s interview, this information is available to you. The next question that arises is how frequently we would be able to view his face.
Will it simply happen once or twice, or will Chief do a Boba Fett and spend the most of his screentime without his mask? To find out, we’ll have to keep watching, but if you’re one of the fans who has already proclaimed this decision to be blasphemous, know that you can always take comfort in the fact that Halo takes place in a different timeline and is hence not considered canon to the main series. That indicates that the identity of the first Master Chief has been retained, at least to a great extent (presuming that you haven’t read the comics or books that specify his facial features).
The first season of Halo will begin streaming on Paramount+ on March 24, and the show has already been picked up for a second run. You can view the most recent trailer for the program right here, despite the fact that the show is now being challenged in court by Halo’s original composers.