Marcus Lehto, a Bungie veteran who served as art director and creative director on the Halo series, says he has mixed feelings about Paramount’s live-action adaptation.
The Halo series premiered exclusively for Paramount+ quickly became a hit with audiences , being the biggest premiere on the streaming platform to date . Although some fans were not entirely satisfied with the adaptation to the small screen and the actor who plays the Master Chief, the series already has a second season underway. If you belong to this group we are discussing, you are not alone: Marcus Lehto, a Bungie veteran who was involved in designing the Boss, feels that the show strays too far from the source material.
“I’m still getting over the series. Lots of mixed emotions and opinions ,” Lehto commented last week via his personal Twitter account when asked by a fan about his opinion of the series. After resting the series for a few days, the creator made some more direct comments when a user quoted him in a thread to share his point of view: “I’m not sure where the inspiration for the series comes from now. It’s not the Halo that I made, the Halo that I helped makeOn the one hand, it is understandable that Lehto feels that the series is too different from his vision of the saga, although on the other hand, it is worth noting that it has evolved over the years and that he has not been involved in it since 2010 in Halo Reach .
Marcus Lehto worked in the art and graphics department for Myth: The Fallen Lords before becoming the art director for the first Halo , a role he held for the next two numbered installments. Later, the creative worked as creative director on Halo Reach , the last game in the saga developed by Bungie, and left the development studio in 2012 to work on other projects.