HELL YES! The animated shorts are one of the best thing ever, would be awesome if they made a feature length cgi movie out of them.
Speaking to MCV, Tim Kilpin said “We would like that very much.” When asked whether an Overwatch movie was a possible next step after the upcoming Call of Duty film.
And Kilpin is certainly a man whose opinion counts. This year he was brought in to head-up the company's new Consumer Products Group, which is tasked with taking the company's biggest brands and turning them into Disney-like franchises, which can profit across a huge range of media formats and product lines.
And Disney-like is more than just a namecheck, as Kilpin used to head-up franchise management for Disney itself, which included making Pixar's movies so profitable. And that brings us right back round to an animated Overwatch movie.
The appeal is obvious. The characters are brilliant, the best of them have already been brought to life with a Pixar-like level of care and character design. It's undoubtedly an embarrassment of riches for any scriptwriter to make a start with.
Then there's the huge international appeal of the brand. Hollywood is increasingly hooked on the additional income from the Chinese box office (it's what saved World of Warcraft and many others in recent years), and with a notably global look to the roster, there's really something for everyone here in terms of casting.