Universal Pictures’ new movie Doom: Annihilation will apparently be coming out on 1 October this year. This is how the world ends – not with a bang, but with another potentially bad movie adaptation of a video game, accompanied by a short, underwhelming whimper.
The news was shared earlier on the movie’s main Twitter account and unsurprisingly, not that many souls out there are pleased. No new trailer for the film appeared with the announcement, so we can only pray that the visuals improved drastically from what we got in the first trailer – spoiler alert, they weren’t that great. The movie will focus on elite marine Joan Dark (sounds like Joan of Arc) and her team as they drive the hordes of Hell back to where they came from – a portal that scientists discovered on Mars because that’s how Doom works anyway. Diehard Doom enthusiasts can preorder the movie right now according to the tweet, so the movie won’t be profaning the big screens.
Doom: Annihilation’s debut will occur almost two months before DOOM: Eternal’s release on Xbox One, PC, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Hopefully, the new game will help cleanse our dampened spirits should Doom: Annihilation be as terrible as it may be. Remember how the main Doom franchise said it had nothing to do with this movie when the first trailer released? Good times, good times.