HBO Max delighted everyone with The Last of Us, the adaptation of the game of the same name by Naughty Dog. The premiere of the first season in mid-January brought with it one of the most successful video game adaptations of all time, something that fans have been clamoring for for a long time.
Throughout the nine episodes, the series followed Joel and Ellie through the desolate landscape of the United States, hit by the coronavirus pandemic. cordyceps fungus since it broke out in 2003.
Unlike game original, The Last of Us series starts the pandemic 10 years earlier. The fungus does not begin to devastate the human species in 2013, but in 2003. This supposes a conflict for one of the elements that await in The Last of Us: Parte II.
With the serie preparing the production of its second season, Neil Druckman He has anticipated a more than likely change so as not to clash.
A song that does not exist in the world of The Last of Us series
The change in question is the song Future Days, de Pearl Jamwhich Joel sings to Ellie in The Last of Us: Part II. The theme didn’t come up until 2013, shortly before the pandemic started in the game, but 10 years after it did in the series.
By its own continuity, Joel would not have been able to learn the Pearl Jam song in The Last of Us series, so it is more than likely that Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin are looking for another theme song to replace the theme.
Druckmann himself has explained this possibility in Kinda Funny, where he has highlighted that they are considering several possibilities.
“We could say, ‘Okay, it’s a parallel dimension and the song came out earlier.’ There are possibilities, but that feels like cheating. Pearl Jam has now become even more entrenched in the world of The Last of Us. If we don’t that song, well, there are other songs we could count on.”
It will take us a while to find out if Pearl Jam’s Future Days plays any part in The Last of Us or to find out what song replaces it for Joel and Ellie to iron things out.