Must Watch: Trailer for Bungie Game 'Destiny' Directed by Jon Favreau

May 23, 2013


In the past, we've featured cool live-action commercials for the Halo video game series, and so we figured it couldn't hurt to highlight a new game from game developers at Bungie and Activision. That game is Destiny, and it's been in the works for quite some time. Now the game is poised to debut on the Playstation 4, and a live-action trailer for the video game has just debuted, and it's pretty bad ass. What's also cool about the ad is that it's directed by Iron Man helmer Jon Favreau and it also features "Revolution" and "Breaking Bad" star Giancarlo Esposito. At the very least, this has me interested in the new game. Watch!

The trailer for Bungie and Activision's video game Destiny, directed by Jon Favreau (via The Playlist):

Everything changed with the arrival of the Traveler. It sparked a Golden Age when our civilization spanned the solar system, but it didn't last. Something hit us, knocked us down. The survivors built a city beneath the Traveler, and have begun to explore our old worlds, only to find them filled with deadly foes. You are a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Defend the City. Defeat our enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. Be brave. Check out for more information. Look cool?

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Reader Feedback - 29 Comments


These are always sweet, but never really show what the actual game is like. This one seems to have a good balance of live action with in game cut scenes.

DAVIDPD on May 23, 2013


That was incredibly BORING! Favreau ruined Iron Man 2 and now this. Sad.

ColdTick on May 23, 2013


Iron Man wouldn't exist without Favreau and consequently The Avengers would have never gotten made if he didn't knock the first Iron Man out of the park. Credit where credit is due please.

Matt Peloquin on May 23, 2013


Avengers? Is that a joke? A shame it was even drawn on paper before become a film.

Chrisbo on May 23, 2013


Fav gets a little credit for Iron Man 1 which appears to be a happy accident. He can't recreate that magic. It took Joss Whedon on Avengers to bring back that Tony Stark. Credit where credit is due.

Yomama on May 24, 2013


I like Elf, Zathura, Made, and Iron Man so I don't think it's an "accident". The dude is a talented film maker IMO.

Matt Peloquin on May 24, 2013


Plus it's not like Favreau wrote the script for this trailer. The actual visual direction of it felt great! The thing is everyone on here is too stupid to understand how filmmaking works. As Spiderman said in a comic I just read, "Norman Osborn has been handing out stupid pills. STUPID PILLS!"

Andrew Geczy on May 24, 2013


I think this looks promising. It doesn't say a whole lot, but it stirs excitement, and I can't wait for the gameplay reveal.

Mike P. on May 23, 2013


Gimme anytime Iron Man 2 instead of the boring and stupid IM3.

capitandelespacio on May 23, 2013


Oh my god, waa Iron Man 3 focused on the characters instead of the action. Waa the end fight scene was like a level above most action movies these days but my attention span was so short I didn't make it that far, waa.

Andrew Geczy on May 24, 2013


Kind sir, is that english?

capitandelespacio on May 24, 2013


Iron Man 3's focus on characters would have been admirable if it did anything with the characters. It squandered Tony's Post NYC PTSD and every other character was just in place to facilitate a botched Tony's recovery plot. The marvel movies, so far, with the exception of The Avengers have all suffered in the third act. Iron Man 3 is no different. The action scene at the end of Iron Man 3 suffered from the same problems as the one at the end of Iron Man 2. There was too much going on and too little investment in the actual drama of the action. Iron Man 3 was a horrible movie that hid behind glib one liners and a flashy 3rd act fight sequence. It was trying so hard to be Kiss Kiss Bang Bang that it forgot to be a good movie.

hiverious on May 26, 2013


I'm just going to have to disagree with you and everyone else. It's quite clear you've never seen a bad movie before, Or there's no way you could say this is "Horrible" Alone in The Dark is horrible. Hell any Uwe Boll film. What about Plan 9 from outer space. What about Battlefield Earth. You're going to tell me Iron Man 3 is in the same SOLAR SYSTEM AS THOSE MOVIES NO???? nTHEN ALL OF YOU SHUT THE FUCK UP WITH YOUR DUMBVASS OVEREXAGGERATIONS!!!!! You don't know what bad movies are. I'm sorry there were things about the movie that might drop it a couple points in a review, THAT DOESN"T MAKE IT A PIECE OF GARBAGE. I agree Marvel movies have had problems in the third Act. I point specifically at Captain America where I found the lead up to Captain America was better than what we got after he became that hero. But Iron Man 3's Third Act was considerably better, you're wrong about too much going on and too little invested. I was fully invested. You ever consider you just didn't like it cause you like to complain. I don't actually think you made a single valid point besides that Marvel movies generally have somewhat weaker third Acts. There definately wasn't a problem with Iron Man 2's third act, there wasn't too much going on, unless you're really stupid and can't follow simple plots. Same with Iron Man 3. Same with everything. How stupid are you, and do you hate the show Game of Thrones for the same reason?

Andrew Geczy on May 29, 2013


So you resort to ad hominem then? Though I guess judging from your previous contributions to this discussion I should not have been surprised. I do, however, agree 100% with you saying "horrible" was a rather poor choice of word on my part. It wasn't horrible. It was uninteresting and did nothing with its conceit, which I found incredibly disappointing. Maybe I should have clarified, because narratively there wasn't much going on at all, like you said. I could follow a simple plot and I am not stupid. What I meant to say was the final action sequence was busy with too much going on VISUALLY. Is that clearer now? Perhaps you could think that I didn't like Iron Man 3 for legitimate reasons rather than because I like to complain? Probably not, because to you, Iron Man 3 is a good movie and anyone who has anything to say against it is clearly doing so for the love of whining. You know what I would have liked? An actual focus on Tony's character and an exploration of his PTSD (which was criminally underused in the film) rather than a script that paid lip service to the aftermath of The Avengers but then had no idea how to create a character arc out of it without half-assing it all and hiding behind its "snappy" humour. No, I don't watch Game of Thrones, but that is because I would like to read the books first, so not entirely for the same reason as you suggest. I don't expect you to understand any of my points. In fact, I expect you to continue to brush them off because (if I may sink to your level) you seem to be content to settle for a movie that masquerades as something intelligent when it really isn't, and anyone who doesn't agree with you is clearly too stupid to see what the emperor is wearing.

hiverious on Jun 10, 2013


Well you're wrong. I do understand where you're coming from. But then you've already said I was right to criticize your alarmest laguage so the way I see it were in the same boat. But your problem isn't with Iron Man 3. It's with hollywood in general. You just described the problem with every movie being released in the past who knows how many years. It's all shallow 3 act structure get to the point and huge explosion. Every marvel movie released has been that way, and my point is simply that Iron Man has dipped in quality it's been the same all the way through. They've put characterization on the backburner to action and humour in every movie and I don't know why now everyone is like "Nope Iron Man 3 is horrible and Iron Man 1 is amazing." They're all entertaining, but not overly deep. Andd yeah I wish that could change. I wish 90 minutes wasn't the prize movie length to producers. But it is.

Andrew Geczy on Jun 10, 2013


Right then, sorry if I came off as hostile earlier. I am just a bit frustrated with the way things are, and I honestly do wish I could enjoy movies again like I could when I was a preteen.

hiverious on Jun 16, 2013


Did you like Superman? I thought it was the best movie of the year! It's was so good. Exactly what I wanted from a Superman movie.

Andrew Geczy on Jun 16, 2013


Iron Man 3 was a steaming pile of shit!!

Lagoya on May 24, 2013


Oh my god. Waa, Iron Man 2 was only worth 8 outta 10 instead of 10 outta 10. It's such a terrible movie. Favreau is the worst director ever. Waa. About the trailer though, did I hear the line "The keeper gargles the tree trunk." are we just like putting big words together and hoping no one pays attention?

Andrew Geczy on May 24, 2013


Most anticipated game of the year Im so excited! Trailer didn't do a whole lot for me but the concepts and drive of it is exhilarating!

N. on May 23, 2013


They borrowed the sphere close to the earth's surface thing from an old Sci-Fi....but I can't remember which one?

David Banner on May 23, 2013


The words must watch are sometimes loosely used on this site. Besides the opening shot, the trailer was a mess with the quick edits.

Broseph Brosullini on May 23, 2013


Arkham origins revlea trailer was deserved in this spot.

Cody W on May 23, 2013


I will play this on my Okama Gamesphere. I will I tell you.

Quanah on May 23, 2013


Activisiagonized the wrong director to make this. It's definitely not going to peek any interest with this.

iPadO on May 24, 2013


...and that's the story of Los Pollos Hermanos. 😉

HerCar on May 24, 2013


PS4 will be the most powerful system xbox1 well thats the next tv media

MARZ76 on May 25, 2013


Is this game like a MMORPG

Joseph white on May 26, 2013


Destiny is the mmo rpg I've been waiting for it seems like it has everything a big mmo genre player could ever dream of

Joseph white on Oct 21, 2013

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