In early 2021, Henry Cavill hinted that a film adaptation of the Mass Effect universe might be in the works. And a few months later, there were rumors that Amazon was close to acquiring the rights to the BioWare space saga. Although the film has yet to be made, the world familiar to the players still has a lot of potential. Considering the fact that Henry Cavill is working on the Warhammer 40,000 project with Amazon, it is possible that cooperation with the studio is also possible on Mass Effect.
BioWare is currently working on the game’s fifth installment, and the film would make perfect promotional material even if the stories weren’t connected in any way. Leaks so far suggest that the events of the next game will take place after the events of the original trilogy.
The Ghost story, on the other hand, seems like very good cinematic story material. Set between Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, Shepard and Miranda will go on a secret mission that will give them a chance to uncover the truth behind the rise of Cerberus and, by extension, the Illusive Man. Thanks to Midjourney, the first drafts of the film appeared, which would have starred Henry Cavill, Yvonne Strahovski and Martin Sheen.
There’s nothing stopping the movie from including characters and locations familiar from the main Mass Effect story, even if the story includes a new side story. Yvonne Strahovski is perfect for Miranda Lawson, and the Phantom’s former right-hand man would certainly like to know more about her boss. Why does this man believe so strongly in humanity’s central role, and why does he hate alien races? The series could take a closer look at just such a story.