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Mass Effect film focuses on male Shepard

Tells a new story without Seth Green.

The Mass Effect film being made by Legendary Pictures will focus on the male version of Shepard.

Act surprised.

A Comic-Con panel revealed that the film will tell "a completely new story" to the games, and that actor Seth Green, he from Buffy and Austin Powers, will not reprise his role as Joker.

There will be no aspect of choice to the films, understandably, and there's potential for more films should the first do well.

"We are really focused on making this a great movie," answered the Legendary Comic-Con panel. "So we'll see where it takes us.

"We have to get the first one right to know whether there will be more."

Legendary said it was working "closely" with BioWare on the film, and couldn't give any hints about potential casting.

We may as well suggest some actors for Shepard, then. How about Jason Statham? Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson?

Nathan Fillion?

Legendary Pictures (300, The Dark Knight, The Hangover, Watchmen) grabbed the rights to a Mass Effect film in spring 2010 (following the release of Mass Effect 2). BioWare doctor-bosses Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka will exec produce.

The Mass Effect film has no release date. It sounds as though it's a long way off.

Mass Effect 3.