NeoGAFs Kent Brockman
Elle Fanning's character will play a very important role in Death Stranding 2, but Kojima still remains mum about who that character is.
Elle Fanning's character will actually play a very important role in Death Stranding 2. Speaking on his Spotify-exclusive podcast, Brain Structure, Kojima explains that he wanted to use "Elle's talents and charm to create a character unlike any other." While many have speculated who Fanning's character will be in Death Stranding 2, Kojima remains mum about it. He does, however, keep saying that she's a very important character in the game.
To illustrate how important Fanning's character will be, the Metal Gear Solid director says that he would have had to throw out the scenes that he had written had Fanning said no to being in the game. "I created the character with Elle in mind. So I was worried about her saying no to the offer," Kojima said in his podcast. That certainly didn't happen, but had that come about, it wouldn't be the first time Kojima rewrote the script for Death Stranding 2.
Kojima's willingness to alter specific parts of the game's script is further backed up by Fanning herself, who also appears in the podcast episode. Recalling a particular sequence of motion capture during the development of Death Stranding 2, Fanning says: "After we had finished that day, you got to spend more time with me. But after that day, you said 'I think I'm gonna re-write the script now, I have new ideas after meeting you." To which Kojima simply responds that he "changed a lot" and "even added in new scenes" during the performance captures.