Booker T Continuing To Pursue Court Case Over Activision For Character Likeness
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We’ve been covering a story for two years now surrounding WWE Superstar Booker T filing a court case against video game maker Activision for allegedly making the appearance of David “Prophet” Wilkes in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 look nearly identical to comic book version of his former G.I. Bro character.
Booker T created the gimmick way before the 2000’s and even brought it back in 2000 with WCW. G.I. Bro and the Dragon of Death was released in 2015. Booker T created and owns the copyrights to this. Booker T continues to say that his permission was never sought and that the first-person-shooter is thought to have made over $1 billion since its release in 2018.
PWInsider has found out that progress has now been made on the case, as Booker T will be presenting his case after jury selection is complete, which is slated for April 19 of this year. Booker T is not asking for a specific amount of money, and will seek whatever is thought to be acceptable by the court. Eastern District of Texas Judge Robert W. Schroeder III will oversee the case.
Stay tuned to Wrestlezone for further developments on the case as they come in.