# Twisted Metal: Who is Anthony Mackie’s John Doe?

Anthony Mackie's John Doe could offer a little insight into how closely the Twisted Metal series will stick to the games.

Deadline is reporting that Marvel star Anthony Mackie will join PlayStation Productions’ live-action Twisted Metal series in the role of John Doe. While we still, unfortunately, don’t know much about the series at this time, all current reports indicate that the John Doe character is expected to be one of the show’s leads.

So who is John Doe? That’s a great question that John Doe himself would also like to answer.

Sony officially describes John Doe as “a smart-ass milkman who talks as fast as he drives.” They also note that the character has “no memory of his past” and gets a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make his wish of finding a community come true, but only if he can survive an onslaught of savage vehicular combat.”

Right off the bat, that description lets us know the series’ version of John Doe won’t be an exact recreation of the John Doe from the Twisted Metal games. After all, the John Doe that was introduced in Twisted Metal Black as the driver of the vehicle Roadkill wasn’t a milkman. In fact, at the end of the game, we learn that he was actually an undercover FBI agent who lost his memory while trying to prevent the gang he was infiltrating from carrying out a terrorist attack. He’s then killed by Twisted Metal boss Calypso shortly after regaining his memories.