Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is one of the most anticipated video game releases of 2023, which is currently in development at Insomniac Games and PlayStation exclusively for PS5. The games usually feature a wide cast of voice actors and motion capture artists, but it looks like the sequel may lose a familiar one. According to voice actor Scott Porter, he will not be reprising his role as Harry Osborn for the sequel.
Porter recently posted a tweet that has since been deleted, but several media outlets were quick to report on the news. In the tweet, Porter mentions that he won’t be returning as Harry Osborn for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, citing that Insomniac Games were now going for more “photoreal” models that connect the likeliness of the actors to their characters. Due to the age gap between Porter and Harry, it wasn’t possible for him to reprise the character.
Porter’s now-deleted tweet about not returning for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 reads:
“While I voiced Harry in the first Spider-Man, I unfortunately will not be in the sequel. They decided to go photoreal and the difference between me and Harry’s ages was too much to overcome I believe. I was bummed but I get it. Gonna be an incredible game.”
This approach to photorealism was something Insomniac Games already experimented with in Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered for PS5, which updated Peter Parker’s model to a new face – something which is still debated in the community about whether that was necessary.
That said, the cast for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is leveraging other impressive talents. Actor Tony Todd, who is best known for portraying the horror villain Candyman as well as Death in the Final Destination series, will lend his voice to Venom. Yuri Lowenthal will return as Peter Parker alongside Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is currently in development for PS5.
Source: PlayStation Lifestyle