MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN REMASTERED Creative Director Explains Why John Bubniak Won't Return as Peter
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Category: Marvel's Spider-Man
There's no denying that the decision to recast Peter Parker's face model for Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered has sparked controversy among fans of Insomniac Games' original and John Bubniak's take on the hero.
Considering that the Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered announce trailer is YouTube's most disliked trailer for a video game since the first Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time Remake video, it shouldn't be surprising that the game's creative director has joined the conversation to explain why Ben Jordan will replace Bubniak.
According to Bryan Intihar, it all comes down to the technology powering Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and their future adventures, as Jordan is reportedly a "better facial match" for Yuri Lowenthal, who will continue voicing Insomniac's Peter. If you're confused now, it's worth remembering that Lowenthal only voices Parker, with other actors actually playing him via motion capture.
While it's just speculation on our part, it's hard not to notice that Jordan looks a lot like Tom Holland — the actor portraying Parker on the big screen since 2016's Captain America: Civil War — so there's a chance that the highly unpopular decision was motivated by Sony's corporate synergy rather than the technology itself.
Although this whole situation is rather unexpected and weird, the fact that Peter Parker will join Marvel's Avengers at some point next year will only make it even more complicated, as we will get three different versions of the same character in the span of three years. Thankfully, Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered will hit stores on the 12th of November, giving us the chance to judge Ben Jordan's performance for ourselves.
A few words from me on today’s news... pic.twitter.com/PpdWVuw4Mm— Bryan Intihar (@bryanintihar) September 30, 2020
you will all forever be in my heart.— John Bubniak (@JohnBubniak) October 1, 2020
Guys. It’s my face’s fault. The stupid stupid bones in my face. Blame my bones. https://t.co/VUES1jQLC5— Yuri Lowenthal (@YuriLowenthal) September 30, 2020
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bartosz Sobczak - Owner, Editor-in-Chief
Lawyer by day, video game reporter by night. Long-time fan of the Mass Effect, Age of Empires, Prince of Persia, BioShock — especially the second one — and Splinter Cell series (who still believes that the best is yet to come). Tries his hardest to shine a new light on the Polish game-development scene. Gameplay Mechanix is his biggest passion project to date. Often listens to old episodes of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson while writing. Privately a cat person.
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