The recent announcement about Marvel’s Wolverine video game, which is currently being developed by Insomnia Games for the PS5, has given Marvel fans a clear talking point in recent days. Among the speculations about the upcoming title, which has released few details so far, there is the question of who will cast the vote. X-Men hero in this new version of the character most famously played by Hugh Jackman in multiple films. With Jackman leaving the role behind, and a new Wolverine no doubt arriving in the future of the MCU, who could be the voice of the invincible character? Well, someone ready to step into the role is David Hayter, known to many as the voice of Solid Snake in the… Metal Gear Solid series of video games.
Hayter’s name popped up on social media almost immediately when the game was announced, and while he’s known for playing rough, tough, and gruff anti-heroes in general, he was also a writer on both of the first two. X-Men movies, making it even more attuned to the Wolverine character than most. While it’s one thing for fans to speculate about who will be cast in the voiceover role, it’s another for that actor to comment on it themselves, and that’s exactly what David Hayter did in response to a Twitter comment.
The announcement of the game’s development was made in a statement from Ryan Schneider, Head of Franchise Strategy & Studio Relations at Insomniac Games. “Marvel’s Wolverine is a standalone game directed by Brian Horton (creative director) and Cameron Christian (game director), who recently spearheaded the creative efforts on Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a game that we at Insomniac are extremely proud of. In the vein of our Spider Man games, our goal here is not only to respect the DNA of what makes the character so popular, but also to look for opportunities to make it feel fresh and truly reflect the Insomniac spirit. Despite Marvel’s Wolverine is very early in development, from what I’ve seen of the emotional story and advanced gameplay (see what I did there?), the team is already creating something really special.”
Marvel’s video game output has skyrocketed lately, with the arrival of The Avengers earlier in the year, to which a number of subsequent expansions have already been added. There are also games from Guardians of the Universe, Marvel’s Spider Man 2 and many others in development. With Marvel movies currently smashing the box office even in the current climate, hitting record numbers on their arrival at Disney+ and creating a tapestry never seen before in the entertainment industry, it’s no surprise that every effort is being made to make money. to earn. in every possible way to success. As far as merchandise goes, video games are one of the biggest connections a franchise can have and it seems Marvel is doing everything it can to conquer the market as soon as possible.
Marvel’s Wolverine is only in the very early stages of development, so is not about to arrive anytime in the near future, but with the X-Men on the way to the MCU in the years to come, there’s no doubt that the game’s release will coincide with that massive cinematic event.
Topics: Wolverine, Video Games