Bungie has announced that Keith David will be the new voice of Commander Zavala in Destiny 2, replacing the late Lance Reddick. Reddick passed away in April 2023 after a battle with cancer.
David is a critically-acclaimed actor with a long and distinguished career. He is best known for his roles in films such as The Thing, They Live, and Platoon. He has also had a successful career in voice acting, lending his voice to characters in games such as Halo 2, Mass Effect, and BioShock Infinite.
David said in a statement that he is honored to take over the role of Zavala. “Lance Reddick did an incredible job with the character, and I hope to do justice to his legacy,” David said. “Zavala is a complex and important character in the Destiny universe, and I’m excited to bring my own interpretation to the role.”
Bungie said that David was the perfect choice to replace Reddick. “Keith David is a legendary actor with a voice that is both commanding and compassionate,” Bungie said in a statement. “He is the perfect person to bring Zavala to life in Destiny 2.”
David’s first performance as Zavala will be in the upcoming Destiny 2 expansion, The Final Shape, which is scheduled to be released in 2024. Reddick’s existing lines in Destiny 2 will remain untouched for the upcoming release.
The news of David’s casting has been met with positive reactions from fans of Destiny 2. Many fans are excited to see David bring his own unique interpretation to the role of Zavala. Others are simply grateful that Bungie has found a worthy successor to Reddick.
David’s casting is a major coup for Destiny 2. He is a talented actor with a proven track record in both film and voice acting. He is sure to bring a new level of gravitas and charisma to the role of Zavala.