You may know voice actor John DiMaggio from hit cartoons such as Futurama where he’s the voice of the lovable robot, Bender. Speaking of which, has anyone seen the new Futurama movie that came out earlier this year? Any good? He also played Ballmer in “Pirates of Silicon Valley.” Anyway, it just so happens that he’s the voice of Marcus Fenix and Franklin in Gears of War. DiMaggio was recently interviewed by IGN and it appears that he was totally geeking out over it the whole time and decided to spill the beans on a couple of things coming up in the sequel. What secrets did he reveal?
“We’re doing Gears of War 2 right now; we’re in the middle of production,” he revealed. “I’m reprising my role as Marcus again. I’m doing one of the characters, Franklin – those are the two that I’m reprising.”
“It’s badass. In fact, I saw some of the stuff yesterday! Which level was it? It was, well listen, there’s bigger beasts in this game. Bigger beasts. Remember the scene with the Brumak, when the Brumak comes out and we’re like ‘Brumak! Roll! Get outta there!’ and it’s coming after them – and they don’t have a fight with him? Well, they fight him now.”
“Oh man, dude – there’s new weapons, new beasts, there’s a couple of new characters, and it’s just badass.”
“It looks cool as shit,” says DiMaggio. “The storylines are really cool and the relationships of the guys in the game – the sequences that explain things that are going on – they’re a lot deeper. Most of the voice-actors who do the games are friends, so it’s kinda cool – we’re all fans of the game.”
Unfortunately, not that much, at least not in detail. I sort of expected the Brumak thing to happen. Enough people bitched about it from the first one and Epic was obviously listening.