Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 VA Says “Get Over It” On Peter Parker’s Changed Face

Yuri Lowenthal could use a break from fan complaints it seems.

Story Highlights

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is an upcoming action-adventure game, featuring the titular webhead and his associate Miles Morales, and the sequel to the mega-hit Marvel’s Spider-Man that was released in 2018. 
  • About two years ago when the remastered version of Marvel’s Spider-Man was announced for the PlayStation 5, Insomniac Games seemingly switched up the face design of Peter Parker in the game.
  • Considering the stark difference in appearance between the new Peter and the original PlayStation 4 version one, the community didn’t take the change too positively and voiced its opinion over this needless blunder. 
  • Taking all this backfire into account, Yuri Lowenthal, the voice actor of Peter Parker in Marvel’s Spider-Man and the upcoming Spider-Man 2, has said that he truly doesn’t mind the face change and is only concerned with his voice acting performance instead. 

If the man himself isn’t caring about it, why are you? Yuri Lowenthal, the voice actor of Peter Parker in Marvel’s Spider-Man and the upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has had it with fans still springing up the face change that happened back in 2020. That was when a remastered version of the PlayStation 4-launched Marvel’s Spider-Man popped up, essentially swapping the face of Peter in-game along with it.  

The Original Peter Parker in Marvel's Spider-Man
The Original Peter Parker in Marvel’s Spider-Man

Speaking to ComicBook, Yuri has clarified that he really doesn’t care about the matter in question at all and it’s more so his performance that is of greater concern to him. The man says that he “got over it” as soon as an Insomniac dev came up and told him about the new face swap that’s required to make Peter look better. In verbatim terms, Yuri is of the following opinion, 

The performance was the same for me. I got over it as soon as they said ‘Hey, we wanna make this change so that the facial animation is better.’ I said ‘I’m all in!’ I don’t care if he looks like a goblin, if my performance is better, than I’m in. I’m kind of tired of talking about it to be honest, because I think everything that needs to be said has been said. Some people will take longer to get over it, some people will never get over it. The one positive thing I take away from this experience is that people connected emotionally so hard and so deeply in the first game that they’re mad when they feel that person changes. I can only be so mad about that because it worked, not the change thing, but you connected with the character which is great. Now, get over it!” 

Marvel’s Spider-Man, like most PlayStation exclusives, comprised a gripping narrative that made players feel emotionally connected with Peter as they went along the story of the web-swinger. But back when Insomniac Games announced the remastered version of the game for the PlayStation 5 and with it, a brand-new face for Peter, people pretty much went nuts, citing how the change was not needed at all.  

The New Peter Parker in the Remastered Marvel's Spider-Man for PlayStation 5
The New Peter Parker in the Remastered Marvel’s Spider-Man for PlayStation 5

At the time, one Redditor commenting on the situation said, “I played the PS4 version and thought the face and voice were perfect. The face for the PS4 version just feels more realistic to me. Feels like Peter is older and more mature. Then we have the remastered face that just looks way too young to be Peter at the age the game says he is since the new face makes Peter look YOUNGER than Miles.” 

Well, at the end of the day, if Yuri feels the way he does, and emphasizes the emotional connection more than visual looks, we should be all set for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which is due to release for the PlayStation 5 exclusively, come October 20, 2023.

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