Ada Wong Voice Actress is the Latest of Actors Not Returning for Resident Evil 2 Remake
Resident Evil 2 is one of the most popular titles in the franchise, so it’s really no surprise that it is set to get the remake treatment. Unfortunately, fans of the 1998 classic won’t be hearing quite a few of the same voices for the remake. Claire Redfield, Leon Kennedy, and now Ada Wong will all be voiced by different actors than those featured in the original game.
Ada Wong has been voiced by a few different actors, but the most recent actress that portrayed the character has confirmed that she will not be returning for the role. In a post on Twitter actress Courtenay Taylor, who supplied the voice of Ada in Resident Evil: Damnation, Resident Evil 6, and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City was asked if she would be returning as the character in the remake. Taylor replied:
Unfortunately, no. I loved voicing Ada Wong and would happily do it again if a Union project comes around ❤️🤘🏽 https://t.co/bElPLSqO2j
— Courtenay Taylor (@courtenaytaylor) June 22, 2017
Due to recent events concerning the voice actors union, SAG-AFTRA, Capcom is buckling down and has a strict policy of using non-union actors, at least for the time being. This is unfortunate for the voice actors as well as the fans of the games this affects. Capcom‘s policy means that it is highly unlikely that any of the main cast members will be returning soon and especially for the Resident Evil 2 remake.
Fans may get the remake they’ve wanted, but will it hold up without the original voice actors that brought the characters to life? Time will tell. How much time exactly? That is still yet to be determined as no official release window has been given for the release of Resident Evil 2.
What are your thoughts on Capcom’s non-union actors policy that results in the voices of Ada Wong, Leon Kennedy, and Claire Redfield being replaced? Are you anticipating the remake of the 1998 horror classic, Resident Evil 2? Who is your favorite Resident Evil character? Sound off in the comments section below. Be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of the hottest news in gaming and entertainment.
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