Keith David has been announced by Bungie to be taking on the role of Destiny’s Commander Zavala, previously voiced by the late Lance Reddick.
Reddick was loved for many reasons, one being his work in the popular Destiny video game series as Commander Zavala.
Destiny players took to the game to create memorials for Reddick to allow the community to take time and pay their respects.
“Earlier this year, we lost Lance Reddick, the English language voice actor of Commander Zavala. The passion and professionalism Lance brought to the role over the last decade was unmistakable and loved by all.
Lance’s iconic voice led us through the most intense moments in Destiny’s history and his impact on our Guardians, our community, and Bungie as a whole will never be forgotten. “Bungie Team
Bungie announced the news on August 10th that David will be taking on the English language role of Zavala for the upcoming The Final Shape expansion, along with all future Zavala-related work for the game.
Bungie Won’t Be Removing Reddick’s Lines
Despite David now taking on the role, Bungie confirmed that Reddick’s past voice work will not be re-recorded, including for the upcoming expansion.
“Keith David, a prolific actor on the stage and in television, film, and games, will assume the English language voice of Zavala in The Final Shape and beyond.
Separately, Lance’s existing lines in-game will remain untouched for the upcoming release. “Bungie Team
David has many well-known credits in both the film and game industry, with his voice being instantly recognisable by gamers worldwide.
“I am honored to continue the great work of Lance Reddick as Zavala. Lance captured the character’s sense of integrity so wonderfully.
It is my intention to continue that work.”Keith David
Past credits such as the famous Arbiter Thel ‘Vadamee in the Halo franchise, David Anderson in the Mass Effect games, Sergeant Foley in Modern Warfare 2 (2009), and recently as the Spawn DLC in Mortal Kombat 11.