Actor of Peter Parker urges fans to come to terms with the change in Spider-Man's face
Yuri Lowenthal, the actor behind Peter Parker in Insomniac's Spider-Man games, has commented on the controversial change in the facial model that took...
Yuri Lowenthal, the actor behind Peter Parker in Insomniac's Spider-Man games, has commented on the controversial change in the facial model that took place after the first game, and has conveyed to the fans that they need to "move on" from it.
Despite the fact that Insomniac's Spider-Man games are generally among the most popular series on PlayStation, they are not without their fair share of controversies, be it the infamous "Puddlegate" or the audacity of the sequel to take place in the same city context as the first game. Shocking, I know. Undoubtedly, the biggest controversy of the series thus far was when Insomniac altered Peter Parker's face after the first game, with his new model, Ben Jordan, making him appear noticeably younger than before.
Although this was done to better align Lowenthal's voice and facial capture with a model that resembles him more closely, fans were not at all happy with the change and claimed that it was done to make Insomniac's Peter Parker look more like Tom Holland, the Spider-Man of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It has been years since Peter Parker's face was altered, but debates on whether it was a good decision still persist. This is now something that the actor portraying the Insomniac version of the character has also addressed.
Earlier this week, ComicBook.com had the opportunity to speak with Yuri Lowenthal and ask him about his opinion on the change of Peter Parker's model in Spider-Man 2. Lowenthal, who hasn't spoken much about the topic in the past but has certainly been confronted with numerous questions about it on Twitter, said that he agrees with the change but is tired of talking about it.
"The performance was the same for me," Lowenthal said. "I immediately accepted it when they said, 'Hey, we want to make this change to improve the facial animation.' I said, 'I'm in!' I don't care if he looks like a goblin, if my performance is better, then count me in. To be honest, I'm a little tired of talking about it because I think everything that needs to be said has already been said."
Lowenthal went on to say that some fans will simply never get over the change, but at least it shows how strong the positive emotional connection was to his performance in the first game. He concluded his thoughts on the matter by telling the fans, "Get over it now!" which is understandable given the long debate. Although Lowenthal's statement may sound a bit abrupt, it is understandable considering how often he has been asked about it in recent years.