Since his debut in the pages of Amazing Fantasy #15, Peter Parker’s look has gone through a few revisions depending on the artist or the era. This too is something that players will see when they boot up Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered in less than two months. Revealed today on the PlayStation Blog, the actor used for Peter Parker in Marvel’s Spider-Man, John Bubniak, has been recast and his facial performer is now Ben Jordan, who bears an uncanny resemblance to current live-action Spider-Man actor, Tom Holland.
Yuri Lowenthal, the actor who provided Peter’s voice, will remain. The reason Insomniac Games provided for the change is that the new model better matches Lowenthal’s facial capture. From James Stevenson, Community Director at Insomniac:
“This does bring us to one of the bigger changes. In order to bring the best performances to players with our next-generation Marvel’s Spider-Man games, we have recast the face of Peter Parker. We loved working with John Bubniak on the original game; however, to get a better match to Peter Parker/Spider-Man actor Yuri Lowenthal’s facial capture, we have cast Ben Jordan to be the face model for Peter Parker on the PS5 console. He looks incredible in-game, and Yuri’s moving performances take on a new life.”
On top of getting a visual and performance enhancement, not to mention functionality for the DualSense controller, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered will introduce three new costumes, one of which has been revealed today. When the game becomes available to those who pre-ordered specific versions, you’ll be able to don the outfit from 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered is available November 12th to select versions of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.