Halo 5: Guardians: Spartan Locke’s Voice Actor Change and Master Chief’s Reflective Visor Explained

on October 3, 2015 12:58 AM

Halo 5: Guardians is closing in to its release on October 27th, but you may have noticed that Spartan Locke’s voice actor was changed from Mike Colter (who also lends his face to the character) to Ike Amadi.

Halo Franchise Development Director Frank O’Connor responded on NeoGaf to an use criticizing the new voice.

“You got that from one line over radio static?

Ike Amadi has an amazing voice and you’re wrong scientifically. Listen to some other examples.”

He also explained the reasons behind the change:

“Mike got offered (IMO) the role of a lifetime from Marvel, and so we either held him to our schedule or rejoiced in the idea of a live action Luke Cage TV series and let him fly free like a gold-shirted eagle.

And Ike was one of our original choices and has a wonderful voice. So everything worked out beautifully for everyone.”

O’Connor also gave an explanation on Master Chief’s visor, that seems to light up when he regains consciousness in the latest trailer, mentioning that it’s not a change to the canon.

“It’s metaphor/artistic license. The visor is reflective. No canonical change.

Literally just going into shadow and back into light.”

Halo 5: Guardians definitely seems to be shaping up like an epic story. You know how bad I am at shooters, but I can’t wait to see how the conflict between Locke and Master Chief will evolve.

 /  Executive News Editor
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