Lance Reddick, acclaimed actor of Thread And Fringe as well as Commander Zavala’s voice actor in Destiny 2died March 17. Since then, Destiny 2 players mourned his death by paying homage in-game to his character, who remains present at his post in the Tower, one of the game’s central social hubs. After releasing a brief initial statement following the news, developer Bungie published a more detailed article update Thursday on Reddick’s contributions to the game, as well as his character’s future in Destiny 2.
“As an actor, musician, gamer and father, Lance’s passion for the things he loved was reflected in the eyes and hearts of all who loved him,” the ad read. from Bungie. “For now, we will honor his presence through his upcoming performances in the game and in the memories that will last us a lifetime.”
Bungie’s reference to “upcoming performance” indicates that Commander Zavala will not be recast. Instead, Reddick will continue to play the role posthumously, at least until the storylines he contributed the dub to are completed. After this point, it seems possible – even likely – that Zavala will be removed from Destiny 2, either by his death or by any other means. Given the extensive presence of Reddick’s voice as Zavala in the game, it would certainly be difficult for another actor to step in.
Lance Reddick has several other posthumous roles and acting work that have yet to be released. John Wick: Chapter 4 was released shortly before Reddick’s death and features him, much like the previous three John Wick films. Reddick reprized his role from that franchise in an upcoming spin-off film, The ballerina, which does not yet have a release date. This is not the end of the list, however. Reddick will play Zeus in Percy Jackson and the Olympiansa series for Disney Plus, and it will also appear in three other films – the 2023 reboot white men can’t jumpShirley Chisolm’s biopic ShirleyAnd The Court Martial of Caine Mutinybased on a 1953 play.