Lance Reddick talks 'Destiny,' and making sci-fi 'more mainstream'

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If you pick up Bungie’s highly anticipated new game Destiny this September, you might hear some familiar voices on your journey across the universe. The voice cast is stacked with actors from much-loved TV shows like Firefly and The Walking Dead, lending their voices to a number of characters players will interact with in Destiny’s sci-fi universe.

One of those actors is Lance Reddick, of The Wire and Fringe fame. Reddick voices a character named Commander Zavala, who will give players who choose the game’s Titan specialization their marching orders. It’s not Reddick’s first video game role — he’s voiced characters in 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand and a forthcoming adaptation of FutureDude’s Parallel Man comics — but it gives the actor an opportunity to be a part of a new sci-fi world, a genre he has a lot of affection for.

“I feel like there’s so much potential to do great storytelling in sci-fi,” says Reddick, in a call from the set of the upcoming Amazon series Bosch. “I feel like it’s becoming more and more mainstream.” With analysts projecting that Destiny might make up to $900 million, Reddick–along with his costars—might be a small part of pushing sci-fi further into the mainstream.

The full celebrity voice cast is as follows:

Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) – The Ghost

Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead) – The Exo Stranger

Nathan Fillion (Castle) – Cayde-6

Bill Nighy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) – The Speaker

Lance Reddick (Fringe) – Commander Zavala

Lennie James (The Walking Dead, Snatch) – Lord Shaxx

Gina Torres (Serenity, The Matrix Revolutions) – Ikora Rey

Peter Stormare (Fargo, The Big Lebowski) – Arach Jalaal

James Remar (Dexter, Django Unchained) – Executor Hideo

Erick Avari (The Mummy) – Master Rahool

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