Bungie posted a brief blog post that touched on the impact the late Lance Reddick had on Destiny through Commander Zavala, along with their plans going forward.
Starting in Destiny 2: The Final Shape Commander Zavala will be voiced by Keith David, best known for characters like Goliath (Gargoyles), King Andrias Leviathan (Amphibia), and The President (Rick and Morty). Unsurprisingly, fans are happy about this new given he was one of the most common suggestions for taking over the role.
Earlier this year, we lost Lance Reddick, the English language voice actor of Commander Zavala. The passion and professionalism Lance brought to the role over the last decade was unmistakable and loved by all. Lance’s iconic voice led us through the most intense moments in Destiny’s history and his impact on our Guardians, our community, and Bungie as a whole will never be forgotten.
Commander Zavala has been central to the story we have been telling since the original Destiny, and we have plans to continue his journey.
Keith David, a prolific actor on the stage and in television, film, and games, will assume the English language voice of Zavala in The Final Shape and beyond. Separately, Lance’s existing lines in-game will remain untouched for the upcoming release.
On becoming the new Vanguard leader, Keith said, “I am honored to continue the great work of Lance Reddick as Zavala. Lance captured the character’s sense of integrity so wonderfully. It is my intention to continue that work.”
Bungie is honored to continue the relationship that began with Keith during the days of Halo, and the team is excited for what he brings to the role of the Commander. We will always remain respectful to the role Zavala has played thus far, and look forward to the journey ahead.Bungie