The lights are on
As Portal 2’s release draws nearer, surprising new details are still surfacing.
J.K. Simmons – a seasoned actor known for his enthusiastic role as J.J. Jameson in the Spider-Man films, among many others – will be voicing Aperture Science president Cave Johnson.
Johnson was hinted via Ratman scribblings in the first Portal, and rumored as inclusion in the second thanks to a casting call back in 2008. According to Valve’s Erik Wolpaw, we’ll be hearing quite a bit of his voice in the game, but there has been no confirmation if the president will make an appearance in one capacity or another.
Check out the first few minutes of Portal 2 from PAX East below, featuring a quick quip from Johnson near the end.
The original Portal found a solitary voice and personality for the game in GLaDOS. Portal 2’s expansion with support characters may seem risky, but with quality voice talent and a well-constructed script, we’re excited to have more playmates.
[via Joystiq. Thanks to Zum Zum for the tip!]
He does have an awesome voice for games.
I already knew this :)
GlaDOS! Miss Brant! That's not the position I hired you for!
More Portal news is always good news. Simmons should be a great fit.
Already pre-ordered it can't wait!
Oh. my. gawd.
I found a dollar.
His mustache is enchanting. Like a soft, chesnut brown cloud.
Weirdness aside, looking forward to this more than any other game this year.
Awesome! J.K. Simmons is the man!
Thats awesome. I really hope he just yells PARKER right in the middle of the game.
Still think J.K. Simmons should be Sully in the Uncharted movie.
Awesome. This should be fantastic.
k so what your saying is that this game is going to be even better?
J.K. Simmons is pretty neat. Seems to love projects with a bit of a quirky personality. He was pretty awesome in Red Alert 3. Bet he'll be awesome in Portal 2.