Nolan North Will Voice Cayde-6 In Upcoming ‘Destiny 2’ DLC, Not Nathan Fillion
Nathan Fillion may be best known for portraying the lead role in ABC’s Castle, but one of his other roles is Cayde-6 in Destiny, a sci-fi first-person shooter video game series developed by Bungie. However, while Fillion has voiced the fan-favorite hunter since the series’ beginning in 2014, he will not reprise the role for the Destiny 2: Forsaken DLC, which is slated to release in September. Instead, veteran voice actor Nolan North will assume the role.
NOLAN NORTH WILL VOICE CAYDE-6 IN UPCOMING DESTINY 2 DLC
Destiny fans noticed the series’ figurehead was sporting a different voice actor during the forthcoming downloadable expansion’s E3 trailer, and the actor appeared on the Kotaku Splitscreen podcast to discuss the situation. “I wasn’t available for this last installment,” Fillion confirmed. “It’s not me doing the voice for Cayde-6.”
Instead, North stepped in to portray Cayde-6, a recasting that Fillion has no hard feelings over. “In a wonderful, amazing turn of events, it’s actually Nolan North,” Fillion confirms. North has previously inherited another Destiny character, Ghost, under similar circumstances.
As with much of the game’s fanbase, Fillion has been skeptical that Bungie will genuinely kill off Cayde-6 despite director Christopher Barrett’s insistence that they are. When Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, the host of the podcast, attested to how it does look unlikely that the hunter will survive, Fillion nonetheless remained cautiously optimistic for the role, saying, “Well, then in that case, my go-to would be: ‘I’m really excited to work with Activision again and do the prequel of how we get to Cayde-1 through 5.’”
Fillion also happens to be a fan of Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series, discussing his own fan film adaption of the flagship Sony property on the podcast. Coincidentally, North also happens to voice Uncharted’s protagonist, Nathan Drake.