Destiny replaces Peter Dinklage as Ghost with Nolan North
Peter Dinklage will have to get by just with being one of the biggest stars one of the biggest shows on television, as the actor has been replaced in another prominent on-going role.
Game Informer revealed that Dinklage, who voiced the robotic companion Ghost in Destiny, will no longer provide voicework to the game. Instead, the role will be played going forward by prominent voice actor Nolan North, whose voice you’ve likely heard if you’ve played a blockbuster game in the last several years.
Among his more prominent roles, North has lent his voice talent to the Assassin’s Creed franchise as Desmond Miles, the Batman: Arkham games as the Penguin and, most notably, Nathan Drake in the Uncharted games.
Dinklage’s role as Ghost rose to prominence when Destiny unveiled its first public alpha before launch. The actor’s work received plenty of critcisim for his emotionless line reading, particularly about a certain moon wizard that quickly grew to be a running joke for both players and developers.
North will take over duties beginning with the Destiny expansion “The Taken King,” in which Game Informer promises that Ghost “assumes an even more important role” beyond helping to drive the narrative forward. Bungie also, according to Game Informer, had North re-record all of Ghost’s previous dialogue to help keep continuity for all of those coming to the game.
“I’m hoping we’re doing this for years. If I get a chance to continue with the role, I think we can evolve Ghost as we move forward over the years. In the same way that the player learns about the game and the world, maybe the Ghost grows with them,” North said to Game Informer.
For more on “The Taken King,” check out Game Informer‘s cover story on the expansion.