The voice behind numerous incarnations of Peter Parker, Yuri Lowenthal, isn’t planning on giving up the mantle of Spider-Man anytime soon. In a recent interview, the award-winning voice actor claimed he would play the character until his “dying breath”, if he’s allowed.
Speaking to ComicBook, Lowenthal explained that he’s floored that he still has the opportunity to play Spider-Man in new ways. At 52 years old, Lowenthal’s youthful voice is still perfect for the superhero, and it’s a voice that many have loved in games such as Insomniac’s Spider-Man and Firaxis’ Midnight Suns.
“I'll be honest, I'm just excited that at my age they still let me play Spider-Man, or that they ever let me play Spider-Man in the first place," Lowenthal told ComicBook.
Lowenthal explained that he would love to keep playing the character until his death, similar to Adam West’s tenure as Batman. With the voice actor now being synonymous with the wall-crawler, especially with the upcoming release of Spider-Man 2, Lowenthal will play the character as long as he’s permitted.
“I'll do it to my dying breath if they'll let me because I love it so much. I love working with [Insomniac] so much and I love what they do,” Lowenthal explained. “And I just got to say, I love playing Spider-Man. It is the best. I'll do it forever if they ask me to but I also understand if at some point they're like, 'You know what, we're going to have to switch gears.' And I'd be like, 'You know what? I had a good run.' Not everyone can say that they do what I get to do. Even if it ended today I'd be like, 'I did that.' But I also hope it goes on forever."
Lowenthal’s role in the upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will see the actor using a deeper voice than usual. With the arrival of the Venom Symbiote infecting Peter Parker, Lowenthal’s darker performance will be different from what fans are typically used to.
Spider-Man 2 releases exclusively for PlayStation 5 October 20th 2023. A PC release is expected to come sometime in the future.