Fan Expo Canada 2013
Panel: The Actors Behind Blacklist

By Jorge Figueiredo - September 14th, 2013

Click the image to check out some photos from the Blacklist panel.

On the Saturday afternoon of Fan Expo Canada 2013, some of the cast and crew from Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist spoke about their experiences working on the videogame. The panel was moderated by the Space Channel’s Ajay Fry, and features Eric Johnson (Sam Fisher), Kate Drummond (Anna “Grim” Grímsdóttir), David Reale (Charlie Cole) and David Footman (Cinematics Director). It was a great session, full of spirited conversation and interesting anecdotes. Toronto Thumbs was lucky enough to have a front row seat to listen to what these folks had to say.

Ubisoft has been kind enough to post the full video on YouTube, so it is pointless to do a play-by-play here. Suffice to say that it was an enlightening hour of conversation. As someone who is interested in motion capture and voice acting, I really enjoyed listening to the discussion. The integration of physical acting and voice work is becoming a more popular way of making games and movies. These folks put a lot of hard work into their craft – and it really shows in the game. It is some of my favourite voice work ever done in a videogame.

One of the most interesting bits about Blacklist is that the role of Sam Fisher was given to Eric Johnson – which meant the departure of Michael Ironside from the franchise. I’m pretty sure a lot of our readers are going to question my sanity, but I have to say that I really preferred Eric Johnson’s Fisher to Ironside’s. Actually, I really liked all of their performances – simply top notch. In any case, click on the following pic to watch the panel discussion!

Click this pic to watch the video of the panel discussion.

Other articles from Fan Expo Canada 2013 can be found at this link.

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