Reuben Langdon (Dante of DMC) blames sexual harassment victims; thinks MeToo and BLM"goes too far" UPDATE: Regrets nothing; Capcom still investigating

Asbsand

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This dude has been the VA for Dante going back to 4, including Marvel vs. Capcom since then. It's entirely possible nobody really has much of an idea about his personal beliefs - or didn't fully grasp them in context
Why the hell should they be concerned with his personal beliefs throughout the '00s? Being hypercritical of someone's social viewpoints save for things like outright racist or anti-semetic statements is a recent issue that companies react to.
He’s voiced his beliefs recently though—what are you even referring to here?
I thought you were referring to like, over time.
 

tiebreaker

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People shouldn't be surprised anymore whwn someone turns out to be a pos.

Trump happened.
It's likelier that someone is a pos than not.
 

max.rem

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Thankfully Kevin Conroy seems to be a good guy. I glanced at his Twitter, saw something political and fear set in for a brief moment.
 

Lumi

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It would be funny and surreal if Tim Phillipps replaced Reuben Langdon. You would get the voice from DmC but the character from DMC.
 

BBboy20

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You all want to play Last of Us 2 but it is very likely he will be involved and very likely motion capture in scenes that will be remembered in the annuls of history.

All the shock, horror and crying, very likely Langdon will be there.

You may not hear him, but you will see him staining your favorite moments.
 

Neoxon

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As of now, I can see 2 potential issues on Capcom's end with regards to recasting Reuben Langdon.
  1. His mo-cap studio, Just Cause Productions, being commonly used throughout the industry (Sekiro being a recent example, & possibly The Last of Us Part II).
  2. His friendship with Itsuno.
The biggest problem would be the former, as Capcom has gone to said studio numerous times for their titles. Even outside of Just Cause Productions, Reuben Langdon is commonly used in mo-cap productions in gaming (Ex: Spider-Man PS4). With that said, the latter would also be an issue considering that Capcom almost lost Itsuno once before (& Itsuno is hot off the heels of DMC5's success & is likely working on his next project right now).

In short, normally the best solution would be to just replace Reuben. However, I wouldn't be surprised if the two factors mentioned above are what's making Capcom's investigation take so long. Granted, maybe Capcom already smoothed things over with Itsuno & got a new mo-cap studio lined up that's not co-owned by Reuben. But we just don't know right now.
 

L Thammy

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You all want to play Last of Us 2 but it is very likely he will be involved and very likely motion capture in scenes that will be remembered in the annuls of history.

All the shock, horror and crying, very likely Langdon will be there.

You may not hear him, but you will see him staining your favorite moments.
Genghis Khan: United the mongol tribes and conquered Asia
Alexander Graham Bell: Invented the telephone
Reuben Langdon: The first human to interview extradimensionals

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Kyle Cross

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Corridor Digital just put out a video where Reuben Langdon impersonated Keanu Reeves via deepfake technology.

Fucking hell, I just started watching these guys too.
 

Alucrid

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You all want to play Last of Us 2 but it is very likely he will be involved and very likely motion capture in scenes that will be remembered in the annuls of history.

All the shock, horror and crying, very likely Langdon will be there.

You may not hear him, but you will see him staining your favorite moments.
someone is very likely scared to type annals
 

Candescence

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Corridor Digital just put out a video where Reuben Langdon impersonated Keanu Reeves via deepfake technology.

Fucking hell, I just started watching these guys too.
I wouldn't read too much into it, it's probable that they simply have no idea (I sure as hell wouldn't have known either without seeing this thread). I've been scanning YT, Facebook and Youtube comments, and nobody brings up Langdon's issues either (because you'd think someone would). I mean, they recently did a vlog prominently featuring a trans woman working with them (specifically working on the Lotus helmet prop), and the crew are really cool guys in general.
 
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Cyberclops

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I wouldn't read too much into it, it's probable that they simply have no idea (I sure as hell wouldn't have known either without seeing this thread). I've been scanning YT, Facebook and Youtube comments, and nobody brings up Langdon's issues either (because you'd think someone would). I mean, they recently did a vlog prominently featuring a trans woman working with them (specifically working on the Lotus helmet prop), and the crew are really cool guys in general.
They worked with Logan Paul on a flat earth documentary
 

Candescence

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They worked with Logan Paul on a flat earth documentary
No, they did VFX shots on a documentary about flat-earthists. They even make fun of flat-earthers in the vlog about it and are astounded that so many people go to flat-earth conventions. They even address the issue of doing a podcast with Logan Paul rather maturely.

Don't peddle bullshit like that, man.
 

Cyberclops

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No, they did VFX shots on a documentary about flat-earthists. They even make fun of flat-earthers in the vlog about it and are astounded that so many people go to flat-earth conventions. They even address the issue of doing a podcast with Logan Paul rather maturely.

Don't peddle bullshit like that, man.
It’s just another example of them working with a trash human being. I like the Corridor guys and most of their vids but I’m not going to ignore their issues.
 
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Kyle Cross

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I wouldn't read too much into it, it's probable that they simply have no idea (I sure as hell wouldn't have known either without seeing this thread). I've been scanning YT, Facebook and Youtube comments, and nobody brings up Langdon's issues either (because you'd think someone would). I mean, they recently did a vlog prominently featuring a trans woman working with them (specifically working on the Lotus helmet prop), and the crew are really cool guys in general.
Yeah, sadly not many people know about this so Langdon will most likely not face any consequences that would push him to becoming a better person. It's awesome that Eurogamer and Newsweek reported on it, that was great on them. Sadly no one else did.
 

Watchtower

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So because the Corridor Crew video was brought up, we might as well bring up their "how we did it" video they posted today:


The parts focusing on Langdon are actually incredibly small: he's only referred to by first name, none of his social media is linked or mentioned, and the biggest reference they make is noting how he voiced "Ken in Smash Ultimate". Hell, they make it very clear their hiring process was "He's a voice actor, he's available, and he's 5'11'', so fuck it bring him over." Langdon might as well have just been some guy as far as they were concerned - at the end of the day, he's little more than a tool Corridor used to showcase their deepfake tech.

And that's unfortunately the harsh truth with this - people hiring him aren't even looking at his past remarks, let alone giving a shit about them, because as far as their concerned he's just another guy. He'd need to be a Mignogna-level liability for anyone to care otherwise.
 

Krejlooc

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How does "Black lives matter" forgive? BLM isn't a retrospective movement, churning over some long past injustice. BLM is a reaction to the current and on-going police-on-minority violence that goes unchecked. That's like asking a victim to forgive their attack mid-beating.

going after me too and BLM is, to a T, victim blaming.