Teams Behind Sly Cooper Movie Respond to Lack of Kevin Miller

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For those who are out of the loop, the original voice actor for Sly Cooper, Kevin Miller, has recently responded to fans who were asking about the new movie. He says that he was never asked to reprise his role in the new Sly Cooper film. With that, the teams at Blockade Ent. and Rainmaker Ent. have responded to fans concerns.

The following statement was released earlier today:

Please know, the cast of the Sly Cooper movie has not been finalized. Though we are fans of Kevin Miller’s work, as well as all those who were part of the great Sly Cooper games, we cannot comment on who will be in the film at this time. We greatly appreciate everyone’s comments and support for Sly Cooper, and will make sure to keep this all in mind as we enter production.

This isn’t new in the entertainment industry though. There have been plenty of shows, games, movies, etc. that have had the same thing happen to them. It’s a better idea to get a more popular entertainer to replace characters in the eyes of the creators (cough MGS V cough). For the Sly Cooper movie, a new face could spark popularity in the series and could end up revamping the games in the future with a larger audience.

Then there’s the question of whether an actor or actress is good in the roles they’re in. There have been several professional voice actors who have come out and said practically the same thing in the past. The original voice actors would most likely do their series justice (i.e. Kevin Conroy‘s continued return as Batman). At the same time though, not all high end actors can┬ánecessarily┬ávoice act to fit a part. Yes, there are some exceptions like Robin Williams as the Genie in Aladdin. Is that the case for Sly Cooper though?

After watching the recent trailer [x] several times, yes, the new voice actor definitely fits the part. A characters voice isn’t just what makes a character shine, but it’s how the voice actor executes the many characteristics of their role. Sure, seeing a new voice for Sly take over another (that I was so accustomed to since I was a kid) is odd, but like many others, I welcome any changes to the series. As long as it’s executed well.

If the teams behind the film decide to get Kevin Miller to voice Sly now, then that’s great. At the same time, I want to see how this film takes off with a different voice actor. We’ll leave you all with that. For more on the Sly Cooper film make sure to stay tuned to Junkie Monkeys.