Megapublisher Activision signed Hollywood icons Sarah Michelle Gellar, Danny Trejo, George Romero, Michael Englund, and Michael Rooker for the new zombie level in Call of Duty: Black Ops' Escalation downloadable content. Now, the publisher is reaching to Hollywood again for Spider-Man: Edge of Time and X-Men: Destiny.
Activision sent word today that Spider-Man: Edge of Time will benefit from voice work contributed by Val Kilmer (Heat, Top Secret), who will play Walker Sloan. Additionally, the new Spider-Man game casts Smallville star Laura Vandervoort as Mary Jane and Battlestar Gallactica's Katee Sackhoff as the Black Cat.
As for X-Men: Destiny, Activision has commissioned Milo Ventimiglia (Gilmore Girls, Heroes) to play Grant Alexander, Hangover II's Jamie Chung as Aimi Yoshida, and Friday Night Lights' Scott Porter as Adrian Luca.
Gamers hoping to learn more about Activision's partnership with Marvel can do so at Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego, which runs this Thursday through Sunday. Spider-Man: Edge of Time and X-Men: Destiny will be discussed at greater length during the Marvel Video Games Panel on Saturday, July 23 at 10 a.m. Comic book icon Stan Lee, Marvel writer Peter David, and Beenox studio boss Dee Brown will be on hand to discuss the franchises.