Willem Dafoe to costar in Beyond: Two Souls - Report

Source says 'Spider-Man,' 'Boondock Saints' actor to join Ellen Page in Quantic Dream's new PS3 game, more stars to be announced later.


Quantic Dream's upcoming narrative-focused PlayStation 3 game Beyond: Two Souls has tapped another Hollywood actor, according to a new report. BroGamer (via Games Industry International) cites a source saying the previously confirmed Ellen Page (Juno, Inception) will be joined by Spider-Man and The Boondock Saints actor Willem Dafoe. His role in the game is not known.

Is Willem Dafoe headed to Beyond?
Is Willem Dafoe headed to Beyond?

Page provides the voice and likeness for Jodie Holmes, a mysterious young woman with powers, in Beyond: Two Souls. It is not known what role Dafoe might take, or if his likeness will feature in the game.

As of press time, Quantic Dream had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment regarding Dafoe's rumored inclusion in Beyond: Two Souls.

Dafoe is no stranger to gaming. The 56-year-old lent his voice and likeness to 2004's James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, in which he played an ex-KGB agent named Nikolai Diavolo. Additionally, Dafoe played The Green Goblin/Norman Osborn in 2002's Spider-Man: The Movie.

Beyond: Two Souls was announced during Sony's 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo media briefing earlier this month. Quantic Dream studio head David Cage claimed the game would be emotional, mature, and unique, going on to say he wants to create moments that players remember for a long time.

[UPDATE]: Quantic Dream has since stated that Willem Dafoe will not appear in the game.

[CORRECTION] A previous version of this story indicated Games Industry International was the source of the information. The actual source was BroGamer. GameSpot regrets the error.

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