Capcom Voice Actor Reuben Langdon Blames Newsweek Article for ‘Street Fighter’ Recasting, Maintains Role in ‘Devil May Cry’ Due to Director Seeing Through the Controversy

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Dante (Reuben Langdon) prepares to bring his fight with Virgil (Daniel Southworth) to an end in Devil May Cry V (2019), Capcom
Dante (Reuben Langdon) prepares to bring his fight with Virgil (Daniel Southworth) to an end in Devil May Cry V (2019), Capcom

Following months of widespread speculation that, given recent absences from various recent Capcom releases, his personal sociopolitical opinions led to him being excluded from the Japanese developer, voice artist Reuben Langdon has clarified that while misinterpretation of his words resulted in his removal from the Street Fighter franchise, it has not affected his ever-continuing performance as the stylish protagonist of Devil May Cry.

Dante (Reuben Langdon) dances with Deadpool (Nolan North) in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (2011), Capcom

Dante (Reuben Langdon) dances with Deadpool (Nolan North) in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (2011), Capcom

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As previously reported, doubts about the long-term Ken Masters and Dante voice actor’s removal from Capcom were first raised in 2021. At that time, after a dishonest attempt by Newsweek three years earlier to portray him as a right-wing extremist and conspiracy theorist due to the criticisms he made towards the potential for corruption inherent in the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements, as well as compliments he made towards Vic Mignogna’s character, the franchise’s red-coated lead in Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat was released with P.M. Seymour replacing Langdon. The voice actor’s departure from the series further raised concerns when it was announced, in 2022, that rather than Langdon, another actor would take over the role of the red gi’d shotokan practitioner in the then-upcoming Street Fighter 6.

Ken Masters (David Mantranga) instructs his staff on worksite safety in Street Fighter 6 (2023), Capcom

Ken Masters (David Mantranga) instructs his staff on worksite safety in Street Fighter 6 (2023), Capcom

However, the source of industry speculation has been left unanswered in the past few years as Reuben Langdon chose to maintain radio silence and shift his focus to raising awareness on various topics, including UFO disclosure, U.S. government authoritarianism, and social media censorship.

However, on February 19th, Reuben Langdon engaged in a Twitter Space discussion to set the record straight regarding his future as either of the developer’s iconic red-themed heroes.

Dante (Reuben Langdon) embraces his new future as a demon hunter in Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (2005), Capcom

Dante (Reuben Langdon) embraces his new future as a demon hunter in Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening (2005), Capcom

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