"Brutal Legend" Dumps Dio for Tim Curry
I haven't spoken much about the upcoming metal-infused adventure game "Brütal Legend" starring Jack Black, mostly because I think Metalocalypse took metal irony, perfected it, and then beat it to death. However, with cameos from the likes of Ozzy Ozbourne and Rob Halford, 'Legend' should be an entertaining, if not very fun game. Up until recently, that fun included the vocal talent of one Ronnie James Dio (Black Sabbath, Rainbow, etc.), but that is no longer. I'm not sure of all of the details, but it sounds as if the devs realized that while including Dio is a metal no-brainer, he might not have the voice acting chops to lend to a character that is ever-present in the game and constantly sparring with Jack Black.
I may be slapped for saying this, but I always found Dio to be the creepy aunt of the metal scene, and I love Tim Curry, so this is great news to me. For those of you who haven't seen/heard anything about this game, this trailer should give you a good idea about what you're in for.