The voice actor that brought Bill Williamson to life in 2010’s Red Dead Redemption joined Twitter at an interesting time.
First pointed out this morning on Reddit, Steve J. Palmer, the voice behind Red Dead Redemption villain Bill Williamson joined Twitter last month. While this alone might not mean much, Palmer has also made his Twitter header a render of Bill Williamson standing at the gate of Fort Mercer.
While Palmer is yet to send of his inaugural tweet, who the actor follows adds a little more fuel to the “Red Dead Redemption 2 is a prequel” fire. First, he follows Gamespot, IGN, Machinima and, most interestingly, Benjamin Byron Davis who voiced Dutch in Red Dead Redemption.
It’s worth noting the voice actor who played John Marston, Rob Wiethoff, became a bit of a recluse after Polygon caught up with him in 2013. Still, Wiethoff didn’t say he was swearing off video game voice acting for good – it would just have to be role he was excited to take.
“I’d be thrilled if it was something I wanted to do,” Wiethoff told Polygon, “but I have obligations now I didn’t have before. It’s different.”
If Redemption 2 is a prequel, it’ll mean Wiethoff is out of retirement, Rockstar went Arkham Origins and found another actor to play a younger John Marston, or the character wouldn’t make a return at all. Still, with just over 12 hours until Red Dead Redemption 2’s first trailer, we’ll have more than a few of these questions answered very soon.
Putting John Marston aside, the curious timing of Palmer joining Twitter and who he follows might be pure coincidence, but it’s nevertheless interesting to start thinking about where Rockstar might take fans if they’re willing to make a prequel.