With Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us trailer showing a girl called Ellie that looks remarkably like Juno‘s Ellen Page, and a male character sounding a bit like Nolan North, fans immediately started speculating that the duo were voicing the game’s leads.
Creative Director at Naughty Dog, Neil Druckmann, debunked the rumors, tweeting:
The two leads of The Last of Us are played by Troy Baker and @TheVulcanSalute. You’ll be hearing from them pretty soon.
‘TheVulcanSalute’ is Ashley Johnson, who is known for voicing television shows such as Ben 10, King of the Hill and movies such as Fast Food Nation and What Women Want. Troy Baker, who plays Joel, voiced Two-Face in Arkham City and James Sunderland in the upcoming Silent Hill 2 HD.