Sony and Kevin Butler Settle Lawsuit over Tire Commercial
Jerry Lambert, the actor who plays Kevin Butler, hilariously child-like vice president of everything in PS3 advertisements, has settled his lawsuit with Sony, clarifying that his appearance in a commercial involving a Nintendo Wii last year might have created confusion regarding what products his character endorses.
Due to the settlement, Lambert has agreed to avoid appearing in any advertising related to video games (outside of Sony/PlayStation) for two years. When that wraps up, he can go on a video game-endorsement rampage should he choose to do so. However, he’ll have to report any appearances he makes to Sony, according to Media Post.
In their words, this will allow Sony proper time to “assess whether or not Lambert’s intended performance violates [Sony's] rights in the Kevin Butler character”. After all, Sony owns the rights to that character, and will maintain that ownership into the foreseeable future.
As for whether or not we’ll see more of Kevin Butler, well, we’ll simply have to play the waiting game. Spoiler: it’s one of the most boring games of all time, especially when you realize you could be playing something better like Ni No Kuni or Far Cry 3.
Oh, right — this is about Kevin Butler. I know what’ll wrap this up fittingly.
[via Computer and Video Games]