Romagnoli is recognized in his native Argentina as a live action film star as well as an accomplished voice over actor. Understanding that Spiderman is so beloved by fans, he intensely researched the character and prepared himself with the seriousness he would apply to any film in approaching this animated presentation. The Death of Spiderman producer/director/editor Rogelio Castaneda was familiar with Bruno’s work from Comando Cero and Zombie Games. Castaneda was looking for an actor who could command the sarcasm and strength of a fourteen year old boy turned superhero, which would seemingly not make Ramongoli the obvious choice. After auditioning numerous voice over actors for the role, Castaneda approached Bruno about the part. Ramongoli recalls, “I had done Comando Cero and it was hugely popular. I was getting a lot of offers for voice over roles because there was something about the character of my voice that seemed to strike a chord with viewers. I got a call from a producer in Mexico who wanted me to audition for Spiderman.” Although the actor had trepidation about the part, Castaneda knew that he was right for the role. Rogelio confirms, “Bruno was always my first choice as Spiderman. I didn’t think we could get him and after auditioning several other actors without success, it was clear that we had to try. I gave him a lot of information about what I needed Parker/Spiderman to sound like and as soon as I heard what Bruno was doing, I knew I was right about pursuing him. The tremendous success we have received with The Death of Spiderman was due in large part to the incredible performance Bruno delivered. To this day people ask me when more will come out.”
Even though the producer, writer, and director was certain that he was right for Peter Parker & Spiderman, Romagnoli felt it would take a lot of studying and work to appease himself. Most of the public is aware of Spiderman for the films but Romagnoli wanted to go deeper to understand the character the way the character’s true comic book fans would; immersing himself in the actual comics themselves. Bruno notes, “I studied the actual comic book The Death of Spiderman very intently. Peter Parker is only fourteen in the book. It took a lot of experimentation for me to find the strength and sarcasm in a boy that young. Because his voice is much higher, it isn’t a natural register for me. I had to really be aware of where I was in terms of pitch and emotion. That’s a great situation for any actor to be in as far as learning but it’s not a comfortable one.” Because The Death of Spiderman is an animated film, there were additional factors placing pressure on Bruno in his approach of the character. He continues, “Spiderman is one of the most recognized and beloved superheroes in the world. It was obvious that whatever I did would be compared to the great actors who have played him. Playing him in this story was particularly difficult for me because we did an animated version. In a live film you can use not only your voice but also your eyes and body to express your feelings. In an animated film, everything must somehow be communicated with your voice. That’s very difficult. I lost my voice twice during the film due to the extra pressure on it.”
The plot of The Death of Spiderman takes place in an alternate Marvel Universe from the one most of us are familiar with in the live action features that have been so popular throughout the world. In this storyline (which takes place in the Marvel Ultimate Universe) Nick Fury is accused of treason by S.H.I.E.L.D. and is followed by Captain America. During the battle Spiderman becomes injured trying to protect Captain America. He also fights against the Sinister 6 to protect the neighborhood and the people he loves. Spiderman is immensely popular in Spanish speaking parts of the world and this film was directed specifically to these fans. Romagnoli admits to being relieved that the fans of Spiderman were extremely enthusiastic about the film; a prospect that he would be eager to contribute to. Bruno admits to his own hard work but also gives praise to cast and crew stating, “Director Rogelio Castaneda gave me very good indication for the direction of the voice, he pushed me a lot. I will say that Peter Parker is my best work so far in term of voice over. The actors who did Sinister 6 did a great job. Let's be honest, Spiderman wouldn't be that great without his enemies, and because of these actors the movie was possible and successful. People like Mario Alberto Velazquez playing Electro, or Nicolas Ancarani as sand man brought the darkness into the story.”
Bruno Nunez can be seen most recently in the US film Her Last Job.