KUNG FU PANDA: KABOOM OF DOOM to make louder bang with the voice of Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman is one man that keeps us guessing (in the best way possible). There's no telling where he'll turn up next. His recent roles include Sirius Black in the HARRY POTTER films, Commisioner Gordon in THE DARK KNIGHT, he voiced an astounding three characters in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, as well as played Carnegie in THE BOOK OF ELI, and has a handful of sure to be blockbuster films in the works including the upcoming film based on a video game THE LEGEND OF SPYRO. It seems that there is no shortage in demand for Oldman and we couldn't be more pleased.
The first installment of the KUNG FU PANDA franchise attracted an impressive assortment of actors to voice the animals including: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Dustin Hoffman, David Cross, Lucy Liu, and Jackie Chan to name a few. Oldman is the latest addition to the talented lineup of voice actors for the upcoming 3D sequel.
KUNG FU PANDA: KABOOM OF DOOM sees Po searching for other pandas and having a run-in with a group of bandits. Oldman will be voicing a character named Peacock who helps Po but is more that he appears to be.
I haven't seen the original KUNG FU PANDA but I'm adding it to my must-see list. If the franchise is good enough for Gary, it's good enough for me. I swear I'd watch that man in anything. And if the Oldman news isn't enough to pique your interest in this film then let me remind you that Charlie Kaufman did punch up work on the KABOOM script. Yes, that Charlie Kaufman.
KUNG FU PANDA: KABOOM OF DOOM is scheduled to hit theaters in the summer of 2011.
Source: THR's Heat Vision Blog