The cast for DreamWorks’ sequel Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom continues to grow as three new actors have joined film. This past weekend we learned that Gary Oldman signed on to play Lord Shen (a peacock), and today it’s been announced that Michelle Yeoh, Victor Garber, and Jean Claude-Van Damme will join him!
According to a recent press release sent out by DreamWorks, they noted the returning cast as well as the latest additions. The film will star Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross and James Hong and is slated for release on May 27, 2011 (Memorial Day weekend).
Yeoh will bring to life the mystical character of The Soothsayer (a goat), while Van Damme and Garber round out the cast as Master Croc and Master Thundering Rhino. We have to admit, it’s great to see Van Damme get legitimate work that’s not in a straight to DVD capacity. We’ll take this over Universal Solider 8 any day!
The big question is, will Van Damme be able to pull off voice acting when he struggles so much with the old school stuff? He was pretty good in JCVD but now we’ll see him a different format. The cast for this film definitely sounds like one to watch for next year.
What do you think of the cast for Kung Fu Panda 2?
Source: Coming Soon