LATEST NEWS

Van Damme & Michelle Yeoh Join the Kung Fu Panda Sequel

by
May 25, 2010

Jean-Claude Van Damme & Michelle Yeoh

After hearing that the fantastic Gary Oldman would be joining the cast of Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom as the film's villain, a peacock, who we now know is named Lord Shen, DreamWorks Animation has announced more talent for the animated action bonanza which will now be released on May 27th, 2011 (Memorial Day weekend). Action stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Michelle Yeoh have joined along with Victor Garber (Milk, "Eli Stone") to provide voices for 3 new characters: Yeoh plays a goat known as The Soothsayer, and Van Damme & Garber will play Master Croc & Master Thundering Rhino, respectively.

Producer Melissa Cobb states: "In the sequel, Po goes on an amazing personal journey and we are thrilled to have assembled such a talented and well-respected group of actors to bring to life our new characters, who – alongside our returning cast – play such a critical role in Po's quest and his ultimate triumph over the forces of evil." She doesn't mention any specifics of this journey but so far we've heard two different plot points for the sequel. One says follows Po and The Furious Five must vanquish a new weapon that threatens to destroy kung fu, while the other says it follows Po's search for other pandas (sounds like that "personal journey") and his run-in with a group of bandits (who maybe are the ones with the aforementioned weapon).

Both of these could easily be part of the overall story, but we'll just have to wait and see once a more official plot synopsis comes out. This is definitely my most anticipated new DreamWorks movie that's in the works and the cast just keeps getting better. Bring it on! In the meantime, I may go fire up Kung Fu Panda again.

Find more posts in Casting, Movie News, Opinions

Discover more around the web:

Loading...
  • Gill
    With Jean-Claude Van Damme, this is going to be bad ass!
  • Xerxex
    A W E S O M E
  • Hedgehog
    Jean-Claude may not be able to act, but if he can talk.. he can do voice acting! YAAAY! Lol. This is either going to be an awesome train wreck or a work of art coated in liquified genius.
  • Sharlto
    VAN DAMME! I love that guy
  • Jimmy Love
    Oh great Jean-Claude is gonna Van Damage this! no Skadoosh for Van Damme!
  • cyn
    Yaaayyyy! can't wait!
  • gfdgd
    VANDAM CAN ACT, ffs, I've seen most of his movies, and in many of them there was no way to acualy "play it" but there was a few moments that he shows that he CAN act. You can say that lundgren or segal cant act, that is true but vandam is difrentt, dont act like counts and dont talk trash about him just becouse he play in shity movies...
  • Have Hope
    Gary Oldman is voicing...I AM IN. Can you guys believe he still has not appeared on Inside The Actor's Studio? Please support the effort to get him on the show! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6ZupVH6qs0 #7 I am sorry, but Van Damme is not a great actor. Dolph is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than him. Go watch Universal Soldier 1 and Regeneration and tell me who is the better actor. Van Damme has a unique quality, which ain't great acting. HH
  • Fisherr
    I am Glad JVCD joined the cast, i am a truly huge fan of him since i was a little kid.
  • M. Sri
    For the "Jean Claude can't act" comments... I don't mind admitting that I wasn't very impressed with all of his cookie-cutter action flicks when I was growing up; the guy has been blessed athletically though! BUT, 'JCVD' was amazingly surprising for me. I thought he did a fantastic job, it ended up being one of my favorite movies for 2008. I think that movie has opened him up to a lot of new opportunities; I don't even know the guy personally, but I'm happy for him.
  • Brian Barajas
    where is that picture at the top from?

FEATURED POSTS

POPULAR COMMENTS

LAST YEAR'S TOP 10

Alex's Top 10 - 2016
1. La La Land
2. Paterson
3. Arrival
4. Captain Fantastic
5. 20th Cent. Women
6. Pete's Dragon
7. Jackie
8. Kubo & Two Strings
9. Everybody Wants
10. Wilderpeople
Click Here for Thoughts

Jeremy's Top 10 - 2016
1. Moonlight
2. The Handmaiden
3. High-Rise
4. Elle
5. Arrival
6. Kubo & Two Strings
7. 13th
8. Jackie
9. Toni Erdmann
10. The Witch
Click Here for Thoughts

FOLLOW US HERE

Subscribe to our feed or daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main profile on twitter:
For the news posts only, follow this acct:
Add our feed to your Feedly: follow us in feedly

FS.NET ON FACEBOOK