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Van Damme On For Kung Fu Panda 2
Michelle Yeoh and Victor Garber also in

25 May 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: DreamWorks Animation

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The cast for DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom Of Doom just continues to grow larger as the secrets of the new characters begin to leak out. The company has just announced that Michelle Yeoh, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Victor Garber are all signed on to voice critters in the sequel.

Yeoh will play The Soothsayer, who also happens to be a goat, while Van Damme and Garber are two new Masters, Croc and Thundering Rhino, respectively.

The latest press release also confirms Gary Oldman’s involvement and clarifies his character; while he’s definitely a peacock and the movie’s villain, his name is Lord Shen. He commands a group of bandits that Po (Jack Black) must fight against.

The likes of Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, David Cross and James Hong are all returning from the first film.

"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," said Panda producer Melissa Cobb in the official statement.

The movie is also on the move, having shifted to May 27 next year (in the US at least, which would put it squarely on the lucrative Memorial Day holiday weekend). Over here, it’s still currently locked into June 24.

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Nice to see Van Damme getting a little appreciation. This movie seems to be shaping up quite well. More

Posted by deheor at 12:03 on 26 May 2010 | Report This Post

Van Damme legend, i hope he will be hilarious in this. I hope they dont waste him though. The first film only really needed Hoffman, Jolie, Black and Tao Long (forget his name)- Chan especially was wasted- i think i only heard one line from his character, and if i didnt no Chan was in it, i wouldnt have known otherwise. So from that point of view I hope they can manage everyone equally. More

Posted by kumar at 11:31 on 26 May 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Van Damme On For Kung Fu Panda 2
Good for him. More

Posted by Kazuya at 09:11 on 26 May 2010 | Report This Post

First sensible thing JC has done in a long time with the exception of JCVD. More

Posted by durelius at 22:03 on 25 May 2010 | Report This Post

I think they've overdone it...
we're talking a 90 minute movie with 15 star voices? Liu/Chan and Rogen only had about two lines each in the first film. More

Posted by Lemure at 21:58 on 25 May 2010 | Report This Post

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