Last week we found out that Gary Oldman would be joining the cast of Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom. Now DreamWorks Animation has revealed the names of some other actors who’ve joined the cast of the sequel to the 2008 hit, Kung Fu Panda.
Most interesting of them all is the addition of the man, the myth, the legend, Jean-Claude Van Damme. The action star has been pretty much disappeared off the Hollywood radar aside for the role as himself in JCVD and a couple of returns to his Universal Soldier role.
Also joining the cast is Michelle Yeoh and Victor Garber. Yeoh is best known for her work in foreign films including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and has more recently been making a name for herself in American films like Sunshine, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, and Babylon A.D.. Garber is known from roles in Titanic, Legally Blonde, and Alias.
Van Damme and Garber will be playing Master Croc and Master Thundering Rhino. Yeoh is set to play a goat named The Soothsayer. And though we weren’t sure exactly who Oldman was playing when reporting his casting, now it appears that his Peacock character will be the main villain.
Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, and James Hong are all reprising their voice roles from the first movie.
Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom will be released May 27, 2011 (moved from its original date of June 3, 2011).
[Source: DreamWorks Animation]