According to the MTV Splash Page, renowned voice actor Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show, The Super Hero Squad Show, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Young Justice) will be voicing the role of Panthro in the new version of the 1980s animated series “Thundercats.”
Richardson made the unofficial announcement while talking to MTV News. He was listing some upcoming gigs during a FOX press conference when he mentioned “Thundercats.” MTV New’s jumped at the chance to ask some questions.
“I love Panthro, so to play him, yeah I’m very very happy,” Richardson told MTV News. “The state of the art animation they have today is… That’s exactly what it is — state of the art.”
Richardson also revealed that actor Will Friedle will be playing Lion-O. “The cast is fantastic,” he said. “Will Friedle as Lion-O and some other people who I want to keep anonymous at the moment. It’s up to the times, it’s a lot cooler, it’s going to move a little faster, and the special effects and the direction and the acting are just superb.”
Will Friedle is best known for his work on “Batman Beyond” where he voiced the hero Terry McGinnis. Friedle also provided the voice of Jaime Reyes, a.k.a. Blue Beetle, on “Batman: The Brave and the Bold.”
While yet to be confirmed by officials, having these two prolific voice actors on the cast could be the start of something wonderful for the “Thundercats” franchise.
Source: MTV Splash Page