IDT Entertainment and Todd McFarlane Productions has announced an incredible lineup of Hollywood talent providing voices for the characters featured in the return of Todd McFarlane’s Spawn Animation, including Keith David returning in the lead character voice role of Spawn.
The ensemble cast of actors, actresses and musicians include:Keith David (“Pitch Black,” “Something About Mary”) as the voice of Spawn, the tortured soul on an eternal battle with evil, caught between heaven and hell.Carl Weathers (“Rocky,” “Predator”) lends his voice talent as Captain Edwards, a long time police captain who tries going by the book despite rampant crime.Mark Hamill (“Star Wars,” Batman: The Animated Series) plays the voice of Twitch, a seasoned overly analytical detective tormented by the evil lurking in NYC’s alleys.Michael Jai White (SPAWN the Movie, “Exit Wounds”) lends his voice to Barabbas, right-hand man to Russian gang boss Lukas. As the enforcer of the gang, he oversees all protection and disciplinary action within the gang.Bruce Boxleitner (“Tron,” “Babylon 5”) will be the voice of Ainge, a dirty cop with only one thing on his mind: money. Someone only truly interested in himself over and above everyone else.Cree Summer (“Atlantis: The Lost Empire,” “Star Wars: Clone Wars”) actress/singer/songwriter lends her voice talent as Marie, a pretty young Cajun girl hidden beneath the surface of a tormented drug addict with frightening other worldly visions.Peter Jessop (“Resident Evil,” “Medal of Honor” -video games) will voice Lukas, the vicious leader of a brutally violent street gang looking to control more than just the streets and back alleys of Hell’s Kitchen.Jon Polito (“The Rocketeer,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There”) is the voice of Sam Burke, the dangerously passionate detective eager to stop the evil in NYC.Clancy Brown (“The Shawshank Redemption,” The Batman) will voice Mammon, a mysterious dark figure plotting against Spawn for reasons yet unknown, a man with a ferocious appetite for power.Jesse Corti (“CSI Miami,” “Resident Evil: 4”) will voice Pedro, rival gang leader and number one nemesis of Lukas.Phil LaMarr (“Pulp Fiction,” “Samurai Jack”) is the voice of Perry, a strung out, immature, trouble maker in way over his head.
“Spawn” is the story of a highly decorated U.S soldier, brutally executed by his own men. Reborn as a creature from hell, he fights a constant battle between the forces of good and evil. The first “Spawn” series aired on HBO from 1997 through 1999 and won two Emmy awards. “Spawn,” one of the world’s best-selling comic books with hundreds of millions sold worldwide has also been the subject of a live-action feature film released in 1997. Distributed by New Line Cinema, the movie version of “Spawn” has grossed over $100 million internationally.
Fan reaction to the release of the first “Spawn: Animation” teaser trailer, which debuted at the 2005 San Diego Comic-Con, has been overwhelmingly positive. To view the trailer, click here.
Grammy- and Emmy-winning Producer/Director and “Spawn” Creator Todd McFarlane is overseeing all aspects of development and production, as executive producer. Terence Fitzgerald, president of Todd McFarlane Entertainment, is the co-executive producer, and IDT Entertainment’s Sidney Clifton is leading the creative development team. The animation is being produced by IDT Entertainment Animation, Los Angeles.
Source: Todd McFarlane Productions