It was a surprise when Kevin Smith announced that he was developing a reboot of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. for Netflix, however, was even more surprising when Mark Hamill has joined the cast, and according to Smith, actually came out of the voice acting retirement to play the villain Skeletor in the series.
The cast already boasts some big names including Sarah Michelle Gellar, of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Lena Heady of Game of Thrones, but Hamill will certainly be a great point of attraction for viewers, especially after repeating his role of Luke Skywalker in The Last of the Jedi Talking in the podcast IMDb Movies that changed my life, Smith recalls that Hamill told him his reaction to being offered the role.
“Mark was out of the game of animation entirely. It was like “I had already finished making voice-overs, but then my agent called me and told me” Skeletor “and I said” Oooooh “
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Although a quick look at the filmography of Hamill could let you know when he retired exactly, because their claims are fairly consistent until the last year, the voice acting is performed at a different time to that of its counterpart of action in vivo. The voices that are recorded is the first part of the production of a project, carried out well in advance of the animation itself. In this way, the animators can match the characters that they speak the length and the rhythm of the lines. The recording also takes much less time than the filming of scenarios and locations, which has a large number of variables that require a lot of time to keep both, instead of one person talking while sitting in a booth.
Mark Hamill is best known among the general public for his role in Star Wars, but also has had a career which is prolific as a voice actor. The most notable of these is a period of 25 years portraying the Joker in various media of Batman, starting with the series seminal 90’s and continuing on to numerous animated films, series and games, and even a cameo vocal in the pilot episode of the short. Birds of prey lived. He has also portrayed a number of characters in a wide spectrum of importance, including programs such as Avatar: The Last Airbender, Adventure Time, Trollhunters, and Gravity Falls.
Despite frequent statements by Smith about the quality of the project, have not been said many specific things about what we can expect of this version of Masters of the universe. However, if you are like the reinvention of She-Ra from Noelle Stevenson, will definitely be something spectacular, and to have Hamill on board as the main villain can only be a good thing.
Source: Films that changed my life