Voice cast, images for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance revealed

Almost 40 years after it came out, Jim Henson’s THE DARK CRYSTAL is getting a follow-up with THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE, which brings back the stupendous animatronics and production design for a whole new adventure. The movie will be hitting Netflix next year, and the streaming giant recently revealed the entire cast of voice actors, with Taron Egerton (KINGSMAN), Anya Taylor-Joy (GLASS) and Nathalie Emmanuel (GAME OF THRONES) voicing the three main characters.

Egerton, Taylor-Joy and Emmanuel will be voicing Rian, Brea and Deet respectively, and Netflix also released the images of each, which you can check out below. Also making up the cast of Gelflings, the group of peaceful creatures, are Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham-Carter, Harris Dickinson, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong and Alicia Vikander.

If that cast didn’t blow your mind, then prepare for a double dose of ensemble epicness, because next are the Skeksis & Mystics, which are made up of Harvey Fierstein, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg and Mark F**king Hamill.  

That's one helluva cast, and CEO of The Jim Henson Company, Lisa Henson, put out a statement saying the cast needs to live up to the impressive visuals, and this one certainly does.

“It is humbling to see so many truly gifted actors join The Dark Crystal universe by adding their voices to Age of Resistance.  As with the original film, we are now adding a voice cast of the highest caliber that will provide textures and range to the puppetry performances that are the heart of the series.  It is thrilling to see this assembled team of artists, puppeteers and now voice actors, many inspired by my father’s original film, work together to realize this unique world – through performance and craft – at a scale that is rarely seen today.”

Egerton's Rian

Taylor-Joy's Brea

Emmanuel's Deet

Here's the synopsis:

Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new epic story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects. The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.

THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE is on Netflix some time in 2019.

Source: Netflix



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