August 11, 2022

Chris Pratt is ready to voice Garfield in an upcoming function from Alcon Leisure, and now Samuel L. Jackson has joined the solid as a model new character: Garfield’s father, Vic (through The Hollywood Reporter).

Written by David Reynolds and directed by Mark Dindal, the at the moment untitled animated movie will probably be distributed by Sony Footage. Alcon acquired the rights to the movie from Garfield creator Jim Davis, who will function government producer on the venture alongside Bridget McMeel and Craig Sost. John Cohen, Steven P. Wegner, Broderick Johnson, and Andrew Kosove will produce, whereas DNEG Animation will carry Davis’ characters to life.

The Garfield caricature debuted in 1978, and the cynical titular tabby cat, his proprietor Jon Arbuckle, and his frenemy Odie the Beagle have dominated popular culture ever since. Invoice Murray was the final star to provide voice to the feline, starring in 2004’s Garfield: The Film and 2006’s Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties. It’s unclear what Vic’s character will entail, however understanding Jackson’s historical past, one can solely assume Garfield acquired his persona from his father.

Whereas sure corners of the web would like Pratt be recast with somebody who doesn’t attend a church related to homophobia, Hollywood — James Gunn particularly — has stood by the actor, who subsequent stars in Jurassic World Dominion, out June tenth, and Thor: Love and Thunder, out July eighth.

As for Jackson, the veteran actor not too long ago acquired his first-ever Academy Award within the type of an honorary Governors Award. His previous few movies embrace Hitman’s Spouse’s Bodyguard and Spiral. 

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