Gary Oldman Joins Kung Pu Panda Sequel The Kaboom of Doom

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I love the title: “Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom”. I also loved the 2008 original movie. It was fun, action-packed, and every kid I know who has seen it adores the hell out of the panda. Then again, it is a panda. Who could hate a panda? You’d have to be soulless to hate a panda. Anyways, the latest news on the sequel has Gary Oldman lending his voice to the Jack Black kung fu CG animated movie.

The sequel will follow Po (Black) as he goes in search of other pandas like himself, only to run across bandits and Peacock (Oldman), who “is more than he seems”, whatever that means. This won’t exactly be Oldman’s first animated movie — he previously lent his voice to the CG movie “A Christmas Carol” with Jim Carrey and “Planet 51″.

Jennifer Yuh Nelson will direct the 3D animated film for Dreamworks, taking over for dual directors Mark Osborne and John Stevenson, who did the first film. This will be her first feature-length film, having previously directed an episode of the animated series “Spawn”. If that sounds like a mighty flimsy resume to be taking on a big movie like the “Kung Fu Panda” sequel, well, it kinda is.

The Panda goes Kaboom in the Summer of 2011.

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  • thestrongestthereis

    I personally think that any Kung Fu Panda sequel should be a prequel based on the awesomeness that is Uguay (The Turtle) For those of you have have not experienced the awesome. Any sequel is not going to top the original and they need to focus on a new character and maybe build into a more in depth sequel. The furious five animation was great for back story but it still didn't show the full awesomeness of Uguay. I vote Kung Fu Panda:Origins of Uguay, But this will probably be fun too.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    You mean a Kung Fu Panda sequel without the panda?

  • shmigeki

    it will be named kung fu turtle : before the panda.

  • thestrongestthereis

    No, not a sequel, a prequel, and the panda can be in it, possibly learning of the enlightenment that he too must possess one day. Maybe he's learning about uguay in preparation for another battle or furthering his own mindset. There are ways to include Po. Im just saying a great character like uguay should be gone into a little more deeply to up the ante on a bigger and more dangerous world to help with the strength of a sequel. I mean, the emphasis on Tailun (sp) made it seem like he was the biggest and baddest of all. If he was, then who is going to stand up to po and make the sequel worth really seeing with any expectation. If there are people bigger and badder than Tailun, then what makes him so big. Is there no one else threatening the land that wanted the ultimate power of the dragon scroll? Is anyone mad that they didn't get to fight uguary being that most martial arts epics include many characters that carry grudges. And they all have to say, “U killed my master” or “I need to face the man that beat ____”. All these are things that would bring more depth to the world that po is now apart of, and just so happens to include my fav character in the first movie.

  • thestrongestthereis

    No, not a sequel, a prequel, and the panda can be in it, possibly learning of the enlightenment that he too must possess one day. Maybe he's learning about uguay in preparation for another battle or furthering his own mindset. There are ways to include Po. Im just saying a great character like uguay should be gone into a little more deeply to up the ante on a bigger and more dangerous world to help with the strength of a sequel. I mean, the emphasis on Tailun (sp) made it seem like he was the biggest and baddest of all. If he was, then who is going to stand up to po and make the sequel worth really seeing with any expectation. If there are people bigger and badder than Tailun, then what makes him so big. Is there no one else threatening the land that wanted the ultimate power of the dragon scroll? Is anyone mad that they didn't get to fight uguary being that most martial arts epics include many characters that carry grudges. And they all have to say, “U killed my master” or “I need to face the man that beat ____”. All these are things that would bring more depth to the world that po is now apart of, and just so happens to include my fav character in the first movie.