TV stars invade Marvel Super Hero Squad
The Cartoon Network’s Marvel Super Hero Squad is about to get an influx of voice talent, as several television actors are set to “guest-voice” on the show during its second season. TV Guide Magazine reports that Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell, The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons, Glee‘s Jane Lynch, Batman‘s Adam West and Battlestar Galactica‘s Katee Sackhoff will respectively voice Captain Marvel, Nightmare, Nebula, Nighthawk and She-Hulk.
West as Nighthawk is inspired casting, while Lynch as Nebula is almost in the genius category … that’s how Nebula “C”‘s it.
“We explore what happens in the Marvel Universe outside of Earth — different dimensions, outer space and all these crazy places,” says Cort Lane, Marvel’s VP for animation. “So we took the opportunity to feature guest stars to explore those more sci-fi characters.”
Additional guest stars next season include Star Trek‘s George Takei, returning as Galactus, as well as Star Wars‘ Mark Hamill, Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Jonathan Frakes and Michael Dorn, Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s James Marsters, Torchwood‘s John Barrowman, Hercules star Kevin Sorbo and The Vampire Diaries‘ Nina Dobrev. It’s like genre television was having a sale, and Super Hero Squad got there early.