‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Releases Ton Of Photos, Adds Lena Headey, Benedict Wong, Sigourney Weaver & More To The Already Amazing Cast!
Netflix today released a HUGE amount of character photos for their upcoming series ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’, along with adding more cast to the already stupidly talented lineup! The new additions include ‘Game of Thrones’ star Lena Headey, ‘Avengers: Endgame’s Benedict Wong, Awkwafina (‘Crazy Rich Asians’), Hannah John-Kamen (‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’), Dave Goelz (‘The Dark Crystal’) and the legend that is Sigourney Weaver.
‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ returns to the world of Thra with an all-new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world. Based on ‘The Dark Crystal’, Jim Henson’s ground-breaking 1982 feature film, the new series 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.
Lena Headey is set to voice Maudra Fara, with Benedict Wong as The General, Awkwafina as The Collector, Sigourney Weaver as The Myth-Speaker, Hannah John-Kamen as Naia, and Dave Goelz as Baffi, a Fizzgig. You can see images of there characters below (minus Weaver’s Myth-Speaker, as that will be voiceover only).
These new actors join the previously announced cast which is already full of A-list talent. The Gelflings are played by Taron Egerton (‘Kingsman’) as Rian, Anya Taylor-Joy (‘The Witch’) as Brea, Nathalie Emmanuel (‘Game of Thrones’) as Deet, Caitriona Balfe (‘Outlander’) as Tavra, Helena Bonham Carter (‘The King’s Speech’) as All-Maudra, Harris Dickinson (forthcoming ‘Maleficent 2’) as Gurjin, Natalie Dormer (‘Game of Thrones’) as Onica, Eddie Izzard (‘Ocean’s Thirteen’) as Cadia, Theo James (‘The Divergent’ Series) as Rek’yr, Toby Jones (‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’) as Librarian, Shazad Latif (‘Star Trek: Discovery’) as Kylan, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (‘The Cloverfield Paradox’) as Seladon, Mark Strong (‘Kingsman’) as Ordon, and Alicia Vikander (‘Tomb Raider’) as Mira. You can see their pictures below.
The Skeksis & Mystics are voiced by Harvey Fierstein (‘Torch Song’ Trilogy) as The Gourmand, Mark Hamill (‘Star Wars’) as The Scientist, Ralph Ineson (‘Game of Thrones’) as The Hunter, Jason Isaacs (‘The OA’) as The Emperor, Keegan-Michael Key (‘Toy Story 4’) as The Ritual Master, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (‘True Detective’) as The Archer, Simon Pegg (‘Mission Impossible’) as The Chamberlain and Andy Samberg (‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’) as The Heretic.
Donna Kimball (‘The Happytime Murders’) will voice Aughra. She is joined by additional characters who will also be voiced by their puppeteers from the production, including Alice Dinnean as The Ornamentalist, Louise Gold as Maudra Argot, Neil Sterenberg as The Scroll-Keeper, and Victor Yerrid as Hup.
‘The Dark Crystal’ began with Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 movie, which he co-directed with Frank Oz. Jim Henson had been, until that time, known primarily as the genius behind the ‘Muppets’, and this fantasy adventure feature, the first to have an all-puppet cast, marked a turn to more realistic characters and creatures. Visually conceived by Character and Costume Designer Brian Froud, Thra, the setting for this epic story, is teeming with characters brought to life by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, including Gelfling heroes, villainous Skeksis, wise Mystics, and a host of original creatures. The movie launched a huge range of publishing and collectable merchandise including a series of graphic novels and YA novels.
The 10-episode prequel series is directed by Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) who exec produces with Lisa Henson, and Halle Stanford. The Jim Henson Company are the production company.
‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance‘ premieres Friday, 30th August 2019 on Netflix UK and around the world.
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