Mads Mikkelsen Of ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Leaves Voice Cast, J.K. Simmons Eyed For Replacement

By Acsilyn Miyazaki | 1 year ago
Mads Mikkelsen Of ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Leaves Voice Cast, J.K. Simmons Eyed For Replacement

Brace yourselves as “Kung Fu Panda 3” would be hitting the big screens around the world in January 2016. However, there seem to be some changes to the cast of the animated film. This was after Mads Mikkelsen will no longer lend his voice for the villain’s character due to conflict in his schedule. On the other hand, no other details were posted about who will take his place. Read on for more details.

Previously, Rotoscopers said that Mikkelsen was the original pick for the villain’s voice for the third “Kung Fu Panda” movie. Rumors have been buzzing around about the possibility of having J.K. Simmons take over Mikkelsen’s role. How we see it, DreamWorks film makers would most likely get Simmons on board to be either the villain or a new character for the animated movie.


In an interview with iFeng, Director Jennifer Yuh also revealed other details about the franchise. Yuh said the studio would be collaborating with its China department, Oriental DreamWorks. The report went on saying that this franchise of “Kung Fu Panda” will draw more Chinese audiences.

Yuh said that one of the elements that “Kung Fu Panda 3” makers would incorporate is the reanimation of all lip syncing to be able to match Chinese Dubbing. This will make it easier for Chinese voices to match their lip syncing with the characters. According to reports, the two version of the latest movie from the franchise would be pretty much alike. On the other hand, Yuh said that they would be rewriting the script to make some jokes funnier when spoken in Chinese.

The collaboration of DreamWorks and its Chinese arm will definitely increase if not double the audience of the movie. Previously, we reported that the plot of the new “Kung Fu Panda” movie would be about Po finally meeting his real dad.

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