‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Updates: Supernatural Villain Kai To Challenge Po And Other Pandas, J K Simmons And Jack Black To Join The Cast, movie to be released on Jan 2016

By Subhro Prakash Ghosh | 2 years ago
‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Updates: Supernatural Villain Kai To Challenge Po And Other Pandas, J K Simmons And Jack Black To Join The Cast, movie to be released on Jan 2016
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Fans will be excited to know that Jack Black and J K Simmons will be joining the cast of “Kung Fu Panda 3” as Po and Kai respectively. The new trailer released by DreamWorks Animation shows that Simmons will voiceover as villainous bull named Kai who is going to be a notable character for his supernatural powers. Read below to know more in details.

Jennifer Yuh Nelson, co-director of “Kung Fu Panda 3,” said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that Kai would be represented as the film’s most important villain the earlier series had ever seen.

“He’s somebody that’s beyond Tai Lung, beyond Shen. He’s a villain that Po is completely ill-equipped to face,” Nelson said.

The objective of the filmmakers was to represent Kai totally different from his predecessors. It is he reason why he has been the first supernatural villain in the “Kung Fu Panda” franchise. As a bull, he has large horns and he wear leather armor. He mainly prefers to use chains as his weapon that he wears as a bracelet. His character is a type of paranormal threat to Po and he is totally ill-equipped to face Kai.

So far it is said that Kai will not only challenge Po. He will also confront Master Shifu and other furious warriors like Tigress, Viper, Mantis, Monkey, and Crane.

“I drew a little chart that had a picture of Tai Lung next to Po, a picture of Shen next to Po, and a picture of this new villain coming in. You can’t go brawler because Tai Lung was brawler. You can’t go smarter because Shen was smarter. Where can you go? You have to go supernatural, bigger, and even more intimidating,” Nelson said.

The popular actors like Jackie Chan, Angelina Jolie, Bryan Cranston, Rebel Wilson, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Dustin Hoffman and Seth Rogan will also reprise their animal selves in “Kung Fu Panda 3.”

The movie is scheduled to hit the theater on Jan. 29, 2016.

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Having over 9 years of experience in retail magazines and portals, Ghosh has served lot of overseas clients in the last couple of years. Presently, he is a regular contributor for MNG. He had spent a self-imposed exile at the bank of river Narmada between 2012 and 2014 where he had mainly lived in the dense forests, ancient caves or with seriously devoted monks involved in penance and spiritual introspection. He is personally inspired by the great eastern and western mystics like Osho Rajneesh, Helena Blavatsky, George Gurdjieff, P D Ouspensky, Buddha, Lao Tsu, Confucius, Bodhidharma, J Krishnamurthy, Japanese Zen masters just to name a few.