Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Casts Game of Thrones, Marvel Stars

Netflix has expanded the star-studded solid of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, the upcoming 10-episode prequel sequence to Jim Henson’s 1982 animated movie, The Dark Crystal. Sigourney Weaver (Alien), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians), Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp), and the Muppets veteran puppeteer Dave Goelz have been introduced as new additions on Wednesday. They be a part of the likes of Taron Egerton (Kingsman sequence), Anya Taylor-Joy (Split), Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones), Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider), Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter sequence), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Helena Bonham Carter (Alice in Wonderland), and Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible sequence).

Sigourney Weaver to voice The Myth-Speaker in #DarkCrystal Age Of Resistance! FIRST LOOK at 5 extra just-announced actors/chars: Lena Headey as Maudra Fara, Benedict Wong as The General, Awkwafina as The Collector, Hannah John-Kamen as Naia & Dave Goelz as Baffi (clockwise L to R)

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All six new Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance solid members will voice recurring characters on the Netflix prequel sequence, taking part in races reminiscent of Gelflings, Skeksis, Mystics, and Fizzgig. Weaver voices The Myth-Speaker, Headey is Maudra Fara, Wong is The General, Awkwafina is The Collector, John-Kamen voices Naia, and Goelz is Baffi. Netflix additionally launched first-look photos of the brand new characters performed by them — Weaver has a voice-only function and her character, as such, isn’t current within the photographs — which continues the combo of puppetry and pc animation that’s on the coronary heart of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The authentic movie was completely animated with puppets, because it was made within the eighties.

Henson’s daughter Lisa Henson — CEO of The Jim Henson Company, the only producer — is an govt producer on the sequence, alongside director Louis Leterrier. From a plot standpoint, it follows three Gelflings — Rian (Egerton), Brea (Taylor-Joy), and Deet (Emmanuel) — who “discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power [and] set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.”

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is out August 30 on Netflix.