New Characters Introduced in Kung Fu Panda 2 Character Posters
03.10.11 by BJSprecher
DreamWorks Animation has updated its official Facebook page for the sequel to Kung Fu Panda with new character posters of Master Shifu (voiced by Dustin Hoffman), Po (Jack Black) and the Furious Five —Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Monkey (Jackie Chan), Crane (David Cross), Mantis (Seth Rogen), and Viper (Lucy Liu). In addition to those old favorites from the first movie, who will once again team up to stop a new threat with the power to end kung fu forever, DreamWorks introduced four new characters from Kung Fu Panda 2 (formerly advertised as Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom) with their own character posters and descriptions.
Lord Shen is hyper intelligent, supremely lethal, and burns with ambition. It’s a combustible combination. He’s intent on wiping out kung fu and taking over China. That puts him on a collision course with Po and The Five.
The Wolf Boss and his pack were once guards in Gongmen City’s royal palace. Now he is Lord Shen’s most loyal servant, military strategist and trusted right paw.
The aged Soothsayer has been advisor to the Peacocks, rulers of Gongmen City, her entire life. She is wise and gifted with knowledge of the future.
The Gorillas are the muscle in Lord Shen’s army. If his evil schemes require any heavy lifting, they’ll be the ones doing it. Shen’s personal guard is made up entirely of these powerful (and powerfully large) brutes, who are honor bound to their master.
And, as an added bonus, DreamWorks has also uploaded some early character design concept art from the first movie.
Kung Fu Panda 2 was directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Spawn TV series). Additional voice talents include Gary Oldman, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michelle Yeoh, and Victor Garber.