Marking Black’s first time back in the franchise since the 2016 film Kung Fu Panda 3, the show partners Po with a no-nonsense English knight named Wandering Blade in a globe-trotting quest to prevent a pair of weasels from collecting four powerful magic weapons.
Black also voiced Po in the first two Kung Fu Panda movies, as well as a number of short films. Previous animated series have featured Mick Wingert in the role. Beginning in 2011, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon, serving as a bridge between the first and second movies, while Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny recently aired on Prime Video for a single season.
Later this year, Black is set to star in another franchise, playing Bowser in a new Super Mario Bros. animated film hitting theaters on December 21st. In a recent interview with Heavy Consequence, the long-time Mario Bros. fan said his character will “barbecue” Chris Pratt’s Mario and eat him “whole.”
Be sure to check out Black and Gass’ full interview with Heavy Consequence here.
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