Tuesday, February 9, 2010

LaMarr Spills the Beans on Avengers!

Newsarama has interviewed Phil LaMarr who has previously voiced the Green Lantern in Justice League and will now tackle J.A.R.V.I.S. in the upcoming Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

I'm playing Jarvis. The Favreau Iron Man Jarvis, not the classic comic book Jarvis. This is the J.A.R.V.I.S....I don't know what it stands for, but he's the artificial intelligence, disembodied voice.

LaMarr gives a lot of information about who's playing who, including Dawn Olivieri as Pepper Potts, Rick Wasserman as Thor and Absorbing Man, Wally Wingert as Ant-Man, Chris Cox as Hawkeye, Colleen O'Shaughnessey as the Wasp, Nolan North as Baldur, and Fred Tatasciore as the Hulk...

He talks about the plot lines and feel of the show:

It's not slavishly following, but they're taking the broad strokes. They're taking what is best from the story lines. But the characterizations are shifted a lot. Honestly, some of the characters in the original comic books...the characterizations weren't very strong, where they've shifted over the years. Like Ant-Man.

I would say that the tone on Avengers is mature but not dark. It's not a kiddy show. I mean, there is peril. There is a lot of action, but I don't think there is any effort or desire to make it gritty. These are heroes. I would say the thing that is most unique about it is, it's more character-driven than most superhero action series. The relationships between the characters [are the focus]. You're seeing more of that than you have, I think, in other series. I think that makes it skew a little older...but there is as much action as anybody of any age could want.

And one paragraph I found interesting is where LaMarr talks about how Marvel is not making this show for a particular network.

I mean, in a lot of ways, Marvel is smart to take control of it, instead of having to get notes from some network, and have them nickle and dime them. 'We're going to make a great show, that we own, then we'll sell it to you if you like it.' Who knows? By the time the finish it, there will probably be a couple of networks that are options to air it that didn't exist when they started. [laughs] Like Disney XD wasn't around.

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1 comment:

archer9234 said...

I hope they include all the popular characters. Like Wonderman, War Machine, She-Hulk, Spider-Woman etc.