It would be premature and irresponsible of me to declare FOX’s forthcoming Axe Copcartoon a ‘perfect,’ but damn your rules, it is! We’ve known for a while now that the titular character will be voiced by the shows exec producer and master carpenter Nick Offerman, but what of the other characters? Well, maybe you should have a seat because over on the official Axe Cop blog they’ve announced the rest of the cast and it reads like the supergroup of cartoon comedy voice talent.
When the show premieres as part of FOX’s ADHD cartoon line-up Offerman will be joined by Chldren’s Hospital alums Ken Marinoand Rob Huebel as Flute Cop and the Grey Diamond respectively, comedian Patton Oswalt as Sockarang and British actor/comedian Peter Serafinowicz will do multiple voices including the villainous Dr. Doo-Doo. Pretty impressive, right? Well we’re only half way through (see why I told you to sit down?) In possibly the greatest casting of a man baby of to date, Baby Man will be voiced Michael Madsen(Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill.) The cast also contains not one but two actors from Breaking Bad; Jonathan Banks (Mike) and Giancarlo Esposito (Gus) and Vincent Kartheiser from TV’s Mad Men caps it all off.
Let’s watch the recently released upfront for the show together now!
If you listen closely you can hear the gentle sobbing of an [adult swim] executive.
Apparently if you are at SDCC this year and attend either the Axe Cop panel or the ADHD one you will get to see the first episode. The rest of us will have to wait till 11pm July 27th on FOX.
Progress is being made on the development of the Sin City sequelA Dame to Kill For, and key to that is getting Mickey Rourke back on board as Sin City bruiser and ex-con Marv. Deadline is reporting that Marv’s portrayer Rourke is now officially in negotiations to be a part of the film, which is supposedly going to begin shooting sometime later this summer. By now you’re saying, “Wait. Didn’t Marve die in the first Sin City? Sure, if you’re judging things chronologically, but A Dame to Kill For takes place before The Hard Goodbye, the story Marv’s segment in the first Sin City movie was based on.
In other Sinful news, another key cast member from A Dame to Kill For says he hasn’t heard anything about his services being needed in the new film. Michael Madsen, who plays corrupt police detective Bob, former partner of Detective John Hartigan (Bruce Willis), is kind of scratching his head wondering where his invitation to play is.
“Well that’s kind of a mystery because there’s a whole bunch of stuff all over the internet that I’m doing a sequel and I certainly didn’t put that stuff on there, so I don’t know who did,” says Madsen who adds in a MTV News interview that he’s yet to get a straight answer from director Robert Rodriguez. “But, wherever that came from, whoever generated that information, must be thinking that I’m doing that — but I can’t seem to get an answer out of anybody.”
Still, Madsen says he’s up for the movie if and when he’s asked, even though it kind of sounds like he hasn’t done the reading. “Well, sure. I thought the first one was pretty good,” he says. “I mean, I kind of got in that first one by default. And Bob survives, so you’d figure that he’s gonna make it, right? You’d figure that I’d show up in part two. So if you could get an answer for me, I’d really appreciate it, cause I can’t find out. Of course, I’d like to be a part of it.”
De-Fault. The two sweetest words in the English language. Hope it works for Madsen this time.
Everyone has heard probably that this year, the Oscars have jumped to 10 Noms to wittle down, and in talks for one of the slots is yours and my summer fave, Inglourious Basterds. Squeal lil piggies, squeal. (more…)