It’s frustrating to watch your favorite superhero anime show and have the voices not be a good fit for the character. Well, Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb is trying to avoid that by casting celebrities for the roles. In fact, he recently announced casting for two of the company’s much anticipated anime series, ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Wolverine,’ at its WonderCon panel on April 2 in San Francisco to the delight of fans in attendance. Both series will premiere on G4 in July 2011.
Adrian Pasdar (‘Heroes,’ ‘Castle, Profit’) will lend his voice to the character of Tony Stark in ‘Iron Man,’ an all-new series which sees Stark travel to Japan and battle the evil Zodiac Organization.
Milo Ventimiglia (‘Gilmore Girls,’ ‘Rocky Balboa,’ ‘Heroes’), takes on the title role in ‘Wolverine,’ as Logan claws his way through Japan’s criminal underworld.
“Adrian and Milo are perfect as Iron Man and Wolverine,” said Loeb. “It’s extremely exciting to see these talented guys take on two of the most iconic Super Hero roles of all time.”
As the exclusive US TV home for the series, G4 will air ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Wolverine’ along with the ‘Blade’ and ‘X-Men’ anime series later this year. The network will premiere an exclusive clip from ‘Wolverine’ on Wednesday’s Attack of the Show at 7 pm ET/PT. For more information, check out g4tv.com/marvel.
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