Ke Huy Quan, Awkwafina join ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ cast

Ke Huy Quan, Awkwafina join ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ cast
via ABC News, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Bryan Ke
By Bryan Ke
December 13, 2023
Dreamworks has confirmed the casting of Ke Huy Quan, Awkwafina and Viola Davis in “Kung Fu Panda 4.”
Breaking the news: Lead voice actor Jack Black welcomed Davis and Awkwafina in a video uploaded to Dreamworks’ TikTok and Instagram pages on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Dreamworks announced Quan’s casting in the “Kung Fu Panda 4” synopsis.
The news of the castings came a day before the release of the film’s trailer.

Who they’re playing: All three actors will play brand new roles. Quan, who won the 2022 Oscar for best supporting actor for “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” will be playing Han, the leader of the Den of Thieves.
Davis will be playing the Chameleon, the film’s villain who is out to get Po’s (Jack Black) Staff of Wisdom, which can summon all the master villains he had defeated. Helping him is Zhen, a quick-witted thief played by Awkwafina.
Other stars: Cast members returning in “Kung Fu Panda 4” include Dustin Hoffman as Kung Fu master Shifu, James Hong as Po’s adoptive father Mr. Ping, Bryan Cranston as Po’s biological father Li and Ian McShane as Shifu’s former student and the first movie’s main antagonist Tai Lung.
“Kung Fu Panda 4” is set to hit theaters on March 8, 2024.
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