After many years since the iconic animated series of the ThunderCats came to an end, for better or worse the cosmic felines will finally have their own movie live-action. The details of the plot and the actors who will give life to the Cheetara, Lion-O, Tigro, Pumara or Pantro have not been revealed, but it seems that the new Captain America of the MCU also wants to be part of the project.
In a recent appearance by Anthony Mackie at a comic book convention in New Orleans, the actor revealed that he has always dreamed of being Pantro in a movie live-action of the ThunderCats.
“I pre-existed everything Pokémon”, Mackie told an audience during his panel, according to ComicBook. “I didn’t like comics or anything like that. So I was a huge ThunderCats fan. My goal, when they do the ThunderCats movie, is that I want to be the blue guy. What’s it called? Panthro! That’s what I want to be when I grow up. If Kelsey Grammer can be Beast (in the X-Men), I want to be Panthro. We can both be blue, he expressed.
We don’t know if Mackie is aware that a live-action of the ThunderCats is already in development, but perhaps the protagonist of Falcon and the Winter Soldier could be a good choice for him cast of the movie. For some reason, the character of Pantro has always been played by Afro-descendant actors, like voice actors Earle Hyman and Kevin Michael Richardson, who played Pantro in the 2011 animated version.
The live-action of the ThunderCats was announced last year under the direction of Adam Wingard, the person in charge of the live-action from Death Note Y Godzilla vs. Kong, and according to the director, characters will retain their original 80s aesthetic.
“I don’t want to reinvent her look. I want them to look like the ThunderCats. I also don’t want to do it in live-action. I don’t want it to look like Cats, I don’t want that kind of trouble, no disrespect to that director. I want to make a movie that you’ve never seen before.” assured.
The film does not yet have a release date.
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Anthony Mackie wants to be Pantro in the ThunderCats live-action | Spaghetti Code