Marvel legend Stan Lee and Star Wars icon Mark Hamill will lend their voices to the upcoming animated series Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest airing on Disney XD.
Hamill, is already well-known for his voiceover roles in comic book-inspired productions like HYDRA scientist Arnim Zola, while Lee will make one of his famous cameos like he does in the Marvel Studios’ movies.
A comic book fan, Hamill had praised Stan Lee:
I”’m excited because Black Panther is coming into the storyline and I’m a huge fan of that character. See, I’m just a comic book geek,” Hamill had said.
“I mean, when I was a kid of the ‘60s, I would read the Marvel comics, and Stan created a real bond with his audience, you know, in the bullpen. He had that sort of snarky humor, he would give away no-prizes — because people were always pointing out boo-boos and mistakes and stuff — and he really had a personality that came across over the pages. He’s sort of this avuncular uncle you wish you had. On television it was Walt Disney, in comic books it was Stan the Man. Excelsior!”
Working with Hamill “is terrible,” Lee had joked.
“Because when I hear him read the lines, when I hear how talented he is, how he can do another dialect and become another person, it’s fantastic,” Lee then adde.
“I read lines beautifully, but only as myself. I mean, if I had to be Baron Zemo, I wouldn’t know how to do it, but he becomes Baron Zemo.”
“Not being seen in animation gives you incredible license to make outrageous choices you wouldn’t make if you were on camera. So it’s liberating,” Hamill had said.
“I’d love to make this sound profound and give you the difference between doing it for live-action and animation, but as far as I’m concerned, there’s no difference,” Lee had responded.
“You just say the lines as best you can, hope that they’re anywhere near as good as Mark Hamill has said them, and that’s it.”
In Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest, T’challa must decide between his loyalties to the Avengers first or King of Wakanda. As the mysterious Shadow Council challenges Wakanda, T’Challa teams up with his sister Shuri to go on missions.
In this journey of espionage and mystery, old enemies will resurface and new friends will be made. In the end, Black Panther must balance defending his home and stopping threats before they start.