Samuel L. Jackson has joined the voice cast for the upcoming Garfield animation.
In November, it was announced that Chris Pratt would lead the cast of Garfield, the sarcastic, lasagna-loving cat, and now his fellow Marvel star has signed on for the project.
According to The Wrap, Jackson will voice a new character, Garfield’s father, Vic, in the film. It has yet to be announced who will play Jon Arbuckle, the owner of the lazy feline who hates Mondays.
The new Garfield film is directed by Chicken Little’s Mark Dindal from a script written by Finding Nemo scribe David Reynolds, with the duo having previously worked together on The Emperor’s New Groove.
Jim Davis, who created the Garfield comic strip in 1978, will executive produce the film, which will be released by Sony Pictures.
Garfield has appeared in film and television many times over the years, and was most recently voiced by Bill Murray in the 2004 live-action/animated hybrid Garfield and its sequel, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties. 2006.
Jackson has previously voiced the character Lucius Best/Frozone in The Incredibles franchise and will be heard as Jimbo in Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank in July. He also voiced his longtime Marvel character, Nick Fury, in the Disney+ animated series What If…? Last year.