Kung Fu Panda is one of those rare movies that audiences of all ages can’t help but enjoy watching. By combining slapstick humor, talking animals, plenty of Kung Fu and some awesomeness tossed in for good measure, Kung Fu Panda was well received. So well, in fact, that it spawned a sequel and an upcoming TV show.
The first film was filled with lovable characters like Shifu, the Furious Five, Oogway and Mr. Ping. In Kung Fu Panda 2 a new cast of Kung Fu masters are introduced and each will play a role in Po’s life. Today, thanks to Dreamworks’ official Kung Fu Panda website, we have the first pictures of all six new characters, including their background stories and unique fighting styles. We also get our first look at the villain of the film, the albino peacock Lord Shen.
The story of an out of shape and out of place affable panda named Po (Jack Black) who finds that being himself is “the secret ingredient” to becoming the legendary Dragon Warrior resonated with audiences back in 2008 and in May they will get a chance to watch Po continue his journey of self-discovery.
Read through the official synopsis for Kung Fu Panda 2 then take a look at each of the new characters:
Po is now living his dream as the Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, the Furious Five. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.
Kung Fu Panda 2 New Characters
Wolf Boss (Voice Unknown)
The Wolf Boss, along with his wolf brothers and sisters, were once guards in the Gongmen City’s royal palace. The only member of the royal family ever to befriend the wolves was Shen, the frail albino heir to Gongmen City’s throne. Shen fed them, played with them and treated them like family. The Wolf Boss is Shen’s most loyal servant, military strategist and trusted right hand.
The Wolf Boss makes up for lack of a singular Kung Fu style with resourcefulness and clever cunning. Fast, sneaky and always accompanied by plenty of bandit partners, Wolf Boss is a formidable foe for Kung Fu Masters like the Furious Five and Po. Able to take a beating and still keep coming, the Wolf Boss is a loyal defender of Lord Shen and his plan for the domination of China.