Samuel L. Jackson plays the father of a comic book icon

By James Brizuela | 4 seconds ago

Some might say Chris Pratt was thrown into everything. He strangely voices Mario in the new Super Mario film being concocted by the same studio that made Despicable Me. He will also be the voice of everyone’s favorite cynical cat, Garfield. However, Pratt isn’t the only star to have found himself in a lot of movies, especially lately. None other than perennial actor, Samuel L Jackson, now joins the Garfield film. The cast sees Jackson take on the role of a new character named Vic. Vic is said to be Garfield’s father.

While most would have thought Samuel L Jackson would have taken on the role of Jon Arbuckle, which would also have been hilarious, he’s supposed to take on the role of parent to the laziest orange cat. It’s unclear how this character will be portrayed, but we’re hoping he’s Garfield’s bipolar opposite. Imagine a cat full of energy who hates lasagna. Or better yet, and if he was the ultimate lazy cat. A god among lazy cats. There are so many ideas that make this cast fantastic. Apparently the film will still feature Jon and Odie but will have the additional character of Vic and of course, Garfield.

the Garfield the film is going to be directed by Mark Dindal who has directed other animated feature films like Little chicken and The Emperor’s New Groove. It will still be based on the Jim Davis comic. David Reynolds adapted the script, and he wrote the script for The world of Nemo. John Cohen of Despicable Me and angry Birds fame is producing the film alongside Steven P. Wegner. Alcon is producing the film with DNEG Animation, which is also animating the film. The film will be distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment. That’s a lot of talent guiding Samuel L Jackson and Chris Pratt.

The last Garfield The film was Bill Murray’s ill-fated feature that saw the man take on the voice of the laziest cat ever. He was joined by Breckin Meyer and Jennifer Love-Hewitt. The animated and live-action double adventure didn’t do very well, even considering having someone like Bill Murray in the lead role. The film was criticized and especially contrary to the public. Hopefully this new feature will fix these errors. He surely has a great production and writing team behind him, well, Samuel L Jackson too. Although he’s not Garfield, we can expect him to have a great supporting role. Chris Pratt still draws crowds too, although people feel we’ve seen too much of him lately.

Garfield is currently in the casting phase, so there are no further announcements regarding the start of production. However, with casting announcements, there’s a good chance pre-production will kick off soon. If filming starts this summer, we might see this new Garfield feature film in the second quarter of next year, which would be between April and June 2023. So far, the film has Chris Pratt as Garfield and Samuel L Jackson as Vic. We can’t wait to see how this one plays out.