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The Kung Fu Panda 4 trailer is here, and it's got star power

Viola Davis, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, and of course, Jack Black gear up for the latest entry into the DreamWorks animated franchise

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The Kung Fu Panda 4 trailer is here, and wow, it's got a cast.

The latest entry into DreamWorks's very popular, VERY merchandisable franchise finds main character Po in an awkward spot: his time in the role of Dragon Warrior is supposedly at an end. However, he'll have to keep the title for at least one last battle, against the shapeshifting Chameleon, a sorceress with the ability to transform into any villain Po has faced in the past.

Google the Chameleon character and you'll find that she's voiced by none other than Oscar-Winner Viola Davis. But she's not the only Academy Award winner on the IMDb page for the movie: Ke Huy Quan and Dustin Hoffman also join the fray as the characters of Han and Shifu, respectively. Don't worry, though: Emmy Winner Bryan Cranston returns as Li for this latest installment, and Golden Globe winner Ian McShane is also back as the villainous Tai Lung.

Honestly, it's almost enough to make you forget that the two leads, Jack Black and franchise newcomer Awkwafina, are the actual stars of the film. Luckily, the trailer is focused mostly on them and the band of outlaws they're recruiting in their battle against the Chameleon. It's a good thing too, because I was almost too distracted by the other ac-

Wait, Jackie Chan is back too?? Skadoosh! If that's how you spell that.

Kung Fu Panda 4 energetically leaps into theaters March 8, 2024.

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Grant DeArmitt (he/him) likes horror, comics, and the unholy pairing of the two. He has written for Nightmare on Film Street and Newsarama, despite their better judgement. He lives in Brooklyn with his partner, Kelsey, and corgi, Legs.