Top 5: Anthropomorphic Comic Character Casting Choices That Just Make Sense

5. Ken Watanabe as Usagi Yojimbo

4. Elias Koteas as Rocket Raccoon


3. Chiwetel Ejiofor as Blacksad

2. Mandy Patinkin as Cerebus

1. James Corden as Owly


  1. Perfect. No further explanations required.

  2. My name is Inigo Montoya…

  3. 5-2 are inspired (especially Patinkin as Cerebus). I…don’t know who James Corden is, but he looks the part at least.

    For all of these roles, instead of CG, I hope they dress them up in costumes and face paint, ala The Chronicles of Narnia when the BBC did it. 

  4. Lol so much at Smithy being Owly 😀

  5. You, sir, have an eye for casting.
    Howabout casting the ifanboy crew with cartoon/comic book characters?

  6. @OttoBot Yes! I was just trying to explain the beauty and simplicity of the BBC Chronicles of Narnia to someone yesterday and they could not understand why I almost prefer that to CGI.  Wasn’t even a kid!

  7. I loved Chiwetel Ejiofor  Serenity and Inside Man. And the  Elias Koteas  choice was absolutely inspired. 

  8. Dave Sim has often said that, in his head, Cerebus sounds like George C. Scott. He needs a grizzled, crackly voice, so Mandy Patinkin makes perfect sense. Good choices all round.

  9. You have James Corden in America, apoligies on behalf of all English people, he is the unfunniest sack of lard currently on the box.

  10. Chiwetel Ejiofor should be in everything.

  11. How ’bout Gorilla Grodd?

  12. I don’t think he’d be very convincing in any of these roles, to be honest. 

  13. Really? I always saw Idris Elba as Blacksad

  14. Just watched TMNT last night. Elias Koteas should definitely be the voice of Rocket!

  15. Avatar photo Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    @Heroville  Yes. Really. I have spoken. 

  16. @PaulMontgomery  I should’ve never gotten you that Galactus chair for your birthday.

  17. @CatEyedFox  I know, right? I’d prefer animatronics and face paint over CG in quite a few cases, honestly. I dunno if we’ll ever beat the uncanny valley.

  18. Ken Watanabe as Usagi YESSSSS!!!!! 😀

  19. I came in here thinking there would be a few stretches, even without knowing which characters you had chosen, but I can’t argue with any of those choices. Hope you get work as a casting director to supplement your iFanboy income (if they even pay you!).

  20. I could see Jeffery Dean Morgan as Cerebus.