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Mouse Guard Just Signed on Two New Actors

Mouse Guard by David Petersen

 

Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster Have Joined the Mouse Guard Cast

Fox’s adaptation of Mouse Guard just landed two more actors for their cast. They’ve brought on Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster.

Mouse Guard

Andy Serkis (photo © Imaginarium via IMDb) cast as Midnight in Mouse Guard (image via mouseguard.net)
Andy Serkis (photo © Imaginarium via IMDb) cast as Midnight in Mouse Guard (image via mouseguard.net)

Mouse Guard is a graphic novel series by David Petersen. The artwork is charming, and the tales cover all the adventures of the Mouse Guard as they face off against the tyrannical Weasel Warlord.

The series is targeted towards kids, but adults have been known to gush about the series as well. So far there are three graphic novels in the series in total, but I wouldn’t be surprised if more end up being added with time. It’s already caused one spin-off series, Legends of the Guard.

The Adaptation

Thomas Brodie-Sangster (photo via IMDb) cast as Lieam in Mouse Guard (image via mouseguard.net)
Thomas Brodie-Sangster (photo via IMDb) cast as Lieam in Mouse Guard (image via mouseguard.net)

The adaptation is still in the relatively early stages, as evidenced by the fact that they’re still in the casting phase. However, we know quite a lot about it so far. Wes Ball (Maze Runner) is directing. Meanwhile, Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) is set to be the writer for the adaption. Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes), Ross Richie (from BOOM! Studios), Stephen Christy (also from BOOM! Studios), and Joe Hartwick Jr. are all producers.

 

The team is hoping to have production in full swing by the spring. Hopefully that means we’ll start getting trailers sooner rather than later.

The New Cast Members

Andy Serkis joined the team so that he could play blacksmith Midnight. His character is a villain, but the name probably gave that away just a little bit.

Thomas Brodie-Sangster will play young Lieam. Lieam is one of the Mouse Guard’s youngest members. It’s a bit of an ironic choice, since everyone is always joking about how young Thomas Brodie-Sangster looks. These two haven’t worked together yet, but I, for one, am very much looking forward to seeing how it goes.


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Cat Wyatt is an avid comic book reader, as well as a reader of novels. Her favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, though she's usually willing to try other genres as well. Cat collects Funko Pop figures, Harry Potter books (different editions), and has more bookshelves than she's willing to admit.

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