**Update: The ‘Ratchet & Clank’ movie has received a release date of April 26, 2016 via Focus Features.**
It looks like the upcoming animated Ratchet & Clank movie might be even more formidable than originally anticipated, at least if we’re judging by the voice cast list that Sony just announced.
Ratchet & Clank will include the vocal talents of Sylvester Stallone as “Victor,” Paul Giamatti as “Chairman Drek,” John Goodman as “Grimroth,” Bella Thorne as “Cora,” and Daredevil’s Rosario Dawson as “Elaris.” This impressive list of stars will add to the voice talent from the video game franchise, which includes James Arnold Taylor as “Ratchet,” David Kaye as “Clank,” Armin Shimerman as “Nefarious,” and Jim Ward as “Captain Qwark.”
“We are honored and thrilled to have these actors join our cast,” added Blockade Entertainment’s Foxhoven. “Their unique voices, and the level of humor and emotion they bring to their roles will help to create some endearing and memorable characters in the film.”
“Everyone at Insomniac is thrilled that Ratchet & Clank will be shared in cinemas around the world with new and longtime fans alike,” said Insomniac Games founder and CEO Ted Price. “It’s been particularly exciting to collaborate closely with PlayStation, Rainmaker and Blockade on character design, story, animation, game asset sharing and marketing support to ensure an authentic Ratchet & Clank intergalactic adventure.”
Ratchet & Clank is being directed by Kevin Munroe with a screenplay written by original Insomniac Games writer TJ Fixman. The film will revolve around the unlikely duo as they struggle to stop Chariman Drek, an alien attempting to destroy every planet in the Solana Galaxy.
The Ratchet & Clank movie release date hasn’t been set just yet, but it’s expected to be released at some point later in 2015.