Disney and Marvel have announced that Oscar-nominee Edward James Olmos will guest star in season 2 of Marvel’s animated series, “Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.”
The announcement happened during a panel at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival on June 2, where an image of Olmos’ character in the series was also revealed.
Olmos will be lending his voice to the Marvel villain known as Molecule Man, who is a powerful being with the ability to manipulate nonliving organic matter.
Often feeling like there was no place for him, he escaped to a new planet and used his powers to create an incredible world of natural wonder, soon making it a popular destination for aliens and beings across the multiverse.
Marvel says when they were deciding to add the character to the show, the creative team searched for an actor whose voice was powerful enough to face off with Lawrence Fishburne, who voices The Beyonder. Enter Olmos, who the team thought was a perfect fit.
Molecule Man was one of The Beyonder’s main antagonists, and first made his Marvel Comics debut in “FANTASTIC FOUR” #20, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
Here is what Molecule Man looks like:
Edward James Olmos first achieved fame as Lieutenant Martin “Marty” Castillo in the series “Miami Vice” (1984–1989), where he won a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series,” as well as the Golden Globe Award for “Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film.”
It was his turn as teacher Jaime Escalante in the movie “Stand and Deliver” (1988) that got him his Academy Award nomination.
Other roles of note include patriarch Abraham Quintanilla in the film “Selena” (1997), William Adama in the re-imagined series “Battlestar Galactica” (2004–2009), and the voice of Chicharrón in Pixar’s “Coco” (2017).
He currently can be seen in the FX series “Mayans M.C.“
About the Show
Marvel’s “Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette (Lunella Lafayette) and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur (Fred Tatasciore).
After Lunella accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur into present-day New York City, the duo works together to protect the city’s Lower East Side from danger.
The cast also includes Libe Barer as Casey, Alfre Woodard as Mimi, Sasheer Zamata as Adria, Jermaine Fowler as James Jr., and Gary Anthony Williams as Pops.
Grammy Award winner Raphael Saadiq serves as the executive music producer, and the series is executive-produced by Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland’s Cinema Gypsy Productions, as well as Emmy Award winner Steve Loter.
The series debuted in February 2023 on the Disney Channel and on Disney+.