Robert Englund's Villainous Role in GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES Revealed
Published: September 30, 2010 - 9:28pm
EXCLUSIVE: The Nightmare of Elm Street veteran has filled me in on the character he lends his voice to in the new Green Lantern cartoon series; and it's not who you may think it is.
He spent decades frightening people of all ages as Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street film franchise. Now, actor Robert Englund will be instilling fear as a villainous character in the new cartoon Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Englund released the following statement via Twitter this afternoon:
"Just finished voicing a villain for the new GREEN LANTERN series. Worked with my buddy, Spiderman Josh Keaton."
Englund isn't a stranger comic book character voice work; he portrayed Adrian Toomes/the Vulture in The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series which aired on the CW network in 2008. Josh Keaton has voiced Harry Osborn but is more known for lending his voice to the web-head himself in the same series.
I was able to get in touch with Mr. Englund this evening to inquire about his role in the new animated series. It appears he will be voicing the evil, alien arachnid Myglom of the Spider Guild. Long time enemies to the Green Lantern Corps, the Spider Guild are a coalition of Arachnid aliens, comprised of drones who answer to a central computer control at Wombworld. They move from space sector to space sector, always searching for new worlds to occupy. The extend of the Guild's role in the new cartoon has yet to be explained.
Green Lantern: The Animated Series will give audiences an in-depth view of the rich mythology surrounding the Guardians of the Universe, the Green Lantern Corps and the War of Light. The series is scheduled to air in the fall of 2011.