It’s been years since Hugh Jackman has lent his voice to an animated project, but that’s all about to change.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Academy Award-nominee will star in Hulu’s upcoming animated superhero comedy Koala Man. He will not be the titular character though. Instead, he’ll voice Big Greg, the supervisor who bullies our hero in his day-to-day life in the workplace.
Michael Cusack, who is credited with creating the series alongside Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites), will star as the titular marsupial superhero.
The official synopsis for the series is as follows:
“Middle-aged dad Kevin and his titular not-so-secret identity, whose only superpower is a burning passion for following rules and snuffing out petty crime in the town of Dapto. Though it may seem like any other Australian suburb, forces of evil both cosmic and man-made lie in wait to pounce on unsuspecting Daptonians. On a quest to clean up his hometown, and often roping his frustrated family into his adventures, Koala Man stands at the ready. He’ll do whatever it takes to defeat villainous masterminds, supernatural horrors, or worse: jerks who don’t take their rubbish bins down on the proper days.”
Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit, who previously produced Detective Pikachu, serve as the series’ showrunners.
We expect an official first look, as well as other casting announcements, to be unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend.