Some fans have criticized Marvel for doubling down on some of its cast members in the film and TV side of things. Alfre Woodard‘s casting in Luke Cage and Captain America: Civil War caused confusion among fans whether her character would be the same for both shows. Then came news last month that two characters by name of Tilda Johnson/Nightshade would be appearing in Black Panther and Luke Cage simultaneously, furthering fan confusion. This could be a trend that we could potentially see down the road given the lack of coordination between the film and TV division but if there was one double down casting we could get behind with, its this one with Clancy Brown, who starred in Daredevil Season 2 as the Blacksmith and is voicing Surtur in this November’s Thor: Ragnarok. This casting was confirmed by director Taika Waititi in an interview with Comicbook.com, who also revealed that mo-cap for Surtur was done by himself.
I did a little of the mo-cap stuff for Surtur, body wise, but then we have Clancy Brown doing the voice of Surtur.
Okay, that may not exactly be on the level as having Woodard be in Captain America: Civil War and Luke Cage but its close. Nevertheless, we’re stoked that Clancy is voicing Surtur. Clancy is an icon at this point in the world of voiceovers, cementing his place as one of the industry’s top voice actors thanks to his immensely deep gravely voice. We saw him playing the Blacksmith, mastermind behind the murder of Frank Castsle’s family in Daredevil Season 2. And apart from killing Frank’s family, Clancy Brown is also known for voicing Mr. Krabs in Spongebob Squarepants. He’s gone from playing neighborhood cheapskate to military officer/heroin dealer to fire demon.