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Michael B Jordan to voice lead character in Rooster Teeth mech show "gen:LOCK"

Oct 25, 2017
3,080
#53
And here I thought them getting Vic Mignona for RWBY was a big get.

Apparently they contacted MBJ about this before he was Killmonger.

Hopefully the writing is good. I feel it's unfortunate that RWBY is their flagship franchise and it suffers from weak writting, while other stuff they have like Camp Camp is stellar (but I assume thats because they are more experienced in comedy than drama)

They've likened Gen Lock to the Freelancer stuff from RVB and Gen Urobuchi as a major influence.

Some of the mech designs look cool though





Like this straight up looks like Jehuty from ZoE.
 
Nov 1, 2017
2,693
#55
And here I thought them getting Vic Mignona for RWBY was a big get.

Apparently they contacted MBJ about this before he was Killmonger.

Hopefully the writing is good. I feel it's unfortunate that RWBY is their flagship franchise and it suffers from weak writting, while other stuff they have like Camp Camp is stellar (but I assume thats because they are more experienced in comedy than drama)

They've likened Gen Lock to the Freelancer stuff from RVB and Gen Urobuchi as a major influence.

Some of the mech designs look cool though





Like this straight up looks like Jehuty from ZoE.
Yeah its giving me a ZOE vibe for sure.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,507
#65
Yup. Here's the post from Gray:

https://roosterteeth.com/post/51812643

Cast so far:

Leads:
Michael B. Jordan as Julian Chase
Kōichi Yamadera as Kazu Iida
Dakota Fanning as Miranda Worth

Supporting:

Monica Rial as Col. Raquel Marin

Wait, Koichi Yamadera as in Beerus from the Japanese version?

Is he voicing Kazu Iida in just the Japanese version of this show or in the English dub?

I only know the actor from some of his roles so I have zero idea if his English is any good, or he will even speaking English lol.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,080
#71
Wait, Koichi Yamadera as in Beerus from the Japanese version?

Is he voicing Kazu Iida in just the Japanese version of this show or in the English dub?

I only know the actor from some of his roles so I have zero idea if his English is any good, or he will even speaking English lol.
His character is from Japan.

I believe he will be speaking in Japanese for the english dub with occasional English.
 
Nov 5, 2017
6,085
#78
I wonder about Genlock in a sense that they are pulling their best talent to it. The issue is how is this going to negatively affectly RWBY because right now i am seeing:

 
Oct 25, 2017
2,608
#85
The internal voice actors have been announced (though not connected to characters)

Miles Luna (David from Camp Camp, Felix from RvB, Jaune from RWBY)
Lindsey Jones (Ruby from RWBY, Space Kid from Camp Camp)
Gray Haddock (Locus from RvB, Torchwick from RWBY)
Blaine Gibson (Nurf from Camp Camp)
Chad James (Boomstick from Deathbattle)

 
Nov 5, 2017
6,085
#86
The internal voice actors have been announced (though not connected to characters)

Miles Luna (David from Camp Camp, Felix from RvB, Jaune from RWBY)
Lindsey Jones (Ruby from RWBY, Space Kid from Camp Camp)
Gray Haddock (Locus from RvB, Torchwick from RWBY)
Blaine Gibson (Nurf from Camp Camp)
Chad James (Boomstick from Deathbattle)

Yep, i wonder how important Chad's charcter will be - i have a feeling he will be killed off early.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,133
México
#93
RIP their other shows then.

I was kinda hoping that they'd put more time and money into making RWBY better but it doesn't seem they care enough. After the disaster that was the last Volume finale, and all this, I have no high hopes that they'll even try to turn it around.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
3,387
NYC
#95
This shouldn’t surprise anybody, rooster teeth is owned by Warner now, aka att.

They’re flush with cash. They can hire who ever they want. Y’all saw the struggle now y’all see the success lol.
 
Nov 5, 2017
6,085
I was at the Animation Panel, they showed some Genlock footage as well as they announced Maise in Genlock as well as a poster

Micheal B Jordan is also a fan of Samurai Champloo