We’re going on the assumption that for those of you who adored the original film, all of this is extremely squee-worthy. We’re happy for you. Yes, it’s true. We never saw the original Dark Crystal. You will all tell us we must immediately rectify that situation – and we will! We promise! But for now, we think you should sit down and focus on this casting news, which is downright jaw-dropping.
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.
Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects. The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.
Now prepare to gasp at this gag-worthy lineup:
Alice Dinnean as The Ornamentalist
Alicia Vikander as Mira
Andy Samberg as The Heretic
Anya Taylor-Joy as Brea
Awkwafina as The Collector
Benedict Wong as The General
Caitriona Balfe as Tavra
Dave Goelz as Baffi
Donna Kimball as Aughra
Eddie Izzard as Cadia
Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Seladon
Hannah John-Kamen as Naia
Harris Dickinson as Gurjin
Harvey Fierstein as The Gourmand
Helena Bonham Carter as Maudra
Jason Isaacs as The Emperor
Keegan-Michael Key as The Ritual Master
Lena Headey as Maudra Fara
Louise Gold as Maudra Argot
Mark Hamill as The Scientist
Mark Strong as Ordon
Natalie Dormer as Onica
Nathalie Emmanuel as Deet
Neil Sterenberg as The Scroll Keeper
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as The Archer
Ralph Ineson as The Hunter
Shazad Latif as Kylan
Simon Pegg as The Chamberlain
Taron Egerton as Ryan
Theo James as Rek’yr
Toby Jones as Librarian
Victor Yerrid as Hup
Can you stand the wait until August 30th?
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