Samuel L. Jackson Joins Cast of Chris Pratt-Led Animated Film Garfield: Report

Samuel L. Jackson Joins Cast of Chris Pratt-Led Animated Film Garfield: Report

Samuel L. Jackson Joins Cast of Chris Pratt-Led Animated Film Garfield: Report

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Samuel L. Jackson has joined the voice cast for the upcoming yet untitled animated feature based on the cult comic. Garfield, according to a report. The veteran actor is said to be voicing the titular feline father Vic – a character who doesn’t appear in the comics – in the Mark Dindal-directed film. While not much is known about this character’s arc, he might have scenes with his son, voiced by Chris Pratt, as the film is expected to offer a different take on Garfield’s backstory. Jackson, who has been an integral part of the entertainment fraternity for nearly five decades, is best known for playing Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


The Hollywood Reporter announces that Jackson will join the cast of Garfield’s animated feature. No details, however, are available on how long we’ll have to see this character on screen.

This isn’t the first time Jackson and Pratt have starred in the same movie. Jackson previously appeared in the post-credits scene attached to the 2018 superhero film Avengers: Infinity War, which featured Pratt as Guardians of the Galaxy character Peter Quill/Star Lord. The two reprized their respective roles in its sequel Avengers: Endgame. The thing to note here, however, is that they didn’t share screen space on these titles.

For Jackson, the Garfield film continues its appointment with animated feature films. He previously voiced characters in films such as the superhero film The Incredibles, its sequel Incredibles 2, and the sports comedy turbo. Jackson was last seen in the 2021 action thriller The Protégé.

The untitled Garfield movie isn’t the first time the lasagna-loving feline has come to life on the big screen. Bill Murray voiced the title character in the 2004 animated/live-action film Garfield: The Movie, which received negative reviews from critics. He reprized his role in its sequel Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, also a critical failure. Will Garfield’s New Movie, Starring Pratt and Jackson, Fare Better?

We’ll find out when the as-yet-untitled Garfield animated movie hits theaters on November 22, 2023.

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