Marvel’s New Warriors just recruited a new member. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Enlisted star Keith David has joined the show in a recurring role. The report describes his character Ernest Vigman as “a caustic municipal employee who butts up against the hopeful energy of the new warriors.” Vigman does not appear to have a direct analogue from the comics at this time, though that could change before the series’ release.
David is an industry vet, having appeared in Platoon, Crash and The Thing. His past credits range from Mr. & Mrs. Smith to Community to ER. He is no stranger to superhero properties, having leant his voice to The Flash‘s Solovar, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle‘s Sal Commander, The Marvel Experience‘s Nick Fury and Spider-Man‘s Agent Mosely. His extensive voice work also includes Adventure Time, Rick and Morty, Mass Effect, Coraline, Spawn and Gargoyles.
Marvel’s first foray into live-action comedy, the 10-episode series centers on six young heroes “learning to cope with their abilities in a world where bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates.” Ordered straight to series in April by Freeform, New Warriors will join Cloak & Dagger on the Disney-owned cable channel.
Marvel’s New Warriors stars Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl, Derek Theler as Mister Immortal, Jeremy Tardy as Night Thrasher, Calum Worthy as Speedball, Matthew Moy as Microbe and Kate Comer as Debrii. The series does not yet have an official premiere date.
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