Kung Fu Panda 3 villain will be the scariest ever: Director

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Jul 30, 2015 15:39 IST

Kung Fu Panda 3 director Jennifer Yuh Nelson says the villain of the latest entry in the franchise will be the most intimidating adversary Po has ever faced because of his supernatural powers.

Nelson, who co-directed the film with Alessandro Carloni, said, Kai (voiced by JK Simmons), a bull, is a villain that Po is completely ill-equipped to face, reported Entertainment Weekly.


"He's somebody that's beyond Tai Lung, beyond Shen. He's a villain that Po is completely ill-equipped to face," Nelson said.

The new antagonist, who has large horns, leather armour, and uses two jade swords with chains attached as his go-to weapon, stands apart from his predecessors.

"I drew a little chart that had a picture of Tai Lung next to Po, a picture of Shen next to Po, and a picture of this new villain coming in.

And it was like 'You can't go brawler because Tai Lung was brawler. You can't go smarter because Shen was smarter. Where can you go? You have to go supernatural, bigger, and even more intimidating."

Kai will be seen in a face off with the characters in "cool" fight scenes with a dash of humour.

"That dynamic of a new villain, new energy, and new abilities that challenge Po is what makes it interesting for us—and makes for some cool fight scenes. JK brings humour to a really intimidating bad guy, so we can go really intimidating with him and not scare the kids out of the theatre."

Kung Fu Panda 3 is scheduled to release on January 29, 2016.

Watch the trailer here.


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