Voltron fans were treated to an in-depth discussion of the epic second season of the critically acclaimed Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender at WonderCon. Panelists included Executive Producer Joaquim Dos Santos, Co-Executive Producer Lauren Montgomery, Story Editor Tim Hedrick, Jeremy Shada (Lance), Josh Keaton (Shiro), Tyler Labine (Hunk), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Pidge), and Kimberly Brooks (Allura). Each attendee received a WonderCon exclusive poster created by Joaquim Dos Santos and almost had a first look at Prince Lotor, before falling victim to an April Fool’s Day video at the panel. You can check it out here on Nerdist: http://nerdist.com/first-look-at-voltron-legendary-defenders-prince-lotor/
- As a con tradition, Tim Hedrick excitedly handed out original story cards to each audience member who asked a question.
- Bex shared her favorite Pidge line with the audience: “we’re all interconnected with cosmic dust,” and explained how much she loves that her superpower is what her character hated the most.
- Tyler offered some insight into Hunk’s character explaining that “his instinct is to trust in the good things, but he’s often mistaken.”
- After Joaquim confirmed that season three is coming later this year, a fan thanked both him and Lauren for keeping action cartoons alive. Joaquim said, “the fans are the quintessence of the show!” Lauren said that she’s “grateful that fans of the original have been open and accepting of Voltron Legendary Defender.”
- The audience got a taste of “a real life Hunk” when a cosplayer that majored in engineering and minored in culinary arts offered Tyler a cinnamon roll. (He gladly accepted!!)
- Fans erupted in screams once Lotor’s voice was finally revealed. Jeremy admitted that, “Prince Lotor’s voice is very soothing….even dreamy”
DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender season 1 and 2 are currently available on Netflix.
As if the confirmation of season 3 wasn’t already enough for fans to go wild, also announced was a brand-new 5 issue mini-series from Lion Forge Comics, a special Facebook live event with Bex Taylor-Klaus to celebrate Pidge’s birthday on Monday, April 3rd and a Voltron Sticker Pack available for free on the app store through 4/1!
Link to sticker pack: http://bit.ly/VoltronStickers
Last but not least, don’t forget to head to Burger King starting 4/3 for some awesome new Voltron Kids Meal toys!