THR has revealed that Jeremy Renner, Wanda Sykes, Jennifer Lopez, and Aziz Ansari are set to join the voice cast of ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift,’ along with Keke Palmer and hip hop artist Drake.
The original cast of Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Seann William Scott and Josh Peck will return for the fourth movie. Sadly there is no mention of Simon Pegg returning to reprise his role of Buck, the one-eyed, dinosaur-hunting weasel from the third movie.
The new movie sees Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon their greatest adventure after a cataclysm sets an entire continent adrift. Separated from the rest of the herd, they use an iceberg as a makeshift ship, which launches them on an epic seafaring quest. Manny and the gang are challenged like never before to become heroes and do the impossible, as they encounter exotic sea creatures, explore a brave new world, and battle ruthless pirates.
Renner, who was recently announced as the lead for ‘The Bourne Legacy,’ will voice Gutt, “a self-styled master of the high seas.” Lopez will play Shira, a sabre toothed who melts the heart of Diego. Lopez is no stranger to the world of animation having previously lent her voice to Dreamworks Animations’ 1998 action adventure ‘Antz.’
A teaser trailer for ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ featuring the loveable Scrat can be seen here.