Marvel’s New Warriors TV show has added a new cast member: ridiculously prolific actor Keith David.
David will play a character named Ernest Vigman, described as “a caustic municipal employee who butts up against the hopeful energy of the new warriors.”
Marvel touts David’s “over 150 film, television and stage credits to his name” in a fawning paragraph in a press release on Marvel.com:
With over 150 film, television and stage credits to his name, Keith David continues to exemplify the character of Hollywood’s greatest actors with a humble ability to remain in demand, both on and off screen. Keith has several high profile projects in the pipeline including “Future Man” for Hulu. He is simultaneously garnering accolades industry wide for his portrayal of the title role as Bishop James Greenleaf on Oprah Winfrey Network’s new hit drama, “Greenleaf.” This original series focuses on the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis mega church. Season 2 of Greenleaf premiered in the Spring and the much anticipated second half is slated for August.
But it leaves out David’s accomplished career in the world of comic book adaptations alone. David has had roles as Black Panther in 1990s Fantastic Four animated series, as Spawn in the 1990s Spawn animated series, in Spider-Man: The New Animated Series, as Desparo in the Justice League animated series, in the Teen Titans cartoon, as Tombstone in the animated show Spectacular Spider-Man, as Mongul on Young Justice, in the Nickelodeon TMNT series, in the animated film Justice League: The New Frontier, and as the voice of Solovar on CW’s The Flash. Stealing him back from the DC universe is a major coup for Marvel. Shots fired!
The rest of the New Warriors cast includes 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 show will air on Freeform, the network formerly known as ABC Family, in 2018.