The Hollywood Reporter interviewed actor Jack Quaid about his recent foray into fandom culture, with roles in the animated comedy “Star Trek: Lower Decks” and Amazon’s superhero series “The Boys,” while also touching on his upcoming role voicing Superman in “My Adventures With Superman”.
When asked if landing the role of voicing Superman was an exciting moment for him, Quaid said, “Oh, absolutely. When I first got the audition to go out for that part, they were like, ‘Hey, there’s this new Superman animated show coming out. Would you like to audition for the role of Superman?’ And I think my first reaction was a very sarcastic. ‘Sure. I’ll be Superman. Like that’ll ever happen.’ So I gave it a shot. I was like, you know, why not? And I think you always book stuff when you’re like, ‘Why not? This will never happen.’ And then it happens.”
On whether he feel like there’s any pressure voicing such an iconic role, Quaid answered, “There’s no big pressure, because you’re like, ‘Oh, this is just never gonna happen. But like, whatever. At the end of the day, I can say that I auditioned for Superman. That’s cool.’ But then I got it. And I freaked out. I never thought I’d be anywhere close to being able to play Superman like that. That never crossed my mind. But the show is awesome. I’m really such a fan of the show. It’s such a pure, innocent, genuine take on a superhero, which is so great for me coming from The Boys. I get to play two sides of the same coin — one where we’re taking superheroes down a peg and one where we’re saying that they actually are altruistic and good. Some of them can be a beacon of hope in a dark world. I love that about Superman. I think a lot of people growing up were like, ‘Oh, Batman is my favorite, because he’s dark and gritty.’ And he is, he’s really cool. Superman has never really been cool. But that’s why I like it. Despite the way that the world is, whether it’s a bad time or a good time, Superman is always there protecting people. I think we need a character like that, now more than ever. That might even sound hokey, but a character that believes in the good in people and wants to do the right thing.”
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, “My Adventures with Superman” introduces us to twenty-somethings Clark Kent, the bright and driven Lois Lane and their best friend Jimmy Olsen as they begin to discover who they are and everything they can accomplish together as an investigative reporting team at the Daily Planet. Promising a mix of action, comedy and romance, the new series is expected to premiere some time in 2022.
Described as a serialized coming-of-age story, “My Adventures with Superman” will follow Clark as he builds his secret Superman identity and embraces his role as the hero of Metropolis—and perhaps the world. Lois, now growing into a star investigative journalist, takes aspiring photographer Jimmy Olsen under her wing. All the while, Clark and Lois are falling in love, sharing adventures, taking down bad guys, stumbling over secrets and discovering what it means to be Superman and Lois Lane.
Actors Jack Quaid (“The Boys”) and Alice Lee (“Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist”) will lead the “My Adventures with Superman” voice cast as Clark Kent and Lois Lane, respectively. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Animation with Register (“Teen Titans Go!”) serving as executive producer. Jake Wyatt (“Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus”) and Brendan Clogher (“Voltron: Legendary Defender”) are on board as co-executive producers and Josie Campbell (“She-Ra and the Princesses of Power”) as co-producer.