director Steve Purcell and producer Galyn Susman spoke to press at Comic Con ....
PURCELL: I loved [Kevin McKidd] in Rome. He was such a great, complicated character because he was so confident as the Centurion, but you could feel this vulnerability in him, as well, and he was in over his head. That was a great point of reference for our character. But then, when we had him on stage, he knew to add this level of bombast and charisma to it, so everything is overstated in just the right way. He added a little bit of Errol Flynn, on top of that more complicated character that he played in Rome.
SUSMAN: And listening to him, we were inspired to make all of the Battlesaurs British. It’s a theme amongst all of the Battlesaurs now.
PURCELL: I was thinking more cartoon-y character type of actors, and John Lasseter said, “Think beyond the cartoon. When we see these movies, we expect their voices to be British.” It made sense, and it totally paid off. It made it feel even more exotic to an American audience, and it felt like that kind of genre.
How does Kevin McKidd’s character, Reptillus Maximus, fit into this story?
PURCELL: We have these Battlesaur action figures, but we wanted one for Trixie to connect to. There’s a little bit of romance. There’s definitely a connection going on with them, so we let his character be a little more thoughtful and he maybe has doubts about this culture because maybe he’s been fed this line and there’s something more than being just the Battlesaur. Because Kevin is so diverse in the kind of roles he does, we felt that he would bring a lot to that kind of personality.
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