Harry Shum Jr. is excited to voice a superhero in the DC Universe.
In October, the DC Universe announced that Shum would voice Brainiac 5 in Legion of Superheroes, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The AAPI actor, known for his role on the hit TV show “Glee,” has spoken about the voice acting role in recent interviews.
“The influence that [DC] had on us as a kid is definitely making this even more exciting,” Shum said in an interview with PEOPLE. “I was watching it the other day, the film, and I was like, ‘What the hell, man? How did I even get here? How did I get to be able to voice these characters and to be part of this huge production?’ So my 8-year-old self would be ecstatic right now, which I am as well.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film follows Kara (Meg Donnelly), who struggles to adjust to her new life on Earth after the loss of Krypton. She is mentored by her cousin Superman and other superheroes as she faces as new enemy: Brainiac 5.
Shum recorded the film in the basement of his home during the pandemic.
“It was definitely a challenge,” Shum told PEOPLE. “I have all the equipment in my house, and it was like 105 degrees and trying to breathe within this small box I have, and in my head I was trying to read the lines and read it in a way that feels like a conversation.”
“The crew really did a wonderful job just putting all these talents together and not being in the same room and to make it feel like we are. It’s really a testament to the team and the animators to be able to make that feel so real and string it all together,” he added.
Legion of Superheroes will be released on Blu-ray and digital on February 7.
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