Once Upon a Time is about to get a major dose of goth rock! This November, rocker Marilyn Manson will debut on the show as the voice of Shadow, Neverland’s mysterious soul-stealer.
"We've always been enormous fans of Marilyn Manson," creators and executive producers Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz tell Rolling Stone. "We wanted to cast someone with the vocal ability to make our skin crawl."
So far in Once Upon a Time Season 3, Shadow has appeared a couple of times. Regina, Emma and crew are in Neverland to rescue Henry, and that’s put them in contact with Peter Pan...a boy who isn’t nearly as good-natured as his storybook counterpart. Much in the same way, Peter’s previously good-natured Shadow has taken a sinister turn in his OUAT incarnation.
No longer just mischievous, this new Shadow dabbles in things like kidnapping and the stealing of souls. Yeah. Not quite as cute.
It seems fitting, then, that the edgy rocker’s voice will be added to this already-terrifying character. Marilyn is no stranger to having his music used in various movies and television shows, but this will be one of the few times he’s been on TV in an actor role.
What do you think of the casting news? Are you excited to hear Marilyn’s voice on the show, or do you sort of wish there was a way to incorporate the actor in a more physical role? Head below and let us know what you think.
Source: Rolling Stone