I know you're upset, but don't attack the Voltron cast
THEY ONLY RECORD THE LINES. All the stuff they said in interviews about backstories or plot lines or whatever, that’s probably true. They recorded such lines and figured they’ll be in the final cut.
Because here’s the thing: voice actors don’t know what happens ahead of time. They watch the premiere with about the same level of knowledge as we do.
All that stuff about Lance being from Cuba? Jeremy Shada said it, but it was cut. Tyler Labine talking about Hunk’s backstory? Cutting room floor. All of it is technically true.
No, if you want to get mad, blame Dreamworks. They allowed for the comments to be said, to become fandom law, and then remove any hints of it from the final product. They’re the reason the season is the way it is.
DO NOT BLAME THE VOICE ACTORS.
Addition: these were recent interviews about scripts they just read. Cuban Lance and development for the boys is probably intended for season 3. Not ideal, I know, but. I’ll take what I can get.
The reveal trailer for Voltron: Legendary Defender, a reboot of the 1980s Voltron series, by Dreamworks and Netflix has just been revealed!
The first season is listed for 13 episodes, set to premiere on June 10th, 2016, and is being animated by Studio Mir, who previously animated The Legend of Korra and The Boondocks (season 4). The series will also feature the voice talent of Steven Yuen, Josh Keaton, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Jeremy Shada, and Tyler Labine.
Voltron = queerbaiting. they’ve reblogged tons of shippy slash fanart, dropped hints in interviews, pushed out self-congratulatory diversity rhetoric at cons, and all of that over the backdrop of what they did with Korra at Nickelodeon vs what freedom Netflix and Dreamworks supposedly offer them
and all of it would have been…. tolerable. aggravating and queerbaiting but mostly non-malicious, not out of bounds despite being distasetful
but then they used Pidge to dog whistle at the lgbT audience. that is unmistakable queerbaiting and what’s worse it strikes at the most vulnerable portion of our community, and mines the violence they face for fucking comedy
every member of the Voltron writing crew owes their queer audience an apology