It’s being reported all over the place today that Owen Wilson is going to be doing some voice acting in the upcoming Marmaduke movie (oh, btw, there’s going to be an upcoming Marmaduke movie) as the voice of Marmaduke, and while that’s obviously a great career choice for Owen Wilson and is definitely going to be a super fun and good movie, I have just one question: what is Marmaduke going to say? Marmaduke doesn’t talk! From Empire Movies:
The movie, which will mix live-action and computer-animation, will follow a family named the Winslows who move from Kansas to Orange County with their Great Dane Marmaduke, who creates chaos wherever he goes. Judy Greer, Lee Pace and William H. Macy will play the humans while voices will be provided by the likes of Fergie, Emma Stone, George Lopez, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Steve Coogan, Damon Wayans and Marlon Wayans.
Wait a second. Steve Coogan? As in the Steve Coogan who got Owen Wilson addicted to the heroin that ultimately led to his unfortunate suicide attempt? PERFECT. This is going to be hilarious and charming! “Marmaduke, stop nodding in my chair.” “Marmaduke, is digging a black hole of hopeless despair in my flowerbed again.” “Oh boy, here comes the dog catcher. It looks like they picked up Marmaduke in a pool of his own blood and vomit again.”
“Hello, Fandango, I’m going to need tickets for my whole family. What do you mean you’re sold out?”