'Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans': Will Jim Lake's dad join final showdown? Here's a hint
James Lake Sr has always been an unseen character who has been mentioned in passing by his son Jim
Guillermo del Toro's CGI-animated world of Arcadia is a gamut of emotions for fans who have religiously followed the events of 'Tales of Arcadia', which will get an epic conclusion in 'Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans'. DreamWorks Animation and Netflix have collaborated to bring viewers a movie that will get the OG band of heroes to fight one last time against the Arcane Order for "control over the magic that binds them all."
Since its release, the series has spawned several fan theories. Before we break some of them down for you, here are a few show titles that will help you prep for the final battle: 'Trollhunters', 'Wizards' and '3Below'.
Of the many questions that the series enthusiasts have been asking, one of the common ones is about Jim Lake's father, James Lake Sr, an unseen character mentioned throughout the show and now hopefully, in the animation film too. The bigger speculation however is, will he make an appearance or be mentioned in passing?
In February 2021, during a Twitter Q&A session, screenwriter Marc Guggenheim surprised fans with his cryptic response to a user who asked if Jim's was in 'Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans': He commented: "That would be spoiling things. But he... comes up."
That would be spoiling things. But he... comes up.— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) February 10, 2021
We are not ruling out last-minute changes but it seems like a possibility. According to Fandom, the creators wanted James' story to be showcased in 'Wizards' but the idea was scrapped because it had to be made into a limited series. This indicates there's a scope. Also, we still don't have answers to why Jim's father abandoned his family.
'Rise of the Titans' features a massive voice cast including Emile Hirsch, Lexi Medrano, Charlie Saxton, Kelsey Grammer, Alfred Molina, Steven Yeun, Nick Frost, Colin O’Donoghue, Diego Luna, Tatiana Maslany, Cole Sand, Nick Offerman, Fred Tatasciore, Brian Blessed, Kay Bess, Piotr Michael, James Hong, Tom Kenny, Angel Lin, Amy Landecker, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Wood, Laraine Newman, Grey Griffin and Cheryl Hines.
From early buzz, we speculate 'Rise of the Titans' may serve as the well-deserved end to a project that was being developed as a TV series only. "From the beginning, I tried to get together a group that would bring things to the table that were different," Del Toro said during one of the panels at Annecy International Animation Film Festival and added that the project was conceived as a "three series that you can put together like a diorama and then you see how on an early episode of 'Trollhunters' you’re going to see the characters of wizards and '3Below' interacting, and then go back on a Möbius strip and see other episodes from the others’ point of view. Then finish with a movie."
'Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans' release on July 21, Wednesday on Netflix.