Jack Black is officially ‘the cool dad.’ Jack Black, star of Kung Fu Panda 2, treated his son’s entire school to a private screening of the animated film before it hits theaters.
President of DreamWorks, Jeffrey Katzenberg, asked Jack if he wanted a private screening of the film for his kids and Jack said sure and brought the entire school.
Jack Black plays Po, the Kung Fu Dragon Warrior who must protect the Valley of Peace from an evil villain and protect his friends and Kung Fu Masters. Jack describes how he was a lot like his character Po when he was younger. Except for the part about being a panda.
Jack confesses to Hollyscoop, “[Po] is like me before I had any success. When he [Po] was looking up to his Kung Fu heroes that’s like me looking up to my comedic heroes, my rock & roll idols. That’s basically what Po is all about.”
If you didn’t see the first installment of Kung Fu Panda, no worries, Jack tells us why Kung Fu Panda 2 is even better than the first franchise.
Black tells Hollyscoop, “[Kung Fu Panda 2] is better than the first one and here’s why, it has all the humor and action but it also has a new dimension of emotion, its very moving. By the end of the movie you cant believe how emotional you get.”
Kung Fu Panda 2 opens May 27, 2011.