Once Upon a Time Enlists Goth Rocker Marilyn Manson to Voice Shadow

Once Upon a Time Marilyn MansonOnce Upon a Time‘s soul-stealing Shadow is getting a voice: Marilyn Manson.

The rocker will give life to the mysterious Neverland character, Rolling Stone reports.

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“We’ve always been enormous fans of Marilyn Manson,” executive producers Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz tell the magazine. “We wanted to cast someone with the vocal ability to make our skin crawl.”

Manson will make his Once debut in a November episode.

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15 Comments
  1. mac says:

    well, this comes…..unexpected.

    “What are these powers of yours ?”
    “THIIIIIISSSS IISSSSS TTTHHHEEE NNNNEEEEWWW SHHHHH****TTTT”

  2. ollie says:

    Wow… about the last person i would have thought they would pick. But i think he will do a great job . I saw his band twice in concert and they were awesome.

  3. Liz says:

    Friggen awesome!! I love OUAT and I love him. What a great idea

  4. Cory says:

    He did voice work for the character “Edgar” central alien character in the PlayStation 2 game Area 51 and I have to say he was pretty badass. I have no doubt he will be just as awesome in this role. Though I am even more curious now as to how or why the shadow will be speaking… the plot thickens!

  5. Aly says:

    Super excited about this! Should be awesome.

  6. Lorena says:

    That is just freaking wonderful!!!

  7. lll says:

    As odd of a choice as this is, and with the way Neverland is turning out to be, I believe this is excellent casting. Good job.

  8. alistaircrane says:

    Scary! Marilyn Manson is evil!

  9. AMCPress says:

    I’m excited about this! He is perfect for the role. From a marketing prospective this is one way for Once Upon a Time to increase their fanbase.

  10. Pat says:

    He will fit right in. One word to describe him—-” CREEPY” !

  11. Alice says:

    Wait- the shadow can talk? It couldn’t tell the difference between a child and a fully-grown man, how is it sentient?

  12. Mikael says:

    I hope they explain what the Shadow is. Is it its own entity or is it Peter’s actual shadow who does Peter’s bidding?

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