SDCC: Star vs. The Forces of Evil/Big City Greens panel featuring Adam McArthur
We here at Legion of Leia got a chance to interview Adam McArthur last year, where we got the chance to discuss his experience vocally playing Marco Diaz from Star vs. The Forces of Evil and how the character has grown since the show’s first season.
At the time, only a handful of episodes had come out from Season 3. Now Adam is approaching the fourth season of the show, which got to make a big splash at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con with a Star vs. The Forces of Evil and Big City Greens mashup panel.
Not only was Adam McArthur on the panel, but the panel also featured Eden Sher(voice of Star Butterfly) also known for her leading role on The Middle, Esmé Bianco (voice of Eclipsa) who is known for her role as Ros on Game of Thrones, Daron Nefcy (Star vs. The Forces of Evil creator) as well as Shane Houghton(creator of Big City Greens) and Marieve Herington(voice of Tilly Green). It was moderated by Big City Greens co-creator Chris Houghton.
The panel started off first with the cast of Star vs. The Forces of Evil, where Adam McArthur got the chance to show off his martial arts expertise by chopping a stack of bricks in half (which I may or may not have watched repeatedly because I admire anyone who can do things with great mobile dexterity).
The cast moved onto voicing their characters reading a book of spells before Big City Greens took over the stage.
Both of the shows came together towards the end of the panel, where the characters from Big City Greens go to a comic-con and the Star vs. The Forces of Evil characters appear by tearing through a different dimension, landing up in the chaos that comic-cons generally produce. Suddenly, a strange man-spider monster starts chasing them, but the scene ends with Cricket Green confusing a Spider-Man cosplayer with the man-spider monster.
Seeing Adam and Esme digging in deep into the Comic-Con realm as Marco and Eclipsa was great saucy fun. Although I am a bit bummed that we didn’t get a chance to see the panel in person, I have marked it on my list of things to do next year if the panel comes back for Round 2. Hearing voice actors perform live is definitely a sight to behold!