NEWS - Rumors or Facts about the Trigun Movie Cast?
Reported by Jackson_H on Sat Oct 16 2010
Some time ago Funimation Entertainment licensed the anime film Trigun: Badlands Rumble.

The TV series was also rescued by Funimation (previously licensed by Geneon).

The English dub of the Trigun TV series was recorded in L.A. so many fans were wondering if Funimation would put in the effort to get the old cast back together again for the Trigun movie (similar to how Funimation reunited the original Slayers cast for Slayers Revolution and Slayers Evolution-R).

A few days ago Jeff Nimoy who voiced Nicholas D. Wolfwood in the TV series had revealed that he wouldn't be reprising his role for the movie.

"Sorry to all the fans, I would have loved to play Wolfwood again and dub the Trigun movie, but Funimation dubbed it already without me. They called me and wanted me to fly myself out to Texas from Los Angeles and put myself up in a hotel while they paid me less than the original series paid. I would have lost money on the deal. Then when I asked for more money, they went ahead and replaced me. Pretty cheap, huh? I guess they don't care about the fans. Sorry, guys, I would have loved to play Wolfwood again, but remember, I'll always be the original! -Jeff Nimoy "

Of course this is just one side to the story. Anime dubbing in Texas is generally cheaper than in L.A. so what Funimation may have considered fair, could've been unsatisfactory for Jeff Nimoy.

It's also common for voice actors to have to pay for their own expenses in situations like these.

A person claiming to be Dorothy Fahn on AnimeNewsNetworks forums (who voiced Meryl Stryfe in the Trigun TV series dub) is also confirming she won't be reprising her role for the movie

"Following is a letter from my fellow cast member of the English dub of the original Trigun series, Jeff Nimoy. It sucks that Funimation did this to both me (Meryl, original series) and Jeff. He posted it on animenews.com... here ya go!

Sorry to all the fans, I would have loved to play Wolfwood again and dub the Trigun movie, but Funimation dubbed it already without me. They called me and wanted me to fly myself out to Texas from Los Angeles and put myself up in a hotel while they paid me less than the original series paid. I would have lost money on the deal. Then when I asked for more money, they went ahead and replaced me. Pretty cheap, huh? I guess they don't care about the fans. Sorry, guys, I would have loved to play Wolfwood again, but remember, I'll always be the original! -Jeff Nimoy

Yup, in the midst of negotiating we suddenly got radio silence - and found out (from someone else!) that they went ahead and recorded it without us! I thought we were reaching a final compromise - apparently Funi did not. Anyway, sorry guys, I just had to spew! xoxo Dorothy Fahn (Melendrez)"

Lia Sargent who voiced Milly Thompson in the original dub of the TV series is unlikely to return as well (as she hasn't done anime voice-over for a number of years now).

So it would appear 3/4 main characters won't be returning for this film.

Johnny Yong Bosch who made his anime debut with Trigun (as Vash the Stampede) is the last main cast member who's status is unknown at this time.

It's possible he is reprising his role. Bosch is the only one of the four VAs who has previously worked with Funimation Entertaiment; the most recent job probably being the English dub of Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings.

Funimation hasn't officially revealed any info about the English dub cast yet.

If this info is true, it doesn't look very good for other rescued titles such as the Black Lagoon OVA series (Roberta's Blood Trail) which had the Ocean Group cast dub the TV series, and could possibly have recasts too.
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BerryGal
said at 12:54 AM on Tue Jun 21 2016
This broke my heart, man.
Pokejedservo
said at 5:46 PM on Tue Oct 19 2010
Kind of unfortunate that the dub of the movie won't have the same cast as the TV series but all things considered its not that surprising. But I will give the dub of the movie a shot though and besides if anything else this will at least most likely guarantee that there will be Trigun VC's in the future.