It’s been fairly the final 12 months for Elvis Presley followers with not solely the forty fifth anniversary of his premature demise at simply 42, but in addition the discharge of Baz Luhrmann’s big-screen biopic. Elvis star Austin Butler even went on to win the Golden Globe and BAFTA for his starring position and now it’s Matthew McConaughey’s flip as The King. He’s voicing the singer within the new animated Netflix present Agent Elvis, which begins streaming from tomorrow.
The tongue-in-cheek Netflix present from the creators of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is impressed by The King’s love of legislation enforcement and want to be one thing of an agent, having collected varied honorary police badges over time.
When he met President Richard Nixon on the White Home in 1970, the singer even requested a federal agent badge from the Bureau of Narcotics and Harmful Medication. Extremely this was organized and the star was ecstatic.
A synopsis for Agent Elvis reads: “Elvis trades in his jumpsuit for a jetpack when he joins a secret authorities spy program to assist battle the darkish forces that threaten the nation.”
The King’s ex-wife Priscilla Presley, who he had the late Lisa Marie Presley with, is an govt producer on the brand new Netflix cartoon and even voices herself in it. Nonetheless, she ended up clashing with the inventive crew over the mission.
Talking at Elvis Week 2021, the 77-year-old confessed: “I learn the scripts. I fear concerning the scripts as a result of it’s an grownup animation. So that you’re leaving it to Sony and Netflix as a result of that’s who has it. Typically the script is available in and I’m going, ‘God, Elvis by no means would say that!’” She then gave an instance the place Elvis is assembly with a Commander of a spy company through the Sixties, eager to be made an agent.
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Priscilla mentioned: “[The Commander’s] assistant is actually powerful and she or he’s saying issues to Elvis like, ‘Get it your self!’ Oh my god, he would by no means have any lady or anybody simply say, ‘Get it your self’.” So Elvis’ ex-wife went to the Agent Elvis creators and requested them to chop the traces out.
She added: “I mentioned, ‘You may’t put that in there!’ So it’s me making an attempt to alter every little thing that Elvis wouldn’t do. However they mentioned, ‘Come on, give us some slack.’ And I’m going, ‘I’ll quit on this however you’ve bought to take this out.’ They’d this half the place she says, ‘Yeah, you and that black hair in your head’ or one thing like that. I’m going, ‘Don’t make enjoyable of his hair! His hair is actually cool! That is so not okay with me!’” A while has handed since she mentioned all this so perhaps her modifications have been applied; one thing followers can discover out from tomorrow.