GMA 7 unveiled the first three actors of the much-anticipated live-action adaptation of Voltes V on Monday, February 8 during the telecast of the news program 24 Oras.
Singer-actor Matt Lozano will portray the Big Bert, the second eldest of the Armstrong brothers and child actor Raphael Landicho will play the youngest of the brothers, Little Jon.
Meanwhile, portraying the role of Mark Gordon is StarStruck season 7 avenger Radson Flores.
Other cast members, including actors who will portray Steve Armstrong, Jamie Robinsons and the Boazanian Empire will be announced this week.
The network has yet to announced the release date of the live-action series.
Last January, a minute-long teaser which features the “Boazanian Invasion” was released.
Voltes V is a Japanese anime series produced by Toei and Nippon Sunrise. It revolves around five human pilots of the titular giant robot, which is humanity’s last life of defense against an armada of horned humanoid aliens known as Boazanians.
The series first aired in the Philippines on GMA 7 on 1978. In 1999, GMA 7 re-aired the Filipino dubbed edition of the show.