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Batman talks about Bale’s Batman voice

Posted by LiveFor on September 1, 2009

batmanKevin Conroy is the voice of Batman for many people. If you enjoy Batman: The Animated Series then you know what I am talking about. He is cool as Bruce Wayne (I still think Billy Zane should have been a live action Batman), but as Bats he excels with the self assured, menacing voice. The clip below shows what I am talking about.

As you may well know, Conroy recently got back in the cowl to voice Batman in Batman: Arkham Asylum – an excellent video game that I am currently playing. The plot is written by Paul Dini and Mark Hamill is also back to voice the Joker, so it is very much the gang’s all here for the game.

Conroy recently spoke to Wired about the game and he had some interesing words on Hamill and Heath Ledger’s version of the Joker, but even better he had something to say about Christian Bale’s Batman growl in The Dark Knight.

“Mark is incredible as always,” Conroy said. “There’s no one I’d rather have voicing The Joker.”

“I think Mark created the definitive ‘crazy’ Joker. There’s no question Heath Ledger gave an unbelievable performance in The Dark Knight as a scheming, anarchist Joker. But Mark perfected that fun, insane character.”

“Reuniting the cast and so many people from the animated series made Arkham Asylum such a great experience,” Conroy added. “After working with (the animated series crew) for so many years, you develop a shorthand that allows everything to work really smoothly.”

What did he think of Bale’s voice in The Dark Knight.

“I thought Christian was excellent as Bruce Wayne, but I didn’t understand his choices there. I thought it was over the top and distracted from his scenes as Batman. I’m not sure what they were going for there. But, what do I know?”

When Christian Bale was asked what he thought about Kevin Conroy’s comments he had this to say:
Not really, that’s just the work of Frank Miller and Jim Lee in All Star Batman and Robin.

Good news for Batman fans as Kevin Conroy is also voicing him in the forthcoming Superman / Batman: Public Enemies DVD that is out on 29th September.

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Batman: Arkham Asylum – Paul Dini takes us behind the scenes of the new video game

Posted by LiveFor on July 3, 2009

This new video for the Batman: Arkham Asylum video game features a bunch of new gameplay footage and interviews with the game’s developers, includes some commentary from head writer Paul Dini, who’s made a long career out of scripting Batman’s adventures in both comics and various animated television series

I cannot wait to play it.

It is due out on 25th August on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.

Anyone else looking forward to it?


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Paul Reubens voicing Bat-Mite

Posted by LiveFor on May 29, 2009

MTV have the news that Batman: The Brave and the Bold has an upcoming episode called Legends of the Dark Mite – Batman will face one of the greatest Bat-characters in the history of the Bat-universe: Bat-Mite.

An imp from the 5th Dimension Bat-Mite kidnaps his caped hero bringing Batman back to the imp’s uber-trippy home dimension for a series of surreal adventures through the wackier side of the hero’s history.

The episode was scripted by Lost writer Paul Dini, and features a Bat-Mite voiced by Paul “Pee Wee Herman” Reubens.

Batman-On-Film had these clips and pics along with lots more.

Discuss in the forum or leave a comment below.


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Call Me Mr. J – Fan Film showing the origin of Harley Quinn

Posted by LiveFor on April 14, 2009

Following the events of “The Dark Knight“, the Joker is sentenced to Arkham Asylum where he is placed into the hands of Dr. Harleen Quinzel, a slightly wet behind the ears psychiatrist and current replacement for Dr. Jonathan Crane (The Scarecrow).

Spanning over the course of five individual therapy sessions, the Joker slowly peels off Harleen’s authoritative mask while molding her into an image he sees more fit- Harley Quinn.

Chris Notarile of Blinky Productions made this little piece of fan film loveliness. He also plays the Joker as a Heath Ledger inspired performance.

Harley Quinn was first created for Paul Dini’s Batman: The Animated Series and then made the jump over to the comic book.

Have a watch and be sure to leave your thoughts on it in the comments.

Source: Fan Cinema Today


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