Published 09:42 21 Jun 2024 GMT+1

One of the most iconic characters in all forms of entertainment is Batman and it makes sense that this character would be played by an actor that could live up to that standard, and with that in mind, a new voice of The Caped Crusader has been announced.

There have been many iconic actors that have donned the cowl such as Adam West, Michael Keaton, and Christian Bale, to name a few. However, arguably the greatest of which is the late, great Kevin Conroy who was the voice of Batman in the 90s animated series, as well as Rocksteady’s Arkham franchise, and much more.

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Naturally, whoever comes in to attempt to fill that Kevin Conroy void has massive shoes to fill, though we believe that will never be achieved. Yet, later this year, DC is bringing us the new animated series, Batman: Caped Crusader to Amazon’s Prime Video and not only has the new voice of Bruce Wayne been revealed but so too have Harley Quinn, Catwomen and Two-Face.

As reported by Vanity Fair, the voice of Batman in this upcoming animated series is Hamish Linklater, who you may know as Father Paul, the priest from the Netflix show, Midnight Mass.

“I never in a million bajillion years imagined that I would actually get the part. Not only had I never been cast to do voiceover work before this, but also—it’s Batman! You don’t go from zero to Mount Olympus,” Linklater told Vanity Fair. “Then I got the call and I screamed so loud. I just ran and grabbed my kids and was just like, ‘Dad’s Batman!’”

As for the role of Selina Kyle aka Catwoman, the privilege has been handed to Cristina Ricci (a brilliant choice by the way) who has starred in productions such as the Netflix show Wednesday, the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and perhaps more notably, as Wednesday Adams in Addams Family Values.

As for the other half of the Joker, Jamie Chung will be the voice of Dr. Harleen Quinzel aka Harley Quinn. Jamie Chung has had previous DC experience playing the role of Valarie Vale in the TV show, Gotham.

Finally, as per Vanity Fair, Diedrich Bader (Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Napoleon Dynamite) will play Gotham City district attorney Harvey Dent aka Two-Face. Batman: Caped Crusader will launch on Prime Video this year on 1 August.

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Topics: Batman, Amazon, DC, DC Comics, Anime, TV And Film, Comics

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