Batman: TAS Actors Reprise Roles in DC Universe Online

Batman: TAS Actors Reprise Roles in DC Universe Online

Before he hangs up the purple suit for the last time, Mark Hamill will be reprising his role as the Joker, and he'll be joined by other Batman: The Animated Series veterans as well as the Man They Call Jayne.

Back in May, we learned that Mark "Luke Skywalker" Hamill would be ending his days as the voice of Batman's iconic nemesis with the upcoming Batman: Arkham Asylum 2. However, he'll be doing one more round as the Joker before he calls it quits: Sony Online has announced that Hamill will be reprising his role as the Clown Prince of Crime for the upcoming DC Universe Online.

Hamill will be joined once again by Kevin Conroy in the role of the Joker's eternal adversary Batman. Conroy previously voiced Batman opposite Hamill's joker in the classic Batman: The Animated Series and, more recently, the critically lauded Batman: Arkham Asylum.

While Hamill and Conroy are the Joker and Batman for every kid who grew up during the 1990s (no offense to Christian Bale and Heath Ledger), they won't be joined by their Superman in DCU. Instead of calling back Tim Daily, SOE has enlisted the vocal work of Adam Baldwin, best known to nerds for his role as tough-guy gun-for-hire Jayne Cobb on Firefly and (to a lesser degree) his role as villain Hamilton on Angel.

So, we may not have the animated Superman, but the Man They Call Jayne is a pretty darn good tradeoff. And if Baldwin will be joined by arguably the most iconic Batman and Joker this side of Adam West, I don't think any of us will have anything to complain about.

(G4TV)

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Is Arleen Sorkin still there as Harley though? That's what the nerds want to hear.

Excuse me for one second.

Ahum...

So, this is good news!

EDIT: Can we have Nathan Fillion as someone as well?

Adam Baldwin? That man is the true hero of Firefly. GTFO, Nathan Fillion, I'll take this sack of man any day.

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THE EPICNESS!!!!

Now I have to play this game. Just have to. Sure the Joker looks more revolting than aver in this, but with Hamill's voice it will be an awesome Joker. And Harley, hehehehe oh sweet Harley...

Are you sure you want jayne...he does backstab people more time them the TF2 spy.

Also, I feel sorry for Kevin conroy, Name one role he did without doing batman. At least Mark gets some new roles now and then. I could be wrong about Conroy roles though.

Oh well, LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED KIDDIES!

Does Baldwin get no notoriety for the show he's currently on, Chuck? It's a pretty funny show and I think it's moderately popular since it's being brought back for a 3rd season last I heard. He's quite good on it (as he was in Firefly).

So Mr.Blandy McGenero Man is going to be the next 'legend', doubt it. Still, I've been playing the City of Heroes trial recently, and while it hasn't done enough to suck me in, it -has- got me into the superhero MMO mindset.

I -really- hope this comes out good, as far as comic book universes go, the DC universe is tops, with a million little details they can expand upon and let us explore.

As for Mr.Conroy, check IMDB, he's got quite a list in both animation and live action, also...MATLOCK:

Captain Pancake:
Adam Baldwin? That man is the true hero of Firefly. GTFO, Nathan Fillion, I'll take this sack of man any day.

Everything Adam Baldwin is in is fucking awesome. Firefly, Chuck, Full Metal Jacket, Mass Effect 2, Serenity etc. Hoping this game will keep the streak going

Sweeeet~ Something to look forward to in temrs of batman! And in DC Universe too...so im happy!

Baldwin was a good Superman in Superman:Doomsday as well.

Not gonna lie, I don't think "superman" when I hear Adam Baldwin talk, awesome as he may be.

-m

jerrrry:
Does Baldwin get no notoriety for the show he's currently on, Chuck? It's a pretty funny show and I think it's moderately popular since it's being brought back for a 3rd season last I heard. He's quite good on it (as he was in Firefly).

Adam Baldwin's performances in existing DC work (he does Superman in Doomsday) are somehow equally less than a blip on the nerd-o-meter. Yes, it makes me sad that Animal Mother had to be 'softened up' for television audiences before he got noticed.

I'll save my "Joss Whedon and JJ Abrams can go coexist in a place of unspeakable horror" rant for later; I'm too damn excited about the potential awesome of a DC MMO that doesn't suck.

John Funk:

While Hamill and Conroy are the Joker and Batman for every kid who grew up during the 1990s (no offense to Christian Bale and Heath Ledger),

I disagree. In regards to the Nolan Batman and Joker, go ahead and sling some offence. One of them is dead, so I don't think you're gonna hurt his feelings, and the other is horrible, HORRIBLE Batman... Bale was at least a passable, yet overly-preachy Bruce Wayne, but I can't take him seriously with that raspy demon voice.

okay first let me say that I thought it meant batman: the abridged series at first. I personally don't mind mostly because I didn't go up with these guys as their respective voices, but it is good to know that at the very least we are getting someone who is used to the role.

Yeah... ive got to say this is a very very good thing. It isnt the first time, because there have been several batman animated incarnations that didnt have conroy/hamill/sorkin doing the voice overs, and honestly, those three embody those personalities better than anyone has.

The new batman STV movie "Batman: Under the red hood" is a perfect example. The voice talent that was used certainly did a passable job... but it sincerely just didnt feel right. The concern is, any of these people (im looking at you hamill) who are lending their voice to DCUO but stating this will be the last time, create an odd problem related to the nature of MMO. If the game gets an expansion, and I figure it likely will, Will they continue to do the voice work for their chars? or is it only related to the Initial release?

Shiny.

The City of Heroes players have been asking for a voice addon pack since its release, Cryptic said it was too expensive. I wonder how much it cost to make DC:UO?

This is good news, but I think I'd rather have Tim Daily as Superman.

Actually, they probably called in Baldwin because he was the voice of Superman in the animated movie, Superman/Doomsday. But I would prefer Tim Daly or even Mark Harmon (did a terrific job in the Crisis on Two Earths Movies) or Kyle MacLachlan (did well despite a poor set of lines and slightly boring characterization in Justice League: New Frontier)

GothmogII:
So Mr.Blandy McGenero Man is going to be the next 'legend', doubt it. Still, I've been playing the City of Heroes trial recently, and while it hasn't done enough to suck me in, it -has- got me into the superhero MMO mindset.

I -really- hope this comes out good, as far as comic book universes go, the DC universe is tops, with a million little details they can expand upon and let us explore.

As for Mr.Conroy, check IMDB, he's got quite a list in both animation and live action, also...MATLOCK:

You back off, you two-bit lawyer! That's Bruce Wayne you're talking to!

I think I might actually compile a cd of Kevin Conroy just speaking and fall asleep to it...

He's got a really soothing voice on the one hand, yet when he plays Batman... what a transformation! :D

I'm delighted he's involved in the project with Mark Hamill- the two make a brilliant combination!

Shame about Tim Dailey, but Mr. Cobb will do nicely.
I vote Wash (Alan Tudyk) for The Riddler!

I thought DC Universe Online looked a bit iffy, but I might check out the game after all.

John Funk:
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Do you know if they are going to pull other voice actors from the DC animated universe? If you need a voice for basically every single major DC character ever, you just need pull all that talent that Bruce Timm has kindly lined up for you.

God I use to love watching the Batman cartoons. It was such a great show and I loved the intro.

While this is awesome news that he will be the Joker in this game, I must admit that I'm upset that we won't get to see him (as the Joker) in many future products.

GothmogII:

After he was out witted, I half expected him to rise up and grab him by his neck and say "Look arse hole... I'm the God-damn Batman".

jerrrry:
Does Baldwin get no notoriety for the show he's currently on, Chuck? It's a pretty funny show and I think it's moderately popular since it's being brought back for a 3rd season last I heard. He's quite good on it (as he was in Firefly).

That's what I know him from. I haven't seen Firefly or Angel, oh and his role on Independance Day.

That is pretty epic, I'm probably gonna buy this game.

Matt_LRR:
Not gonna lie, I don't think "superman" when I hear Adam Baldwin talk, awesome as he may be.

-m

This isn't his first time playing Superman, he voiced him in Superman: Doomsday and that movie was O.K, the voice was actually quite good, he did sound like Superman.

Also he has a history with DC animation (Justice League Unlimited, Zeta Project, Static Shock) and as mentioned, he's relativly big within the internet community, so while he might not be the ideal choice, he's still pretty good.

That and of course YAAAAAAAAAAY mark hamill is doing one last joker voice-over.
I wonder what the guy is doing next?

Fine Job Mark you've done the Joker lineage proud.

 

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