DC Animation ‘Batman: Caped Crusader’: Animated Series From Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, Matt Reeves Greenlit

The voice itself is great imo. It has body, control, and strong enunciation. It sounds gruff without being gravelly.

The accent sounds urban? Which is an inspired choice.

I think what makes him sound a little odd here has more to do with the stilted delivery and upward inflections where I’d expect the opposite.

But I’m excited to see what he does with it! I’m glad it’s something new and distinctive.
 

See character descriptions below.

Batman: A cold, remorseless avenger of evil, seemingly more machine than man. Forged in the fire of tragedy, every fiber of his being is dedicated to the eradication of crime.

Bruce Wayne: To the public at large, Bruce Wayne is a shallow dilettante, apparently wasting his parents’ vast fortune on frivolous pursuits and hedonistic pleasures. In fact, he’s an elaborate facade, carefully constructed to divert attention from his activities as Batman.

Selina Kyle/Catwoman: Selena Kyle is a blithe and pampered heiress whose family lost their fortune after her father was imprisoned for embezzlement. Despite having the silver spoon yanked from her mouth, Selina refuses to quit living in the lap of luxury and becomes Catwoman as a “fun” way to maintain her lavish lifestyle.

Dr. Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn Despite a personable and bubbly demeanor, Dr. Harleen Quinzel is a brilliant psychiatrist who treats some of Gotham’s elite. However, as Harley Quinn, she is a different person, entirely. A creepy, quiet, calculating menace who secretly dispenses her twisted justice to the truly despicable among her elite clientele.

Harvey Dent/Two-Face: Talented, great-looking, and charismatic, D.A. Harvey Dent is also ruthlessly ambitious, arrogant, short-tempered and a dangerous person to cross. After a vengeful criminal disfigures half his face with acid, the two sides of his nature are separated… and exaggerated. The scarred half of his face comes to represent his compassion, sorrow and decency, while the handsome half now represents his rage and sense of entitlement.
 
I'm excited to get the cast list and I am absolutely rooting for Hamish Linklater (an actor I had never heard of before and has never done animation before).

However (and I hate to say this)... the line readings were rough in that teaser. He sounds like he is in pain and struggling to get some of the words out.

I'm hoping it will all sound more natural and relaxed when delivering actual dialogue from the show, but right now, it sounds like a strained mix of Benjamin McKenzie and H. Jon Benjamin. Not really feeling it just yet.
 
In the narration, his voice just sounds a little shaky in the beginning. It does feel a bit Conroy-lite, which is fine. I wish we got a trailer showing off some animation/dialogue from some episodes. The still shots look pretty fantastic though! Still very excited for this one!
 
Idk how to post that stuff here, but Linklater’s got a nice little Conroy tribute on his Instagram stories.
 
So... Huh...

It's a bit of an headscratcher to me to make a teaser for animation stuff, a month before release, that essentially shows... names on the screen?
And it’s definitely a choice to give us our first hearing of the main character's voice... reading these names? :hmm:

Anyway, I didn't knew Hamish Linklater before and I think he sounds okay.
It kind of feels like listening to an old man at some points, but I'm not going to make any final judgements just yet.
I mean, enunciating names isn't exactly the kind of material that makes your acting shine, so... 😅

Very strange teasing choice, but all in all I'm happy to finally see some movement!
And I'm pretty sure we'll be seeing a more classic trailer in the next couple of weeks.

Hyped! :btf:
 
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Call me a hater but I absolutely detest it! Sounds like someone with a weak voice trying to sound intimidating. He’s like a cross between Ben Mackenzie (who was also a terrible Batman) and the original Honest Trailer narrator from like 13 years ago… so now I’m curious to hear his Bruce since that seems to have won him the job.

In a word where you have

Bruce Greenwood
Roger Craig Smith
Jason O'Mara
Rino Romano

Makes no sense to go with someone so clearly miscast. I’ll have to see more but so far I’m unimpressed. Everyone I’ve showed it to shares the same sentiment.
 
Call me a hater but I absolutely detest it! Sounds like someone with a weak voice trying to sound intimidating. He’s like a cross between Ben Mackenzie (who was also a terrible Batman) and the original Honest Trailer narrator from like 13 years ago… so now I’m curious to hear his Bruce since that seems to have won him the job.

In a word where you have

Bruce Greenwood
Roger Craig Smith
Jason O'Mara
Rino Romano

Makes no sense to go with someone so clearly miscast. I’ll have to see more but so far I’m unimpressed. Everyone I’ve showed it to shares the same sentiment.
Did you sign up here just to be salty about this? 😆 🤣 😂
 
People who haven't heard of him before on here seriously need to watch Midnight Mass.
Or Legion.

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Call me a hater but I absolutely detest it! Sounds like someone with a weak voice trying to sound intimidating. He’s like a cross between Ben Mackenzie (who was also a terrible Batman) and the original Honest Trailer narrator from like 13 years ago… so now I’m curious to hear his Bruce since that seems to have won him the job.

In a word where you have

Bruce Greenwood
Roger Craig Smith
Jason O'Mara
Rino Romano

Makes no sense to go with someone so clearly miscast. I’ll have to see more but so far I’m unimpressed. Everyone I’ve showed it to shares the same sentiment.

It’s a new era with a new interpretation to the Dark Knight. Time will tell if this will be successful or a miss like Beware The Batman was unfortunately.
 
Did you sign up here just to be salty about this? 😆 🤣 😂
Not salty at all, just stating what I don’t like. I know criticism on these forums is discouraged these days in exchange for what seems to be one big echo chamber but if I like something, I like it and if I don’t then I don’t.
 
Not salty at all, just stating what I don’t like. I know criticism on these forums is discouraged these days in exchange for what seems to be one big echo chamber but if I like something, I like it and if I don’t then I don’t.
So that's a "yes" then.
 
Not salty at all, just stating what I don’t like. I know criticism on these forums is discouraged these days in exchange for what seems to be one big echo chamber but if I like something, I like it and if I don’t then I don’t.
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