Batman is one of the biggest icons in the world, ever since he first appeared in 1939. Since his first appearance, there have been many movies, TV shows, and comic books, and one thing I've noticed nowadays is that not one of the Batman series has been able to match the awesomeness of Batman: The Animated Series, which I grew up with through DVDs and reruns on TV. If another series is made, this is who I think should voice the characters:
NOTE: This won't show every villain there is. I'm only going to put up the main villains I could think of having the largest roles in another series. Also, please remember this is my opinion. Thank you. :)
"I am vengeance! I am the night! I AM BATMAN!"
Obviously, for the role of the Dark Knight himself, you need a really good voice actor, and I thought up two choices who have proven themselves in giving him the serious, gruff tone and right kind of emotion. They are:
- Kevin Conroy: For those of you who know voice-acting, you pretty much knew this was coming, didn't you? Kevin Conroy is the guy who's been voicing the character for over 20 years, a feat no one can match. He IS the Dark Knight, if you ask me. But he's not the only guy I can think of when it comes to this.
- Bruce Greenwood: If any of you have seen Batman: Under the Red Hood (if you haven't, then get off your butt and go and find this phenomenal movie, because you won't be disappointed) or Young Justice, then you know this guy can pull of the role of Batman. While I love Kevin Conroy more in the role, this guy proves Conroy isn't the only TRUE Batman actor. If Kevin Conroy cannot be casted (which, if another series is made, I hope more for him than Greenwood), then this guy is the next best thing.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Batman?
"So Batman can't help me? Fine. Let's see what Batgirl can do."
Truthfully, Barbara Gordon has always been one of my favorite characters, and every time I think of her, I think of her as Batgirl. For a character like her, you need someone who can sound cute and spunky, while at some points possibly being serious during some situations. I have three choices for this role:
- Tara Strong: This actress already voiced the character in The New Batman Adventures, as well as a few other pieces of Batman-related media. She's my favorite choice for the role, and I noticed on the site Behind the Voice Actors, she is considered the best voice-actress for Batgirl. She has the cockiness and the spunk for the character, most certainly.
- Danielle Judovits: Danielle voiced the character in The Batman, and I thought she did quite well for the role. Some people didn't like her, for some reason, but if you ask me, she was just right for the role, bringing fun to it all as a teenaged version of the character. If they use another version such as that, then I believe they should have Danielle for that.
- Alyson Stoner: Alyson voiced the character in Young Justice, and once more, despite Batgirl only having a major role in a few episodes, she brought something really good to the role. She seemed she could be a caring character, while still being feisty and fierce during the fights against the enemies of Batman and the Justice League. Also, unlike the other actresses (possibly) she used her real voice for the role, which makes the character somewhat more believable.
- Ashley Greene: She did a great job as Oracle in Batman: Arkham Knight, and she even got the chance to voice Batgirl in the DLC. She's probably my second-favorite when it comes to who else could voice Batgirl besides Tara. Just watch the cutscenes with her as Batgirl in the DLC of Arkham Knight, because you won't be disappointed.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Batgirl?
"Packs quite the punch for a toaster on steroids, huh? Need a hand?"
Nightwing is a character most people would love to see in another animated series, from what I've seen. He is a fun character, most certainly, and whenever I think of him, I think of his role bringing some conflict between he, Batman, and Batgirl possibly (unless the show would rather them have a seamless relationship). These are my choices:
- Josh Keaton: This guy has done so many voice roles, and in everyone of them, he reminds me of a character such as Nightwing. From Spider-Man to Spyro the Dragon, Josh can be both serious and fun at the same time. He would most likely be a prime candidate for some, and he definitely is my top choice.
- Scott Porter: This guy voiced Nightwing in Batman: Arkham Knight, and he did a pretty darn good job of it. While I still think Josh Keaton could do better in the role, that doesn't mean I don't think Scott can't be cast for it (that's obvious, of course).
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Nightwing?
Besides Dick Grayson, Tim Drake is the third-most popular Robin, from what I've seen. He's a true kid at heart, and many would agree with me when I say he's probably the most fun sidekick of Batman's...depending on the situation, of course. I would love the series to have a relationship between he and Stephanie Brown.
- Jesse McCartney: I know, some of you might be saying, "Why is this guy here?" But if you've seen Young Justice, then you've heard his voice as Dick Grayson (who, if you've watched it, became both Robin AND Nightwing), and if you ask me, he did real good in the role, better than I would have ever thought, since I usually only think of him as being part of Disney. Robin was my favorite member of the Team in the series, and when he became Nightwing, he was even more awesome. That's why he is my prime candidate.
- Matthew Mercer: This guy voiced him in Batman: Arkham Knight. In that game, Robin was one of the best characters, and Mercer proved he could convey a lot of emotion in the role for a very serious scene/situation, which fits well in the world of Batman.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Robin?
"Spoiler alert: No darn way."
Some of you might be wondering why I put Spoiler in here. I'm a little newer to her, but I've already fallen in love with the character. She already appeared in Young Justice in her civilian clothes, and when I saw her, I really wanted her to appear as Spoiler in the third season (what a shame that didn't happen). So I decided to put her here. If she was put into a new series, then I would love for there to be a romance between she and Tim, a rivalry between she and her father, and a father-daughter relationship between she and Batman, like the comics.
- Mae Whitman: In all honesty, Mae is the only actress I could ever think of voicing Stephanie. She already voiced Stephanie in that one episode of Young Justice, so she technically already has voiced the character. When I think of Stephanie in an animated series, I can only hear Mae's voice. If you don't know who she is, she's voiced Katara in Avatar: The Last Airbender, Cynder in The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night, and Wonder Girl and Stephanie herself in Young Justice. For a role like Steph, she's perfect.
- Danica McKellar: In the case of Mae not being casted, Danica would be my second choice. She already voiced Ms. Martian in Young Justice, and that was a role where she proved she could be both loving, compassionate, and caring, while at times being fierce and angry, something that fits Stephanie's character quite well.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Spoiler?
"Why do we fall sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up."
Now we move on to the faithful butler. Alfred is one of my favorite characters, with his best live-action actor being Michael Caine and my favorite voice-actor for him being Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.. An actor for Alfred has to have a British accent (although there have been times when the actor voicing Alfred has been able to pull of the accent without trouble despite being American). These are my choices:
- Robin Atkin Downes: This won't be the first time I use this actor on this list. He did pretty well as Alfred in Justice League: Doom, I thought, and so he would be a prime candidate, if you ask me.
- Michael Jackson: No, the King of Pop was not resurrected (insert sad face here). This is a voice actor who voiced Alfred in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Two. I thought he did pretty well in the role, giving Batman good advice throughout and conveying the right emotion at the end. That is what is needed for Alfred, and he did it in all the right ways.
- David McCallum: This guy has done pretty well as Alfred in the animated films Batman: Gotham Knight, Son of Batman, and Batman Vs. Robin, and I thought he did pretty well, being able to impersonate Michael Caine with only a slight difference in the voice. He would be an ideal candidate.
- Alistair Duncan: This guy had the charm of Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.'s Alfred, as well as the hilarious moments. He deserves to be on this list. He is known for voicing the character in the animated series, The Batman and its animated movie, The Batman Vs. Dracula. This one is my personal favorite.
- Jeff Bennett: Jeff has been known to fake a voice in most of his roles, and the first time I remember hearing his voice and knowing it was him was in the phenomenal video game The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning as the Ice Dragon Guardian Cyril which was his biggest role in the amazing trilogy (his character had a much smaller role in the next two games, and his other roles were only minor characters). He also already voiced the character in one episode of Young Justice and in the animated movie Batman: Year One, where I thought he did pretty well in his smaller roles.
- Martin Jarvis: If you've played the Batman: Arkham games (who hasn't?), then you've heard this guy as Alfred, most certainly. He'd probably be my second-favorite for the role, if you ask me. He proved he could be emotional and strict towards Batman, as well as give some great advice to the main characters.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Alfred?
"As I was saying, I'm a woman and can't be taken for granted. Life's a [jerk], now so am I."
A character you cannot go without in the world of Batman. In all honesty, I was surprised Young Justice was able to not have an episode that had her at least once, even in a cameo. Not only do you need an actress who can pull off a sultry voice, you need one who can pull off real good chemistry with whoever is cast as Batman.
- Grey DeLisle: A fan-favorite, I'm sure. Her role as the character in the Batman: Arkham series is one most people I've asked have loved. She definitely pulled off the sultry tone and the chemistry with Kevin Conroy. She's my top choice.
- Laura Bailey: On the Behind the Voice Actors site, Laura Bailey was loved by many as Catwoman in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. She nearly overtook Grey DeLisle in the votes for the top spot, even, which if you ask me, is saying something. But she did pretty well, I will admit, and that's why she's another choice.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Catwoman?
"Behind all the sturm and Bat-o-rangs, you're just a little boy in a playsuit, crying for Mommy and Daddy! It'd be funny if it weren't so pathetic! Oh what the heck, I'll laugh anyway! HAHAHAHAHA!"
"Come here. Hey! Look at me. So I had a wife. She was beautiful, like you. Who tells me I worry too much. Who tells me I ought to smile more. Who gambles and gets in deep with the sharks. One day, they carve her face. And we have no money for surgeries. She can't take it. I just want to see her smile again. I just want her to know that I don't care about the scars. So... I stick a razor in my mouth and do this...to myself. And you know what? She can't stand the sight of me! She leaves. Now I see the funny side. Now I'm always smiling!"
I was real happy to be able to get here. The Joker is my favorite fictional villain ever, and there are only a few people I could ever think of voicing the Clown Prince of Crime in another animated series.
- Mark Hamill: I think this one is all too obvious. Mark Hamill is my favorite Joker, and he's been voicing the character for over 20 years. He retired the role in 2012, I know, but he returned to the role for Batman: Arkham Knight and will be returning for the animated adaptation of The Killing Joke in 2016. I'm not saying he would return for the role, because I don't know if he plans to go back into retirement of the character after The Killing Joke, but I would really love it if I ever got the chance to hear him as the Joker again in another animated series.
- Troy Baker: This guy can definitely voice the Joker. He voiced him in Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Assault on Arkham, taking over from Mark Hamill and doing a darn fine job of it. He is my second-favorite when it comes to the Joker's voice-actors, and if Mark Hamill didn't return, I think Troy Baker would do quite fine.
- Richard Epcar: He voiced the Joker in the video games Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe and Injustice: Gods Among Us, and although he wasn't exactly a favorite of mine, he did a pretty good job in the role, nonetheless. He would be my last resort, truthfully, but that doesn't mean he wouldn't be cast possibly.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of The Joker?
"And at the end of fear...oblivion."
"As I tear your mind apart, Gotham will watch. I will cut that mask from your face, and the whole world will see the fear in your eyes. Then they too will understand. There is no savior. No more hope. No more Batman."
Scarecrow is my second-favorite villain when it comes to Batman's rogues gallery. Don't ask me why, because there are times when I'm not even completely sure. I even made him the main antagonist of my Justice League fanfic, Justice League: New Blood. But let's put that aside. He's one of Batman's greatest enemies, and there are times in some series where I think the creators really just undermine him. He deserves more, if you ask me, as well as a great voice actor.
- John Noble: This guy is best-known for his roles as Walter Bishop on Fringe and King Denethor in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, but he also voiced Scarecrow in Batman: Arkham Knight, and alongside Kevin Conroy, Jonathan Banks, and Mark Hamill, he had one of the best voice roles in the whole game. That's why I think he can do it again.
- Dino Andrade: This guy voiced the character in Batman: Arkham Asylum, and while I prefer John Noble more, this guy pulled it off seemingly without trouble. His high-pitched voice struck fear into the hearts of many players, and then there were the nightmares, which would make him even more terrifying. He'd be second choice.
- Dee Bradley Baker: Despite it being a small role, he voiced the character in an episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, where he did quite well for himself. If they only went for a voice-actor. There's not much else I can say about him in the role, he's just one of the candidates I think could do pretty well.
- Robin Atkin Downes: This guy has done a lot of good voice-acting. He was the Abomination in Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, where he used his real British accent for the role. One voice actor of Scarecrow's, Henry Polic II, used a British accent for the role of the character, and so I think this guy could do pretty well, especially when compared to his other roles, such as Mumm-Ra in Thundercats, the Court of Owls Grandmaster in Batman Vs. Robin, and Baron Zemo in Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
- Jeffrey Combs: He's already voiced the character in The New Batman Adventures, and his voice was quite creepy, even in the few minutes of the one episode he was in. He also voiced The Leader in Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Scarecrow?
The Red Hood/Jason Todd:
"I'm not talking about killing Penguin or Scarecrow or Dent. I'm talking about HIM, just him. And doing it because...because he took me away from you."
Remember how I said earlier that Tim Drake was the third-most popular Robin? You probably wondered who the second was. And this is who it was. The Robin who the Joker murdered in cold blood, was resurrected by Ra's al Ghul, and then returned to Gotham with a vendetta. If you ask me, if another animated series is created, this guy needs to be put in it. These are the best choices for his voice-actor:
- Jensen Ackles: This is definitely the main guy I could think of voicing Jason. He already superbly voiced the character in the animated movie Batman: Under the Red Hood, and since he was the first actor I ever heard voice the character, he's the main person I hear when reading any of the Red Hood's lines in the comics.
- Troy Baker: He voiced the character in Batman: Arkham Knight, and I feel that if Jensen is busy with Supernatural, this guy could most certainly take over and own the role at the same time.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Jason?
Harley Quinn/Harleen Quinzel:
Now we come to the woman who refers to the Joker lovingly as "puddin'." She is a character who you cannot go without loving, and I've thought up three good choices for the role:
- Arleen Sorkin: The original voice-actor for the character, and my personal favorite. I still am not sure why she left the role, leaving Tara Strong to take over in Arkham City and beyond, but I hope that she does return sooner or later, because I most certainly miss her in the role. She is my top pick for Harley.
- Hynden Walch: She is a very good replacement for Arleen, having voiced her in The Batman and Batman: Assault On Arkham. She is my second choice for the role, and though she does not sound as perfect as Arleen once did, but she's good enough.
- Tara Strong: In my opinion, she'd be my last resort. I loved Tara in the role in Arkham City, Arkham Origins, and Arkham Knight, but she could have been so much better. I think she's better for Batgirl than I do for Harley, in all honesty.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Harley?
Poison Ivy/Pamela Isely:
"Nature always wins."
The plant-loving femme fatale known as Poison Ivy. She is one of my favorite villains in the franchise, though I hated Uma Thurman's portrayal in Batman and Robin (who didn't?). Like Catwoman, you need an actress with a sultry sort of tone. There are only a few who can pull that off, and these are them:
- Tasia Valenza: Tasia is my favorite. She voiced the character in the Batman: Arkham series, and she did a darn good job of it. She sounded sultry, she could be angry when she wanted to be, and she was able to be scared at the same time during one of the biggest scenes in Batman: Arkham Knight. She played with the players' emotions at the very end of it all, and I fell in love with her by the end of the game. Tasia is my top choice for the role.
- Alyssa Milano: Alyssa Milano is a good choice for the role. She's proven herself to be a heartthrob before, and she can be sexy and sultry at will. Some of you might remember that she voiced the character in Young Justice, where the character was robbed of what could have been a pretty good version of the character, which is one of the few complaints I have about Young Justice. But if she was given a second chance, I'm sure she could do well.
- Vanessa Marshall: Vanessa can definitely voice characters with sultry tones, such as Black Canary in Young Justice and Wonder Woman in Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths and Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. She would be my second choice for the role, since I believe she could do better than Alyssa and even rival Tasia.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Poison Ivy?
"Still nothing? That's just perfect, Batman...because you see...that's the whole darn point. The beauty of it all. You never did consider every option, did you? When all you needed to do from the beginning...was just follow the clues."
If you wonder why I put Cluemaster here, remember that I also put Spoiler up above. Look at the names, and if you see the similarities, then here's why, in case you don't know and want an explanation (this comes from the Batman: Eternal series in the New 52 canon): Arthur Brown was the third-rate villain known as Cluemaster. One day his daughter Stephanie entered their home and found him conversing with a group of other third-rate villains, such as Lock-Up and Ratcatcher. After these events, she attempted to reveal who her father was to the world, as well as to reveal all his plans. She became the hero known as Spoiler to stop him, setting up the later events of the comic (if you haven't read Batman: Eternal yet, please do, it's really good). For a character like Cluemaster, you need someone who can be cold and calculating, and also a little creepy at the same time.
- Fred Tatasciore: Known best as the Hulk in most animated Marvel series nowadays, as well as Bane in the Batman: Arkham series. He has proven himself to be able to pull off an angry villain (Bane) and a creepy one (Killer Croc in Son of Batman). Cluemaster had a mix of both during the Eternal series, and that is why Tatasciore is tied with my second choice for the role.
- Steven Blum: This guy can do a whole multitude of voices. He voiced Killer Croc in the Batman: Arkham games, and is best-known for providing the voice of Wolverine in most X-Men animated series since 2010 or so. The cold and calculating portion comes from his role as Green Goblin in The Spectacular Spider-Man. He is actually tied with Fred for the top choice.
- Nolan North: Nolan is best-known for being the main voice for Deadpool (with the exception of Ultimate Spider-Man, where he was voiced by Will Friedle), The Penguin in the Batman: Arkham series, Doctor N. Gin in the Crash Bandicoot series, and Nathan Drake in Uncharted, he can pull off a creepy role, with Penguin and N. Gin being a prime example of that. He would be my second choice for the role.
- Clancy Brown: This guy is just plain awesome. He is known for voicing cold and calculating villains (Mr. Freeze and Lex Luthor, respectively). The only thing holding me back from having him as my number one choice is the fact he isn't very creepy in many of his roles (Mr. Krabs is just plain insane, if you ask me). But he could still be perfect for the role if they gave him the right script.
- Ron Perlman: This guy is known for roles like this, including Slade/Deathstroke on Teen Titans. He is a great actor, and I believe he and Mae Whitman (my main choice for Stephanie) would have a great amount of chemistry as father and daughter. He is definitely a top choice.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Cluemaster?
The Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot:
The Penguin is one of the biggest mobsters in all of the world of Batman, as well as one of Batman's greatest foes. A character like this needs someone to be very creepy, and fortunately, the two choices I have are people who are already known for playing the character as creepy as they could, proving themselves in the process.
- Nolan North: He's already voiced him in the Batman: Arkham series and Batman: Assault On Arkham. He has proven he can portray Penguin without trouble, and be creepy at the same time. He would be my top choice for the role.
- Tom Kenny: Yes, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants. He voiced a different version of the character in The Batman, and I thought he did pretty well there. He was definitely creepy, especially with the laugh he was able to produce. Though Nolan is my top choice, Kenny would be a very close second.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of The Penguin?
The Riddler/Edward Nygma:
"Riddle me this...riddle me that...tell me: Who's afraid of the big, black Bat?"
One of my favorite Batman rogues. He is known for leaving riddles behind at the scene, and as a result, you must have an actor who can pull off the quirkiness of the character, while also sounding smart and crazy at times.
- Wally Wingert: The voice of the Riddler in the Batman: Arkham games. He is amazing in the role, and whenever I heard him come on, I was very happy, because he was one of my favorite actors in the games. He is my top choice for the role.
- Matthew Gray Gubler: The voice of the character in Batman: Assault On Arkham. As a replacement of sorts for Wingert, he did a darn good job impersonating him, and he had a lot of sass in his voice throughout, especially when talking to Amanda Waller in the beginning. He would be my second choice
- Cory Michael Smith: Though he has not voiced the character ever, he has portrayed the character on Gotham, and he did an amazing job of acting as a different sort of person with normal intentions at the beginning, all the way to becoming a psychopath at the very end of the first season. That's what makes him a good choice for the role.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of The Riddler?
"I was wondering what would break first. Your spirit, or your body."
The only villain to have ever broken the Batman. He was one of Batman's greatest foes when he was first introduce in 1993, and he is one of my favorites, with my favorite version of the character being Tom Hardy's portrayal in The Dark Knight Rises. Though that Bane had a British accent, I think any Bane that appears in an animated series needs a Spanish accent.
- Danny Trejo: He voiced the character in Young Justice, and though he is an older actor, he could still voice the character with ease. He is not my prime choice for the role, however.
- JB Blanc: JB Blanc voiced the character in Batman: Arkham Origins, and besides Tom Hardy's version, he is my favorite. He portrayed the Bane we deserved after Hardy's phenomenal performance, and he gave a whole new depth to the character. He is my top pic for the role.
What do you think? Who is best suited for the role of Bane?
"A toy collar won't stop me from killing you, Batman. I'll rip you apart, eat your bones..."
Whenever I think of this character, I think of how he helped Scarecrow to become the great villain he was in Batman: Arkham Knight. After disfiguring the villain, he caused Scarecrow to become even more insane than he already was, blaming Batman for not rescuing him from Croc. If they made a storyline similar to Arkham Asylum or Arkham Knight, I would love for them to put that in there.
- Steven Blum: Voiced the character in all the Arkham games with the exception of Origins. He is my prime choice for the role, bringing the right amount of animalistic attributes to the role, and adding a creep-factor in some parts as a result.
- Fred Tatasciore: Voiced the character in Son of Batman, and though he was not as good as Blum, he still conveyed the right emotion throughout, being as creepy as he was supposed to be, which is vital, if you ask me. His voice seemed to struggle at times, however, which was my only problem with his portrayal.
- Khary Payton: He voiced a younger version of the character in Batman: Arkham Origins, and he did a pretty good job in the smaller role despite not having as much time as he could have.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Killer Croc?
"You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain."
The literal two-faced thug. Before becoming Two-Face, he was a DA trying to rid Gotham of crime, and sadly, he was horribly disfigured and became the multi-personality psychopath known as Two-Face. He is a favorite of mine (especially with Aaron Eckhart's portrayal in The Dark Knight. For a voice like his, the actor must pull of a gruff and growling tone, and there are no exceptions to that.
- Troy Baker: An obvious choice for the role, if you've played the Batman: Arkham games. He was amazing in the role, and I couldn't have asked for anyone better than he to be the actor in the role. That is why he is my top choice for the role.
- Wade Williams: Wade had a small, yet important role in the animated Batman: The Dark Knight Returns--Part One as Two-Face, and he did a great job portraying the two sides of the character, and the insanity of the character as a result of it all, which is why he would be a great second choice.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Two-Face?
Ra's al Ghul:
"You traveled the world... Now you must journey inwards... to what you really fear...it's inside you...there is no turning back. Your parents' death was not your fault. Your training is nothing. The will is everything. If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, you become something else entirely. Are you ready to begin?"
The Demon's Head. He is one of Batman's greatest foes, nearly knowing his every single move, and his secret identity. He would definitely be a challenge for Batman, though there are times where he has taken pity upon the Dark Knight, such as when he felt remorse for his role in the death of Jason Todd, the second Robin, and resurrected him. He can be angry towards "the Detective" due to his daughter's interest in Batman, which led to a romance between them (and even a son).
- Oded Fehr: Oded is known for voicing the character in Young Justice, where he gave the character a Middle-Eastern accent and background, and then created one of the best interpretations of the character I've ever seen. He deserves the top pick, if you ask me.
- Dee Bradley Baker: He voiced the character in Batman: Arkham City, and he did a great job, though he could have done better, if you ask me. He gave the character a strange sort of accent that I can't even explain, though I believe it might have been a Middle-Eastern accent, or at least an attempt at one. He is my second choice.
- Jason Isaacs: I usually think of David Warner's voice whenever I read the character's lines in a comic, as well as Liam Neeson's portrayal in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises. Jason Isaacs, best-known for portraying the main antagonist, William Tavington, in The Patriot and Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise, had a small role as the character in Batman: Under the Red Hood, and despite the small role, he conveyed the right amount of emotion throughout, and since he seems to have become a voice-actor, it would be easier to cast him now.
What do you think? Who would be best-suited for the role of Ra's al Ghul?
Talia al Ghul:
"You see, it’s the slow knife, the knife that takes its time, the knife that waits years without forgetting, then slips quietly between bones. That’s the knife that cuts the deepest.”
The Demon's daughter. Along with Catwoman, she is one of Batman's true femme fatales, even having a child, of which Batman was responsible for. She needs an actress who can sound sexy, though still serious at the same time. Fortunately, I have two choices that could easily pull the role off.
- Stana Katic: Best known for her role as Kate Beckett in Castle, this actress voiced the character in Batman: Arkham City, and she is my prime choice, partially because I fell in love with the character in the game, and because she did so well with the conveying of emotion and the correct tone throughout.
- Morena Baccarin: She voiced the character in Son of Batman, and even before the movie, she proved she could be sultry and emotional, with her role as Black Canary in Justice League Unlimited. She is a very close second in the role, but she is beaten by Stana just a small amount.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Talia?
Commissioner James Gordon:
"Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight."
And last but not least, we have Commissioner Gordon, the most-trusted ally of Batman (usually) and Barbara/Batgirl's father. In most incarnations, he seems to know she is Batgirl, but he never tells her, and that is something I would like them to bring into a new animated series, if they ever make one.
- Jonathan Banks: This guy voiced the character in Batman: Arkham Knight, and he did a darn fine job in the role. You've also seen him in Breaking Bad, I'm sure, as Mike Ehrmantraut. He is my number one choice for the role of Gordon.
- Corey Burton: He voiced the character one time in Young Justice, and it's not just because of that that I want him to possibly take over the role. He is a great choice, especially if you listen to him in any of his other roles.
- David Selby: This guy voiced the character in the adaptations of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, and he did well with voicing an older James Gordon, which leads to me wanting him for the role if the other two aren't available.
- Honorable Mention: Bryan Cranston: Mostly because he did so good in the role in Batman: Year One. But since he works mostly on movies nowadays, I don't know if he would accept it for a TV show like this.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Gordon?
Well, that's the end of my second post. I hoped you liked it, people! Have a nice day, and God bless! Oh, and don't forget to smile! :D