Hamish Linklater Confirmed As Batman Voice For Caped Crusader Series


by Jordan King |
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He is vengeance! He is the night! He is Batman! And he is about to be voiced by Hamish Linklater. Yes folks, the Midnight Mass star is swapping the cloth for the cowl and playing a vampire for being the bat in Prime Video’s upcoming animated series Batman: Caped Crusader. Confirmation of Linklater’s casting as the Dark Knight (and some guy called Bruce Wayne— what's his deal?) came via a new featurette for Batman: The Animated Series' hotly anticipated spiritual successor that dropped earlier today. Check out the voice cast reveal for the show below;

As you can see — and hear — a star-filled cast has been assembled for the new Batman series, which hails from the powerhouse creative trio of JJ Abrams, The Batman director Matt Reeves, and OG Batman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond co-creator Bruce Timm. Joining Linklater — who here sounds more than up to the unenviable task of following in the footsteps of late, great Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy — are Christina Ricci as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Jamie Chung as Harley Quinn, and Diedrich Bader as Harvey Dent/Two Face. The rest of the impressive ensemble in the booth for this noir inflected take on the World's Greatest Detective include Mckenna Grace, Reid Scott, Dane Donohue, Gary Anthony Williams, Jason Watkins, John Dimaggio, Krystal Joy Brown, Michelle C. Bonilla, Eric Morgan Stuart, Tom Kenny, and Minnie Driver. Holy stacked voice cast, Batman!

After being given the chop by HBO Max, Abrams, Reeeves, and Timm's mature take on the Batman mythos has landed a two-season deal with Prime Video. Here's the series' official logline: "Welcome to Gotham City, where the corrupt outnumber the good, criminals run rampant and law-abiding citizens live in a constant state of fear. Forged in the fire of tragedy, wealthy socialite Bruce Wayne becomes something both more and less than human — the BATMAN. His one-man crusade for justice attracts unexpected allies within the GCPD and City Hall, but his heroic actions spawn deadly, unforeseen ramifications."

With the first trailer for The Batman spin-off series The Penguin dropping yesterday, Todd Phillips' Joker: Folie À Deux just months away, James Gunn's *ahem* Brave and Bold new take on the caped crusader coming soon, and The Batman Part II still looming on the horizon, it's a great time to be a Bat-fan. And we don't have long left to wait for Batman: Caped Crusader either. The 10 episode first season of the show will be throwing up its Bat-signal on Prime Video on 1 August.

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