Batman: Year One Voice Actors
April 21, 2011
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Everyone tells me I need to read Batman: Year One and at some point I will get to it. It’s on my list of comics to read, it’s just a really long list right now. If you’re unfamiliar with the story written by Frank Miller here’s a little background:
A young Bruce Wayne spent his adolescence and early adulthood traveling the world so he could hone his body and mind into the perfect fighting and investigative machine. But now as he returns to Gotham City, he must find a way to focus his passion and bring justice to his city.
Retracing Batman’s first attempts to fight injustice as a costumed vigilante, we watch as he chooses the guise of a giant bat, creates an early bond with a young Lieutenant James Gordon, inadvertently plays a role in the birth of Catwoman, and helps to bring down a corrupt political system that infests Gotham.
DC has been making some great direct-to-DVD animated movies for a while now. I was a big fan of the Green Lantern movie that came out a couple of years back. The really cool thing is that DC is able to bring in some fairly big stars to voice iconic comic characters. Nearly every time, the big name actor knocks it out of the park too.
The voice cast for Batman: Year One was recently announced and wow did they get some big name folks on board. Take a look at the current casting choices:
- Ben McKenzie of Southland as Bruce Wayne/Batman
- Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad as Jim Gordon
- Eliza Dushku of Dollhouse/Buffy as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
- Katee Sackhoff of BSG as Detective Sarah Essen
Those are some solid choices, and I’m sure there’s a lot fanboys drooling over the thought of Eliza Dushku as Catwoman. At the very least you bring some serious nerd cred to the table with Dushku and Sackhoff on board.
When you combine the source material and the actors that have been brought on board this is definitely another DC Animated Movie that I will be checking out.