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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2010, 05:46:57 AM »
Arkham Asylum 2 is "really, really dark"

Kevin Conroy, the man who Batman's voice belongs to, has revealed that Arkham Asylum 2 will be "really, really dark".

He said the game's tone will be reminiscent of moody animated film Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker. "It involves a lot of the villains and goes to that area - it's that dark," said Conroy, speaking at last weekend's Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (attended by Comic Book Resources via IGN).

Conroy was hoodwinked by a member of the audience into revealing Two-Face as a villain in Arkham Asylum 2. He paused briefly upon realising his mistake and added, "There's a very complicated cast; a lot of villains are in it. I'll just leave it at that!"

Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 was revealed by Rocksteady in December 2009, and the developer was bought by Warner Bros. in February this year. No dates or even platforms have been revealed for the sequel. So far all we know is that The Joker and Harley Quinn will return.

Another interesting tidbit from the Conroy interview revealed that Mark Hamill wasn't first-pick to play The Joker in television's Batman: The Animated Series. To begin with, Rocky Horror star Tim Curry had been head-hunted for the part. However, Curry's portrayal was so menacing that Warner was worried it would terrifying the audience. Hamill was drafted in soon after. "Mark is psychotic with a smile. Tim was just psychotic to give you nightmares," recalled Conroy.

Conroy has worked with Hamill on the animated television series of Batman for years. Both reprised their roles for Arkham Asylum, but Conroy said the experience was very different. Conroy likened it to "some kind of homeland security torture", due to the amount of recording that needed to be done.

Oh, and Conroy added that Christian Bale's big-screen Batman voice was "ridiculous" and that someone should have told him so. Poor Bale was "steered wrong", Conroy said.


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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2010, 07:03:57 AM »
I don't think Christian Bale's Batman voice was ridiculous.
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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2010, 07:17:00 AM »
I don't think Christian Bale's Batman voice was ridiculous.

Most people do


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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2010, 08:51:04 AM »
I don't think Christian Bale's Batman voice was ridiculous.

Most people do

Get the man a locket!  :P

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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2010, 09:27:14 AM »
Curry's portrayal was so menacing that Warner was worried it would terrifying the audience. Hamill was drafted in soon after. "Mark is psychotic with a smile. Tim was just psychotic to give you nightmares," recalled Conroy.

I would LOVE to hear his audition recordings.


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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2010, 09:27:56 AM »
I don't think Christian Bale's Batman voice was ridiculous.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXDQrnoqSXo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXDQrnoqSXo</a>


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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2010, 09:32:13 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2yv8aT0UFc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2yv8aT0UFc</a>

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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2010, 09:55:09 AM »
I don't think Christian Bale's Batman voice was ridiculous.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXDQrnoqSXo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXDQrnoqSXo</a>


lmao  ;D ;D
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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2010, 09:56:27 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2yv8aT0UFc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2yv8aT0UFc</a>
Point proven. It is ridiculous. Those videos are funny
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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2010, 03:48:33 PM »
We've only just had confirmation that Two-Face will appear in Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 and already, two more villains have been confirmed.

League of Comic Geeks has noted the voice-actors for Mr Freeze and Talia al Ghul talking about their roles in Arkham Aslyum 2, confirming their appearances.

Mr Freeze will be voice-acted by Maurice LaMarche. "Video games is hard work, I'll say that," he explains. "I've only done a handful, and I'm very lucky right now, I'm about to go in and do Mr. Freeze for Arkham Asylum 2. He's out for blood right now because... I can't tell you the situation, but he's actually somewhat a sympathetic character within the framework of the game."

Meanwhile, Stana Katic mentioned on her Twitter account: "Just recorded a character voice on the next Batman video game. Never did that before. Helpful hint: plenty of water and pineapple slices."

This was followed with: "For those who were asking: I'm voicing Talia al Ghul, the daughter of Ra al Ghul (played by Liam Neeson in "Batman Begins")."

The tweets have since been removed. So we ask again - which villains do you want to see in Arkham Asylum 2?

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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2010, 06:29:55 PM »
Mr Freeze

Awesome.  While not the most popular, Mr. Freeze definitely has one of my favorite backstories in the Batman universe.  His appearances in Batman The Animated Series (and Batman Beyond) were always epic and beautifully tragic.  Great character.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFDTMW3_ilE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFDTMW3_ilE</a>

... it always gets me.   :'(

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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2010, 03:50:52 AM »
Just don't mention Arnie.

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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2010, 04:09:07 AM »
Just don't mention Arnie.

Best Mr Freeze ever!  :D

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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2010, 04:25:33 AM »
which villains do you want to see in Arkham Asylum 2?

Catwoman or Riddler.


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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2010, 04:29:04 AM »
I was gonna say The Riddler too.


 

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