Wednesday, January 14, 2015

BATMAN VS. ROBIN Animated Movie Cast Announced

Once again, Kevin Conroy returns to the world of Batman...just not as Batman.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the principal voice cast for Batman vs. Robin, the latest DC Comics animated movie, which is a sequel to last year's Son of Batman and is inspired by the 2011-12 story Batman: The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.

Jason O’Mara, the former Terra Nova and Life on Mars (U.S.) star returns as the voice as Batman.  Stuart Allan, who appeared on the television series Bad Teacher, and Sean Maher, who was a regular on Firefly and played Shrapnel on CW’s Arrow, are returning as Robin/Damian and Nightwing, respectively.  David McCallum (NCIS) also returns as Batman's faithful butler and friend, Alfred Pennyworth.

The legendary Kevin Conroy, the definitive voice of Batman from Batman: The Animated Series, the Arkham video games and other Batman projects, will voice Thomas Wayne, Bruce Wayne’s father, presumably in a flashback sequence.

Other voices include Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory), who will voice Talon, the Court of Owls’ almost unstoppable assassin; Grey Griffin (formerly DeLisle), as a character named Samantha; Robin Atkin Downes (Superman vs. The Elite) will voice a character named Grandmaster; Peter Onorati voices a man named Draco; and "Weird Al" Yankovic will play Batman villain The Dollmaker.

Created in 2011 by Snyder and Capullo, The Court of Owls was first mentioned in Batman (vol.2) #1 and first appeared in Batman (vol.2) #5 as an ancient secret order that has controlled Gotham City for centuries.  They are a violent cabal of some of Gotham City's oldest and wealthiest families who use murder and money to wield political influence throughout history.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice storyboard artist Jay Olivia, who has helmed five previous DC Animation features, is directing the project, which has a script by J.M. DeMatteis.  James Tucker is producing.

Batman vs. Robin will arrive on Blu-Ray, DVD and On Demand sometime later this year.

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