Conroy... really? Ugh.
Conroy is the man, don't get me wrong. But here's the thing. He's TAS Batman. He's not Nolan Batman. This isn't a tie in to TAS, it's a tie in to Nolan's Batman.
And then, there's what, six, eight different stories here? All with different visual styles and they'll have the same voice? So Batman/Bruce, will look totally different... but sound the same... and sound like a completely unrelated Batman?
I dunno... that sounds terrible to me. I'm just going to think of one cartoon while watching another cartoon, when I should either A: be thinking of the movies (which I'm not so sure is going to work for various reasons) or B: enjoy it on it's own... which seems to be more and more the case as news comes out about this.
Regardless, I expect it to be visually stunning. For that and that alone I'm sure I'll love it.
About it being an unrelated Batman, I can kind of understand this. I mean this is supposed to be about the movies. But the thing is, for me an possibly others, Conroy isn't just the voice of TAS Batman, but Batman himself. I'm reading the comics and its Conroy, I'm daydreaming of a Batman adventure and its Conroy, if I'm not paying attention during the movies (both Burton and Bale) I'm hearing Conroy's voice. So for me this fits like a glove.
I never said I thought Bale should do the voice either.
Perosnally, I think each one should have it's own Batman voice. They're different looks, so they should sound different.
At least with Bale it would be the right Batman voice for the tie in. Using Conroy just seems like the wrong move... but ultimately it's the same voice for each short that really bothers me.
That and this just feels less and less like an actual tie in to Nolan's movies as it goes. Just seems like a marketing ploy to sell it.
Last edited by Tuan; 03-02-2008 at 10:51 PM.
“What I think the political correctness debate is really about is the power to be able to define. The definers want the power to name. And the defined are now taking that power away from them.”
Wow....thats the coolest X-Men animation Ive ever seen!
I would love to see an X-anime of that quality!
Eh, I'm impressed with the art, they look a whole hell of a lot better than the American X-Men cartoon in the ninties(which was pretty good then) but at the same time it still has the same Anime-isms that make me dislike that very style in the first place.
Voice cast announced. An article of who is playing who resides below this little blurb. And I'm happy to say, Conroy will be playing Batman in ALL SIX episodes of Gotham Knight. YES YES YES YES YES!
Originally Posted by Warner Premier
I had no interest in this when I saw the awful sneak peek on the awful New Frontier DVD, but given Conroy's involvement (and the pedigree of the writers involved), I'll give it a shot. Just not a big fan of anime, particularly on a Batman project.
ABOUT TIME: Kevin Conroy to Voice Batman in "Gotham Knight"
Fan Favorite Kevin Conroy returns to the benchmark title role for "Batman: Gotham Knight," the newest DC Universe animated film, released July 8, 2008.