New DC Comics games will have the same voice actors as the movies
The next time there’s a new Superman or Batman game, they’ll have the same actors providing the voices as in the movies and shows.
As you may already know, DC Comics and the owners of Warner Bros. announced a major new wave of movies and TV shows, following Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn becoming co-head of all things DC – in a role equivalent to Kevin Feige from Marvel.
This has led to the announcement of new Superman and Batman movies, which will form the basis of a new universe of connected cinema and television following the events of the upcoming Flash movie, which will reset the existing Snyderverse.
The idea is that the same actors will play the same versions of every character in the movies, TV shows and animations, but it’s also been confirmed that this will be the case for the video games – although these aren’t not yet clear.
The whole situation is confusing because it will have to wait for the new Superman movie in 2025 for the new version of the DC universe to really take off and until then there will still be new movies that are technically part of the Snyderverse, like Aquaman 2 , which will be released after the Flash movie.
Given that there will be at least two Batman actors – Robert Pattinson for the standalone films and whoever they get for the connected films – DC must already be using the term Elseworlds to indicate which films are part of the main continuity and those who are not.
This will also be true for games, as there’s obviously no time to change anything in Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, which is finally due out in May.
The only other DC Comics game confirmed at this time is an open-world Wonder Woman title by Shadow Of Mordor developer Monolith Productions, although nothing has been seen or heard of since it was first announced via nothing but a logo and character rendering.
That was a while ago now, so it wasn’t started with the idea of fitting into the new DC Universe, but there’s a chance it could be retrofitted to be part of it. Especially since there’s a new Amazon-themed TV show on the way – even if it will feature Wonder Woman and if she’ll be played by Gal Gadot, that’s unclear.
No new games were announced as part of this week’s reveals, but Gunn (who worked as a writer on Lollipop Chainsaw in 2012) touched on them in a later blog post:
“It’s not like we’re going to release the Superman movie and release this Superman game. It’s more like the Superman movie comes out and then maybe two years later the Supergirl movie comes out. So what’s the story between the two? Is there a Krypto game we can play that falls between them? Something that still takes place in the world with these characters, but is unique to it. We want to give the games the importance they deserve.
Considering everything he and DC co-head Peter Safran have had to do over the past few months, it’s unclear how much either of them really thought about games, especially given the difficulty of organizing all this.
It’s not unheard of for the same voice actor to voice the same character in multiple games, the most obvious example being the late and great Kevin Conroy as Batman, as well as many of his peers in the old animated universe. from DC.
The idea of getting major movie stars to record dialogue on the fly whenever needed for a video game, however, sounds like a logistical nightmare, especially if you want to avoid them phoning. to performance.
Surprisingly, however, this has happened before. 2005’s tie-in with Batman Begins features nearly the entire cast of the movie, including Christian Bale and Michael Caine (Gary Oldman is the only notable absentee, but he’s done voice work before, including for Call Of Duty).
The game wasn’t very good and they probably spent most of their budget on the actors, but it proves that the concept Gunn and Safran are promoting isn’t impossible.
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