BATMAN: YEAR ONE voice talent announced
Some big names in television have been cast in the newest DC Universe animated film, BATMAN: YEAR ONE. Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie (Southland), Eliza Dushku (Dollhose), and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) will supply their voice talents in the adaptation of Frank Miller’s beloved Batman comic book arc. McKenzie will play Batman/Bruce Wayne (dispelling the rumors of a Kevin Conroy return), and Cranston will play Lieutenant Gordon.
Cranston initially passed on the role, and talks about his initial reluctance to do the film: "I wasn't aware of this level of storytelling in animation. I confess that freely. They didn't give the characters the short shrift. I was stunned."
Eliza Dushku will provide the voice of Catwoman, and Katee Sackhoff is cast as Detective Sarah Essen, a love interest for Gordon. Check out some images from the film after the break.
Frank Miller followed one of the most celebrated entries in the Batman mythology (his own The Dark Knight Returns) with Batman: Year One, an arguably better take on Bruce Wayne’s early days as Batman, as well as his relationship with Lieutenant Gordon.
Because of Year One’s popularity, faithfulness to the source material is of the utmost importance. Executive producer and DC animation legend Bruce Timm says fans don’t need to worry about dramatic changes from Miller’s work:
"The source material is surprisingly cinematic; it's a pretty straight forward literal retelling. Mazzucchelli's artwork is beautifully composed and we were able to refer to the comic for about 80 percent of the camera setups.”
BATMAN: YEAR ONE will be rated PG-13, and will have its world premiere at Comic-Con in July. It will subsequently be released on home video in the fall.
Source The Hollywood Reporter