Next Animated DC DVD: ‘Batman: Under the Red Hood’

toonzone.net reports (via the LA Times) that Batman: Under the Red Hood will be the next at the next DC Comics animated direct-to-video title adapting “the recent storyline from the 2005 Batman comics written by Judd Winick, who is also apparently writing the screenplay to the movie.”

Brandon Vietti will direct, and the voice cast will feature Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek) as Batman, Jensen Ackles (Supernatural) as the Red Hood, Neil Patrick Harris as Nightwing, John DiMaggio as the Joker, and Jason Isaacs (the Harry Potter franchise) as Ra’s al-Ghul.

Sorry, I can’t hold back the commentary on this one. This is the third voice for Batman in a year. Come on Warners/DC Comics — make up your mind, for crying out!

Granted, William Baldwin as Batman in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths is forgivable since it’s an “alternate universe” kind of story. Otherwise, Batman should be voiced by Kevin Conroy, and only Kevin Conroy. Even Christian Bale‘s Batman should have been overdubbed by Kevin Conroy.

3 Responses to Next Animated DC DVD: ‘Batman: Under the Red Hood’

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  2. […] Batman: Under the Red Hood has been announced as the next animated direct-to-video DC Comics/Warner Bros Animation title. […]

  3. ShadowWing Tronix says:

    We were just discussing the lack of a “cohesive universe” in the animated Marvel and DC movies at my local comic store Thursday, as well as not keeping the same VAs. I’m not sure why they can’t just have a shared universe in DVD’s. Even the live-action Marvel films (most of them, as Spider-Man and X-Men are licensed to different studios) are getting a shared universe.

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