BATMAN: CAPED CRUSADER First Teaser And Cast Revealed; Hamish Linklater Will Play The Dark Knight

BATMAN: CAPED CRUSADER First Teaser And Cast Revealed; Hamish Linklater Will Play The Dark Knight

The first teaser for Batman: Caped Crusader has been revealed, and as well as a full cast list, we get to hear Hamish Linklater's (Manhunt) take on the titular Dark Knight. You can check it out here...

By JoshWilding - Jun 20, 2024 12:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Batman (Animated)

It's been confirmed today (via Vanity Fair) that Batman: Caped Crusader will premiere on Prime Video on August 1. We've also learned that the animated TV show's cast will be headlined by Midnight Mass star Hamish Linklater as the titular Dark Knight.

There's news on other cast members too, including Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch) as Harley Quinn, Christina Ricci (Wednesday) as Catwoman, and Diedrich Bader (The Drew Carey Show) as Harvey Dent. 

The series, which had been set for a Max debut before it was offloaded to Amazon, is produced by Bruce Timm, Matt Reeves, and J.J. Abrams. It will launch with a 10-episode first season that pulls inspiration from Batman's earliest comic book adventures.

"There were certain things that I had in my mind back in the early '90s for the original Batman: The Animated Series that I didn’t get to do," Timm says. "I wanted to do this emotionally messed-up version of Batman, who’s extremely aloof and almost inhuman."

Talking about playing the iconic DC Comics superhero, Linklater reveals, "I think it’s actually off my memory of Kevin Conroy’s voice. When I actually rewatched the shows, I realized that it was different, but I had him in my head."

"Bruce Wayne is the mask. He’s the secret identity. He’s the invention. Batman is the actual character, the actual guy," the actor adds. "It’s set in the ’40s, [so I just thought of] how Batman would try to play himself off as a playboy socialite. I think I just tried to swing and swing and swing until I made contact with something."

Despite what looks like a much darker tone, Batman: Caped Crusader will not be TV-MA and will seemingly be suitable for fans of all ages. 

Other actors lending their voices to Batman: Caped Crusader in currently undisclosed roles include Minnie Driver, Eric Morgan Stuart, Michelle C. Bonilla, Krystal Joy Brown, John DiMaggio, McKenna Grace, Jason Watkins, Paul Scheer, Reid Scott, Gary Anthony Williams, Dan Donohue, David Krumholtz, Haley Joel Osment, and Toby Stephens.

More comments and details can be found by following the link below, but the teaser just shared by Prime Video also teases more of the characters set to appear in Batman: Caped Crusader. It also reveals Linklater's Batman voice...

BATMAN: CAPED CRUSADER Poster Teases The Dark Knight's New Rogues Gallery In 1940s Gotham City

BATMAN: CAPED CRUSADER Poster Teases The Dark Knight's New Rogues Gallery In 1940s Gotham City

First BATMAN: CAPED CRUSADER Clip Sees The Dark Knight Chasing Down Crooks In 1940s Gotham City
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asherman93 - 6/20/2024, 12:38 PM
Huh, Alfred’s looking wide in this.
TheVisionary25 - 6/20/2024, 12:41 PM
@asherman93 - I think he has been heavyset in some incarnations before

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FlixMentallo21 - 6/20/2024, 12:44 PM
@asherman93 - He was like that (minus the mustache) in his comics debut, back when he was known as “Alfred Beagle”.
Nomis929 - 6/20/2024, 12:44 PM
@asherman93 - Well, originally in the Batman comics, Alfred was drawn a bit heavy.

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Nomis929 - 6/20/2024, 12:45 PM
Edit: @FlixMentallo21 beat me to it. :)
asherman93 - 6/20/2024, 7:31 PM
@FlixMentallo21 - Huh. The more you know, I guess?
FlixMentallo21 - 6/20/2024, 9:26 PM
@asherman93 - And knowing is half the battle.
Deadinside - 6/21/2024, 12:01 PM
@FlixMentallo21 - 👍 GO, JOE...!☮️😁
valmic - 6/20/2024, 12:39 PM
He sounds like ben McKenzie Batman. I always wished they brought Jeremy Sisto back, he was a good unique Batman.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 6/20/2024, 12:58 PM
@valmic - This! He's my favorite Batman voice actor behind Conroy, which is saying a lot considering he's only acted in one movie.
valmic - 6/20/2024, 1:04 PM
@THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - He would have been perfect for this rendition of Batman.
bkmeijer1 - 6/20/2024, 5:36 PM
@THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - I had the same with Bruce Greenwood after Unser the Red Hood. Impressive what some VAs can do with one outing
TheVisionary25 - 6/20/2024, 12:40 PM
Hell of a cast ,a nice mix of voice actors and on screen actors aswell!!.

Linklater’s Batman voice I need to get used to but it’s growing on me already so that’s good…

Jamie Chung as Harley ,Christina Ricci as Catwoman and Diedrich Bader as Harvey Dent are good though.

Looking forward to this!!.
valmic - 6/20/2024, 12:42 PM
IMCOOLURNOT - 6/20/2024, 12:58 PM
@valmic - He just murdered a tree!
valmic - 6/20/2024, 1:00 PM
@IMCOOLURNOT - Nah that tree was already dead. He was just knocking it down so Alfred wouldn't have to do it.
CoHost - 6/20/2024, 12:44 PM
Hamish? Was Jimmy Kimmel unavailable?
Doomsday8888 - 6/20/2024, 12:44 PM
DC animation on a roll.
FireandBlood - 6/20/2024, 12:51 PM
I’m so [frick]ing here for this 🙌🏽
dracula - 6/20/2024, 12:58 PM
when are we getting a real trailer
dracula - 6/20/2024, 1:00 PM
Hamish Linklater

something about that name just makes me laugh

and that was before i recognized him from The Crazy Ones and New Adventures of Old Christine
dracula - 6/20/2024, 1:01 PM
wonder who Mckenna Grace will play.

they made Gordon black so no way she is playing Barbara

maybe Holly Robinson
ObserverIO - 6/20/2024, 1:08 PM
@dracula - Probably Nocturna.
Ryguy88 - 6/20/2024, 4:23 PM
@dracula - is that just a thing now? Like what happened with Nick Fury?
dracula - 6/20/2024, 4:57 PM
@Ryguy88 - doubt Gordon will be black all the time now but Gordon is black in the show
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 6/20/2024, 1:02 PM
Hamish Linklater sounded like a great choice until I actually heard it. Yikes.
ObserverIO - 6/20/2024, 1:05 PM
@THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - Yup. It's crappy. It's a crappy Batman voice.
FlixMentallo21 - 6/20/2024, 1:03 PM
Heh. Kind of funny—Chung was in Gotham as Vicki Vale, now she’s here as Harley.

Wonder who Reid Scott’s voicing—also kinda neat we have another addition to the club of actors who’ve been in both a Batman and a Superman cartoon at the same time.
dracula - 6/20/2024, 1:08 PM
@FlixMentallo21 - actually she was valerie Vale, Vicky's aunt (although vicky was never mentioned in any way)
TheVisionary25 - 6/20/2024, 1:12 PM
@FlixMentallo21 - also Diedrich Bader has voiced Batman before and is now Two Face.
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