JUSTICE SOCIETY: WORLD WAR II Star Matthew Mercer Reflects On Iconic STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II Role (Exclusive)

Matthew Mercer plays Hourman in Justice Society: World War II, but he also voiced Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Battlefront II. When we spoke to him, he opened up on what that experience was like for him...

Justice Society: World War II arrives on streaming platforms on April 27th, 2021, and hits 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray and Blu-Ray on May 11th, 2021. This next entry in the DC Animated Universe sees The Flash thrust into the midst of an epic battle between Golden Age DC Super Heroes the Justice Society and Nazis for an adventure that definitely doesn't play out the way you might be expecting. 

An amazing roster of heroes come together in the movie, with Hourman among the highlights. Played by prolific voice actor Matthew Mercer, the character proves to be a highlight and an integral part of these superhero team. Another iconic role Mercer is known for, however, is bringing a post-Return of the Jedi version of Luke Skywalker to life in hit video game sequel Star Wars Battlefront II

While we had Matthew on the phone to talk about the JSA, we asked what it was like to lend his voice to the Jedi Knight and how it felt to channel Mark Hamill's voice in his performance. 

"Oh man, big shoes to fill, I’ll tell you that! It was a little nerve-wracking at first, and I was going, ‘Oh God, oh God, don’t mess this up!’ When you’re picking up with such an iconic character, there’s a facet of wanting to do your best to stay true to that original performance everyone is expecting and hoping for," the actor explains regarding his approach to the role. "As a performer, you also want to make some facets of it your own, so it’s not just putting on something else that exists; you’re still making it feel grounded and real because the moment you’re in is a unique scene for the game. It was a little stressful, but also a huge honour. Once we were on the volume and doing the mo-cap for it, working with the other performers...it was a childhood dream. Getting to say the line, ‘May the Force be With You’ as Luke Skywalker was huge. I’ll remember that for the rest of my days.

While EA's Star Wars plans are unclear, Matthew understandably remains open to the possibility of once again becoming Luke Skywalker. "Oh yeah, they have my number," he teased. 

Keep checking back here, as we have plenty more to share about Justice Society: World War II very soon (including our full interview with the Hourman actor a little later this week).
 

STAR WARS: Lucasfilm Finally Reveals Location Of Luke Skywalker's Jedi Temple In The Current Canon
Related:

STAR WARS: Lucasfilm Finally Reveals Location Of Luke Skywalker's Jedi Temple In The Current Canon

THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER Director Taika Waititi Suggests His STAR WARS Movie Hasn't Been Greenlit Yet
Recommended For You:

THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER Director Taika Waititi Suggests His STAR WARS Movie Hasn't Been Greenlit Yet

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
Related
STAR WARS: Lucasfilm Finally Reveals Location Of Luke Skywalker's Jedi Temple In The Current Canon
The Expanded Universe - also known as "Star Wars Legends" - is no more, but a recent reveal from Lucasfilm about Luke Skywalker's Jedi Temple confirms that the studio isn't against borrowing some ideas...
THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER Director Taika Waititi Suggests His STAR WARS Movie Hasn't Been Greenlit Yet
Filmmaker Taika Waititi has already debunked Kathleen Kennedy's claims that his Star Wars movie will be released next year, but now indicates it won't be greenlit until he's finished writing the script...
STAR WARS: SHADOW OF THE SITH Spoilers Explain Anakin Skywalker's Force Ghost Absence In The Sequels
Many Star Wars fans were disappointed by Anakin Skywalker's lack of presence in the sequel trilogy, but a newly revealed novel could shed some light on why Darth Vader didn't show up as a Force Ghost...
STAR WARS: SHADOW OF THE SITH Spoilers Reveal Intriguing New Details About Emperor Palpatine's Sith Eternals
The Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith novel takes place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, and we now have some intriguing details about both Emperor Palpatine and his mysterious Sith Eternals.
STAR WARS: New Novel, SHADOW OF THE SITH, Reveals Why Rey's Parents Left Her On Jakku - SPOILERS
The Star Wars sequels left us with a long list of unanswered questions, but at least a handful have been addressed in Shadow of the Sith, a new novel focusing on Rey's parents. Read on for details...

The Best Little Sites Network (BLS)

Action Movie and TV News - AnimeMojo.com
Anime News, Trailers & More - AnimeMojo.com
Superhero News, Videos, Rumors & More - ComicBookMovie.com
Horror News - FearHQ.com
Video Game News, Reviews, Trailers & More - GameFragger.com
Sci-Fi and Fantasy News, Videos, Rumors & More - SFFGazette.com
Cartoon and Animated Film News, Videos, Rumors & More - Toonado.com
Professional Wrestling News, Videos, Rumors & More - TheRingReport.com