News on an upcoming live-action Batman film may be relatively scarce but the Caped Crusader’s run in the animated circuit is pretty strong. The Batman: Hush comics saw the Dark Knight take on the mysterious stalker called Hush who manipulated the superhero’s slew of foes from a distance to end Batman once and for all. Penned by Jeph Loeb, the comics was met with acclaim and would be seeing a film adaptation pretty soon with the likes of an animated take.
Yep, there’s going to be an animated Batman: Hush film on the way set to see a 2019 release. Not only that, the film has reportedly rounded out its cast which sees some pretty experienced voice talent in regards to DC animation.
According to Revenge of the Fans, the Batman: Hush animated film has found its voice cast with Jason O’Mara, Jerry O’Connell, Tara Strong, Rainn Wilson, Bruce Thomas and Vanessa Williams. It’s unsure which characters they would be playing but there’s also no official word from DC Entertainment so best not to take this as fact just yet. These names aren’t new to the game themselves having voiced iconic DC characters in the past.
O’Mara has played Batman in animated films before in The Death of Superman and Justice League Dark so we can assume that he’ll be taking the mantle as the Caped Crusader. O’Connell would likely play Superman having voiced him in the past with the likes of The Death of Superman and Justice League vs Teen Titans. Thomas has taken the reigns as Jim Gordon on a number of occasions along with providing voicework for several villains including Desaad, Atrocitus, General Zod, Darkseid, and Kobra. Strong has played Harley Quinn in the past in both animated films and the latter two Arkham games. Rainn Wilson and Vanessa Williams have voiced Lex Luthor and Amanda Waller respectively but it still hard to say if those characters are gonna be theirs.
If this is true, we can expect something pretty damn cool from Batman: Hush. Animated superhero films aren’t lost in the mainstream with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse getting a ton of love and the recent Batman Ninja which has earned some positive reviews so we can expect this next one to be something worth watching.
Source: Revenge of the Fans