Batman Beyond: The Complete Series on DVD Tuesday, November 23
directions as the voice of Terry McGinnis in Warner Bros. Animation’s
breakthrough 1999 series Batman Beyond.
The popular voiceover actor took time last week to speak about his
days as the new Caped Crusader in preparation for the Tuesday,
November 23 release of Batman Beyond: The Complete Series, a nine-disc
limited edition DVD set that presents nearly 20 hours of animated
action spread over 52 episodes, as well as including all-new bonus
featurettes and a 24-page, 8”x 12” collectible booklet.
Batman Beyond: The Complete Series centers on Terry McGinnis, an
ordinary teenager … until his father is mysteriously murdered.
Suspecting foul play at his father’s company, Wayne/Powers
Corporation, Terry meets Bruce Wayne and learns of a secret identity
hidden for decades. Now too old to don the cape and cowl as Batman,
Wayne refuses to help – so Terry does what any brash young kid would
do: steal the Bat-suit and take matters into his own hands! Vowing to
avenge his father’s death, Terry dons the high-tech suit tricked out
with jetpacks, a supersensitive microphone and even camouflage
capabilities in search of his father’s assassin.
The all-star production team was headed by executive producer Jean
MacCurdy and producers Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Glen Murakami and
Paul Dini. Writers on the series included Burnett and Dini, as well as
Stan Berkowitz, Bob Goodman, Rich Fogel, Hilary Bader and John McCann.
Friedle made his mark in live-action television and film from the time
he turned 10, starring in hit series like Boy Meets World and Don’t
Just Sit There. He gradually shifted his attention to voiceover work,
taking the lead in Batman Beyond and co-starring in Disney’s Kim
Possible to name but a few. Today, he primarily stays behind the
microphone, voicing such notable roles as Doyle on The Secret
Saturdays and Blue Beetle on Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
Here’s a brief Q&A with Mr. Friedle …
When you think back on all those Batman Beyond sessions, what are your
favorite memories of recording the series?
This sounds like a cheesy answer, but working with Andrea (Romano) is
just the greatest experience. Every week you go in and it’s amazing
and fun. You just never knew who the guest cast would be. My favorite
was recording Return of the Joker. Sitting between Kevin Conroy and
Mark Hamill for five days was pretty incredible. I learned more about
being a voiceover actor in those five days than I did in the five
months before that. Just watching the two of them work – how Mark got
so into the character, completely losing himself in that role. And
then there’s Kevin with that deep, booming voice, always sitting with
his back straight and working perfectly with the microphone. It was an
I just updated the DCU Online section at the top with some brand new preview images of locations within the game! I can’t want for this to be released!
I updated the DCU Online screenshot section at the top with lots of great new preview images. There is also some fantastic casting news below.
SOE ADDS MORE TOP-NOTCH VOICE TALENT TO ALREADY STAR-STUDDED CAST FOR
DC UNIVERSE™ ONLINE
More Hallmark Voice Talent Added for Highly Anticipated Action MMO
SAN DIEGO – Oct. 22, 2010 – Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) announced today that four new actors have been added to an already impressive cast of voice talent for DC Universe™ Online (DCUO). The new cast additions include Arleen Sorkin (Batman: The Animated Series), Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Corey Burton (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Dwight Schultz (The A-Team, Star Trek: The Next Generation).
“The addition of these actors to our existing cast reaffirms our commitment to gamers to deliver the most fun and authentic DC Universe experience possible,” said Sony Online Entertainment executive producer John Blakely. “They’re all experienced and talented performers and we’re excited for players to hear their work when they encounter them in the game.”
In addition to her career achievements as an actress, television host, writer and producer, Arleen Sorkin will again reprise her role as the Joker’s off-kilter girlfriend/henchman Harley Quinn, considered by many to be the most popular villainess on Batman: The Animated Series.
Wil Wheaton lends his skills to DCUO voicing Robin, the Boy Wonder. As author, blogger and champion of geek culture, his successful acting career began in 1986 with acclaimed roles in Stand By Me and Toy Soldiers. Recently he’s appeared on Criminal Minds, NUMB3RS and Batman: The Brave and the Bold as the voice of Ted Kord, the Silver Age Blue Beetle.
Joining the cast as the voice of Brainiac, Corey Burton began his voice-acting career over 35 years ago, studying the craft of radio drama with the legendary Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear. As one of the last authentically old school Read More »
The game might be delayed but they keep releasing more and more diverse shots. Check the new images just added to our DCU Online section.
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Be sure to check out the updated images posted in our DCU Online section at the top of the site!
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Sony Online Entertainment Announces DC Universe Online Delay Until Early 2011
“SOE is dedicated to delivering the highest quality game experiences possible,” says John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment. “DC Universe Online is the first game of its kind, and a truly massive undertaking — the first action MMO set in the DC Universe, the first MMO on the PlayStation®3, and the first time the entire DC Universe will be accessible to the millions of fans who are eagerly anticipating its release. As the game heads into external beta testing, this extra time will allow us to address community feedback in a meaningful way. When we get deeper into external beta, we’ll be able to share more information regarding the new launch date.”
SOE has also revealed new details regarding the beta program. Players with VIP key cards and those having registered at the DCUO website will receive access on a priority basis starting as early as next week. As an added thank you, everyone that has already pre-ordered the game, and those who do so by November 15, 2010, are assured access to beta by November 30 (North America only).
Anyone pre-ordering the game after November 15 will gain beta access one week prior to the launch date and will be able to participate in the special beta ending event entitled Battle of the Legends with the rest of the beta participants. As an additional bonus, all beta participants will be recognized post release with a special emblem for their character when the game goes live. Beginning October 7, 2010, instructions on how to qualify and receive your pre-order beta key, visit:www.dcuniverseonline.com/betakey.
Those wishing to register for beta without pre-ordering have until 11:59pm PST tonight. This is a general queue and does not assure access.
Lastly, due to overwhelming demand from the community, SOE is pleased to announce that a Collector’s Edition for the PlayStation 3 will also be released (North America only), which includes the same items contained in the PC version announced earlier this year – the DCUO Batman statue, the limited edition Art of DC Universe Online art book, theDCUO Legends Issue #0 comic book with a Jim Lee variant cover, the DCUO Prestige comic presentation of the DCUO back-story and the limited edition Jim Lee-drawn poster Version of the Issue #0 comic book variant cover.
For more information, please visit the website at www.dcuniverseonline.com.
Check out our DCU Online Gallery for newly added images of more locations within the game. The newer screenshots are really impressing me because of the increasingly diverse locations that are being showcased from the DC Comics Universe.
The DCU Online game can’t be released soon enough. The more details that trickle out, the more I am excited. Will you be a hero or a villian? How about both?
That Hall of Doom battle looks pretty exciting!