While Anson Mount lost to Ben Affleck while playing Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he’s now starting to leave his mark on the character half a decade after the film’s release from DCEU. The Hell on Wheels and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds the star is the voice of Batman in Injustice, an adaptation of popular video games and comics of the same name. You can count animated film producer Rick Morales among those who think Mount was a great choice to join the ranks of the Batman voice actors.
Rick Morales complimented Anson Mount’s performance of Batman when I recently interviewed him about Injustice, because I was curious as to what specific quality the actor had that made him the best fit for the role. As the producer says:
Looks like Anson Mount didn’t shy away from delivering the best Batman performances he could for. Injustice, yet at the same time, Rick Morales and Wes Gleason admitted that the actor was already well equipped for the job. Of course, the Injustice The team knew what they would get when they recruited him, but it’s nice to hear that he instantly pulled off the Batman voice. Mount’s exit as Batman follows several months after Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles could be heard voicing Gotham City’s Dark Knight in the two-part animated adaptation of Batman: The Long Halloween.
Injustice is Anson Mount’s second superhero-related project, having previously played Black Bolt in the ABC ephemeral Inhuman series (where, ironically, he barely spoke). Mount has also expressed interest in playing the mutant superhero Gambit, and with the X-Men property set to be rebooted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he may end up on a cast list for consideration. Meanwhile, after his debut as Christoper Pike in Star Trek: Discovery Season 2, Mount is reprising the main character alongside Rebecca Romijn’s number one and Ethan Peck’s Spock for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which is slated to air on Paramount + in 2022.
Anson Mount Injustice costars include Justin Hartley as Superman, Laura Bailey as Lois Lane and Rama Kushna, Kevin Pollak as The Joker and Jonathan Kent, Gillian Jacobs as Harley Quinn, Janet Varney as Wonder Woman, Reid Scott as Green Arrow and Victor Zsasz, Faran Tahir as Ra’s al Ghul and Oliver Hudson as Plastic Man, among many others. You can find out more about the animated film during its panel at the DC FanDome tomorrow, and it will be available for purchase starting Tuesday, October 19.
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