TV Guide has announced that actor Michael Emerson from the TV show “Lost” will be the voice of “The Joker” in the animated movie, “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2.” The film is set to be a sequel to Frank Miller’s “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1″ that will be released on September 25th, on Blu-ray.
Along with the casting news there was a statement by Emerson and a first look at the “Joker.” Check them out below.
“He’s one of those great villains that an actor like me likes to play because he has layers – he has a face for the world and a face for himself. He is, in a way, a villain who is a natural actor. All of that is that is delightful and confounding at the same time. It’s freeing because of the largeness of it. When he laughs, there’s nothing subdued about it. When he screams in rage, there’s nothing controlled about it. The amp is turned to 11 at all times.”
Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?
“Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2″ will hit stores in early 2013.