Michael Emerson On Voicing The Joker In BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PT. 2

Michael Emerson On Voicing The Joker In BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PT. 2

Michael Emerson (Lost) on his portrayal of the Clown Prince of Crime in Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Pt. 2. The film is out today, be sure to check back later as I'm sure we'll have a smattering of reviews hit in just a bit.

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 is set to hit DVD and Blu-Ray today, January 29th.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is a two-part animated superhero film, an adaptation of the 1986 comic book story arc "The Dark Knight Returns" by Frank Miller and a sequel to the 2011 animated film Batman: Year One. It was directed by Jay Oliva, who worked as a storyboard artist on Man of Steel, Batman: Year One and Batman: Under the Red Hood. Several other Batman veterans were also involved in the film. Part 1 was released September 25, 2012, and Part 2 is scheduled for release January 29, 2013. It is the 15th film in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series.

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HavocPrime - 1/29/2013, 8:24 AM
Thought he did a great job voicing the Joker, it worked well with Weller's older, gruffer voice.
Supes17 - 1/29/2013, 8:42 AM
He did a really good job
TheRedSkull - 1/29/2013, 9:06 AM
The only reason I am accepting of his performance was because he was playing an older Joker. Otherwise John DiMaggio should have portrayed him...obviously because we wouldn't get Hamill
TheDudeRises - 1/29/2013, 9:12 AM
No, sir, I don't like it.

His Joker was pretty weak. I need more theatricality from my Joker, more life. He didn't have any balls. He would have been more suited to Zsasz or Calendar Man or Crane.

Also, I like Peter Weller as much as the next guy, but his Batman was shite as well. He was very wooden with his line readings. It was like listening to a robot. Or a RoboCop.

Everything else about it was great. Robin was good. Doc Wolper was good. The mutantslang even sounded exactly like it does in my head everytime I read it. I've watched both flicks twice already and I dig em.
INFO - 1/29/2013, 9:24 AM
I love his joker voice it was really creepy and i love Batman and Jokers final fight i loved it more than how it was in the comics this animated movie was better than the comic IMO and i loved how he Weller said "NO MORE" it was just perfect then when Emerson was like "SEE YOU IN HELL HAHAHAHHAAAAA!"CRAAACCCCK! broken neck and stuff aww it was great.
soberchimera - 1/29/2013, 10:28 AM
Whatever you think of his performance, it was way better than what Brent Spiner did.
fortycals - 1/29/2013, 10:32 AM
ive watched the movie several times now and i just cant get down with the jokers voice. It was off and had no life. Maybe its just me I wasnt feeling his voice. Other than that though the movie was great. I liked part one more but this was still really good.
KeefNCookies - 1/29/2013, 11:52 AM
Agree with DudeRises

No theatricality, no energy.

Worst Joker voice to date. Makes John DiMaggio Joker's voice seem flawless (which I did not like at the time, guess I do now).
JAH - 1/29/2013, 1:43 PM
worst joker ever...worse than the whoever did Joker's voice in Young Justice.
TheSoulEater - 1/29/2013, 1:57 PM
He freaks me out

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