INJUSTICE Star Fred Tatasciore Teases Captain Atom Role And Reflects On BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN (Exclusive)
Talking to us about voicing Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms, Fred Tatasciore teases Captain Atom's role in Injustice and playing Solomon Grundy in Batman: The Long Halloween.
Fred Tatasciore is a legend, and no stranger to the DC Animated Universe. Fresh off bringing the villainous Shao Kahn to life in Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms, we'll get to hear the actor in the highly anticipated Injustice movie coming out next month. In that adaptation of the award-winning video games, Tatasciore will bring the heroic Captain Atom to life.
We spoke to Fred on the phone hours after the first Injustice trailer dropped, and asked what it was like for him to head into that project after playing Solomon Grundy in Batman: The Long Halloween.
"It’s like a dream come true! You have to understand, as a fanboy, a comic book guy, an animator, and a person who loves this lore, it’s shocking playing these things," he said. "Solomon Grundy in The Long Halloween is more of a grunt type of performance. He basically recites the lines from the very famous nursery rhyme [adopts Grundy’s voice] ‘Born on a Monday…’ and what I like about that movie is Batman and him kind of have a mutual relationship and way they work together."
"I always like it when Grundy can also side with good. He’s an unfortunate character and one of those who maybe should have been good at some time, but he’s just messed up [Laughs],." Fred continued. "I really like how they did that and, of course, Captain Atom is very gung-ho fighting with Batman and very much working for the Pentagon. He’s all very by the book [Laughs]. It’s very fun."
Fred clearly has a deep love of this DC Universe, and it sounds like Captain Atom definitely has an interesting dynamic with the Dark Knight in Injustice. We're excited to see how that plays out, and if you haven't already seen his work as Solomon Grundy in The Long Halloween, we'd recommend checking it out! We'll have more to share with you from the actor on his Mortal Kombat role soon.
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