Two Voice Actors Out Arkham Asylum 2 Villains

Mister Freeze and Talia al Ghul, daughter of Ra's (Ra?) will be foes in Batman: Arkham Asylum, according to two voice actors' comments on a podcast and via Twitter.

First up, Talia. Stana Katic, who stars on ABC's Castle, tweeted on Friday that she'd "Just recorded a character voice on the next Batman video game" and found water and pineapple slices to be plenty of help. The character? "I'm voicing Talia al Ghul, the daughter of Ra al Ghul (played by Liam Neeson in 'Batman Begins')" Katic very quickly took down these tweets but plenty of folks found them cached through the magic of Google.

Next up, Maurice LaMarche, best known as the voice of Kif Kroker in Futurama, told Geekcastradio that he's Mister Freeze for AA2. Said LaMarche:

I'm about to go in and do Mr. Freeze for Arkham Asylum 2 ... He's out for blood right now because, err... I can't tell you the situation, but he's actually somewhat a sympathetic character within the framework of the game.

Given Kif's disaffected disposition, LaMarche is a rather shrewd choice for Freeze.

For the record, IMDB doesn't list either actor in the game's cast, but it's early yet.

Two New Batman Arkham Asylum 2 Voice Actors Leaked [League of Comic Geeks, thanks Jordan B.]


    Doesn't the billboard on the website show Harvey Dent... and the teaser had Joker.

    Four bad guys, I suppose it's possible... although they could be recording more interview tapes.

    Actually, now that I think about it... Arkham Asylum had Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, Bain, Killer Croc, Harley and Joker. So I guess four to five might be accurate.

      You didn't fight Harley did you? I don't recall fighting her.

      Well, technically, you didn't fight her, but she did sends waves of goons at you at the electric floor bit.

      Two-Face is in the house!

      I can't wait for this game! I want it to out this year, but I also want them to take their time and fill it with awesome.

    Maurice LaMarche? Awesome, he's one of my fave voice actors. Hope they throw in Black Mask as well.....

    LaMarche is one of the best voice actors around but Michael Ansara is the one true Mr Freeze (in a close race with Otto Preminger)

    I'm hoping catwoman makes an appearance, either as enemy or ally, possibly both.
    If there's more enemies in the sequel, it's looking to be a seriously epic game.
    As much as I'm looking forward to it, though, I hope they take the time to do it right.

      Also hoping Hush will take the central enemy role. He's the best mental opponent for Batman and he's also one of the few non-insane Batman enemies.

    LaMarche is one of my favourite voice actors. He's done dome great work and Im hopeful he makes a great Mister Freeze. I was kinda hoping to see Catwoman or Penguin though.

    "For the record, IMDB doesn’t list either actor in the game’s cast, but it’s early yet."

    And why would Kotaku look at IMDB for confirmation? That site can be user-edited, and the information is usually uncited, so it can be very unreliable.

    My vote is for Arnie, they can have a "Cool party" where its always "Nice to see you"

    ...I'll be going now..

    Sounds good!

    Wouldn't mind Hush in the next game. Him and Riddler in Batman: Hush were spectacular.

    I can not wait for this and also knowing Harvey Two face dent will be in the game makes me so happy this will be the ultimate batman game!!! I believe in Harvey dent

    In the Batman world Mr Freeze is my second favorite villan next to Joker. The only problem with Mr Freeze is nobody has ever taken his character seriously. He has only ever been portrayed in cartoons and in the horrible batman movie by Arnie.
    He accidentally kills his wife and can only survive by being in a thermo suit. Imagine how badass he could be. Since this is going to be a "dark" batman game I really hope they flesh him out well. This could be the best Mr Freeze ever.

      Freeze's Backstory seems to change depending on which version it is.

      The one I know is the company he worked for pulled his funding and shut down the cryo storage for his wife. When he went in to save her, he got altered.

      She was dying from a rare disease.

      And yes I know that is the Movie Mr Freeze plot but I've seen it in two or three cartoons.

      Batman AA is in my opinion the first time the Riddler actually seemed like a villian worthy of Batman and not Comic relief. And he wasn't really in the game.

    Yep, Ra's al Ghul.

    It's somewhat interesting to look back on B:AA and realise that there were only about a half-dozen villains that played a prominent role in the game. It felt like many, many more than that, primarily because of the search for Riddler clues and the information provided when you collected certain things.

    And while we are throwing villains out there, I'd certainly like to see The Penguin! And Catwoman in her usual 'tweener role.

    Uh yeah, his name is Ra's, not Ra.

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