Jeremy Sisto (Law & Order) is the latest star who provided a voice for Justice Leage: The New Frontier - in this case, he voiced the Dark Knight Detective himself, Batman. Entertainment News International had the chance to talk to the actor about his role in Warner Bros.' latest animated release.
Sisto says that playing Batman was a natural fit for him. I tend to (get cast) as dark characters, and I'm more drawn to those characters anyway - they're usually more interesting. Plus, I got this deep voice from my father, and the combination of the timbre of my voice and my inflections tends to make people feel that there's some darkness there."
Batman's nature as a loner, and a bit of a darker hero appealed to Sisto as well. "Batman is a bit of a loner. He's very intuitive and, while the rest of the Justice League are using their super powers, he uses his detective skills to get to the heart of the matter and, in this case, help save the world. Throughout the course of the story, though, I think he learns that it's not such a bad thing to have friends... I think Batman is a great character in that he has a lot of internalization, and his heroics come from a dark place."
This isn't Sisto's first experience with voiceover work, having lent his vocal skills to American Dad!, Duckman and The Wild Thornberrys. However, Justice Leage: The New Frontier does mark Sisto's first time out as a superhero. But has the actor ever been a fan of the genre?
"When I was a kid, I liked Superman; when I got a little older, I liked Wolverine; and then I found girls," Sisto said.
Based on the landmark DC Comics graphic novel by Darwyn Cooke and produced by animation legend Bruce Timm, Justice Leage: The New Frontier features an all-star voice cast led by Sisto, Kyle MacLachlan (Superman), David Boreanaz (Green Lantern), Neil Patrick Harris (The Flash), Lucy Lawless (Wonder Woman), Kyra Sedgwick (Lois Lane), Brooke Shields (Carol Ferris), Miguel Ferrer (Martian Manhunter) and Phil Morris (King Faraday). The film will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on February 26, 2008. The HD DVD edition will be available March 18, 2006.