Troy Baker is one of the rarest actors to have worked in the realm of DC Comics. He is the only actor to play the part of BOTH Batman and The Joker, not forgetting to mention Two-Face, Robin, Sinestro, and Nightwing. In 2013’s Batman: Arkham Origins, he played The Joker, with his biggest inspiration of the character coming from Mark Hamill. In the 2013 animated film, LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite, he played Batman/Bruce Wayne and Two-Face, which was inspired by the 2012 Video Game (LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes). In 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us (Video Game), he played Sinestro and Nightwing/Dick Grayson. In 2012’s Harley Quinn’s Revenge (Video Game), he played Tim Drake/Robin. In 2011, it was Batman: Arkham City (Video Game) where Troy played Tim Drake/Robin/Harvey Dent. Troy is basically a one-man wrecking crew for voice directors who need characters on both sides of the coin (wink, wink), whether it be heroes or villains.
In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the video game arriving in stores on Tuesday, November 11, Troy gets to play the straight Batman, whose deadpan lines are hilarious when placed within the settings of a LEGO game. His one-liners throughout the game make this a very enjoyable romp that will provide many hours of enjoyment for fans of LEGO and the DC Universe. With over 150 playable characters in the game, and several downloadable content packs to bring in additional characters, you may never want to put your controller down.
We had the honor to speak with Troy Baker at New York Comic Con last month, where Troy was also on a panel for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham with TT Games Game Director Arthur Parsons, TT Games Assistant Game Director Stephen Sharples, DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns, Kevin Smith (Film Director/Creator of Comic Book Men), and Stephen Amell (Green Arrow/Oliver Queen), and Moderated by IGN’s Greg Miller. Here is ToonBarn’s Marc Morrell and his conversation with Troy Baker:
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is arriving Tuesday, November 11 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Wii U, 3DS and PC. Play responsibly.