When Anthony Ruivivar found out he would be the new voice of Batman and Bruce Wayne for the Cartoon Network animated series, Beware the Batman, he was terrified. So many great actors had played the role before him, and he was bound and determined to not let anybody down. The first person he told, “I’m Batman!”, was his 3-year old son. We won’t tell you here what his son said, because you have to see Anthony tell you the story in the interview below. Suffice it to say, it’s a really great story.
Anthony has filled the shoes of many characters over the years, like a lawyer on The Whole Truth, and a cop on Southland, but who does he play in his first animated role? Batman. No wonder he is terrified. You won’t find another fanbase paying as close attention to make sure “their” lead character is right, than in the Batman Franchise.
ToonBarn’s Marc Morrell talked to Anthony Ruivivar about his son’s reaction to learning he was playing the role of Batman, and how Anthony feels about the role. He also describes the connection Bruce Wayne has with his alter ego, Batman. We also find out why Batman may be the best detective ever, even compared to the likes of Sherlock Holmes.
We want to thank Anthony Ruivivar for his conversation with ToonBarn at San Diego Comic-Con. We also need to thank Cartoon Network, Warner Bros Television and Beware the Batman for the interview session at SDCC.