New voice actors details for the upcoming CGI-animated series Beware The Batman have been revealed at San Diego Comic-Con 2012. The casting updates were provided by Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation. According to the network, Anthony Ruivivar will star as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Beware The Batman, with Sumalee Montano as Katana, J.B. Blanc as Alfred Pennyworth, and Kurtwood Smith featured as Lt. James Gordon. Beware The Batman will join the DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network in 2013.
Ruivivar is best known for his roles in Tropic Thunder, Third Watch, and Burn Notice. Beware The Batman will feature a Batman that is more focused on detective work over gadgets and tricks, paired up with an Alfred Pennyworth whose abilities and background in the secret service is emphasized. The Dark Knight Detective will also be helped by the sword-wielding and mysterious Kitana.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller sets out to redefine what viewers have come to know as a “Batman show.” Featuring cutting-edge CGI visuals to match the intricate twists and turns of the narrative, Batman steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight for an entirely new generation of fans. With WBA’s Sam Register executive producing, and Batman Beyond’s Glen Murakami and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated’s Mitch Watson producing, Beware the Batman, based on characters from DC Comics, will hit the DC Nation in 2013.
More details on this upcoming animated series will be revealed at the Sunday-slotted DC Nation panel held at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. Official details on the panel are provided below.
DC Nation Screening and Q&A
Sunday, July 15th, 2012 – 1:00-2:00
The Nation is coming to San Diego! DC Nation — a one-hour action and comedy programming block on Cartoon Network starring some of the most beloved and legendary heroes of the DC Universe — will be making its very first appearance at Comic-Con. In addition to exclusive video content for fan-favorite series Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice, the panel will also be presenting sneak peeks of two highly anticipated series that will be coming soon to DC Nation: Beware The Batman and Teen Titans Go! Bringing you all this superhero goodness is a panel featuring top animation producers Glen Murakami (Teen Titans), Mitch Watson (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated), Michael Jelenic (ThunderCats), Aaron Horvath (MAD), and Jeff Prezenkowski, director of series and shorts at Warner Bros. Animation. From superheroes to sidekicks, the DC Nation panel will have something for everyone. DC Nation airs Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 ET/PT on Cartoon Network. Room 6BCF
Click here to view the standard definition teaser trailer for Beware The Batman.
Comic-Con International is currently being held this weekend at the San Diego Convention Center – from July 12th to 15th, 2012. The convention is held every year, focusing on host of different genres and pop culture events. Further convention schedule details can be found at the official San Diego Comic-Con website.
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