The comedic Batman Podcast lands Jeffrey Wright because the Caped Crusader
“Yes, please” to every part of this announcement.
Here’s a phrase that deserves some kind of award-winning actor Jeffrey Wright (Westworld, No time to die) is set to speak Batman Batman: The Audio Adventure, a comedic podcast from SNL’s Dennis McNicholas and HBO max.
As reported by THR, Wright will portray the Dark Knight in an upcoming multi-part narrative series that comes to the streaming service later this year. McNicholas, an SNL writer who also wrote scripts Will Ferrell‘s Land of the Lost and Tim Meadows‘ The ladies man, will write and direct the series and also produce Angela Petrella and DCEU veteran Jon Berg. In addition to Wright, who portrays the legendary hero, Batman: The Audio Adventures features an impressive cast of comedians and comedic actors, including Chris Parnell, Melissa Villasenor, Seth Meyers, Brent Spiner, John Leguizamo, Ike Barinholtz, Bobby Moynihan, Kenan Thompson, Rosario Dawson, Jason Sudeikis, Alan Tudyk, Heidi Gardner, Brooke Shields, Paul Scheer, Tim Meadows, Fred Armisen, Ray Wise, Ben Rodgers, Katie Rich, Pete Schultz, Paula Pell, Toby Hussand McNicholas himself. I’m not going to crush words folks – that’s a hell of a cast. (Let’s hope Barinholtz repeats his role as “Aggressive Prison Guard” from David Ayer‘s Suicide squad.
DC recently signed a deal with Spotify to develop a narrative podcast series with its hero stable, the first of which will be Batman Unburied from creator and executive producer David S. Goyer. The Audio Adventures is different from the Spotify deal, however, and is frankly the more interesting offer as I’m tired of more than Goyer’s take on the Dark Knight. And Wright’s rich, intense voice seems like a good choice for the most serious Batman, especially on a comedy series. Now let’s do the big screen version of it and get Wright or Jon Hamm To play the Caped Crusader in a Batman ’66 movie, you’re cowards. For more Batman news, check out the latest updates Zack Snyder’s Justice League, including three new posters and the release date of the film HBO Max.
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