I’m as surprised as you are:
HBO Max is producing a new Batman podcast titled Batman: The Audio Adventures. The series stars Jeffrey Wright as the Dark Knight, and he’s joined by a great ensemble cast, which includes the recent additions of Rosario Dawson, who will take on the role of Catwoman, and John Leguizamo, who will play the Riddler.
The rest of the supporting cast includes Chris Parnell, Melissa Villaseñor, 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 Huss, and McNicholas.
…but, comes down to it: why not make radio plays. and call them ‘podcasts?’ People like audio-only spoken-word entertainment! I myself buy every new Dark Adventure Radio Theater as soon as it comes out… hold on, let me check.
Dammit. Two more weeks before The Horror in the Museum drops. Anyway, I look forward to see how this experiment plays out. I could see the voice actors having a hell of a lot of fun with this format — and if you can get that, you’re halfway to success, right there.