Infinite Crisis, WB’s forthcoming Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), has released some featurettes focusing on the voices of Harley Quinn and Catwoman.
A couple months back, I expressed some hope to hear some of our favorite voice actors reprise their roles in WB’s forthcoming MOBA game, Infinite Crisis. Most notably, I wanted the lovely Grey DeLisle to return as Catwoman after doing a fantastic job in Arkham City. At the time, though I maintained hopeful, I felt it unlikely. Well, I’m happy to report that WB has proven me wrong. Recently, Infinite Crisis has began releasing a little featurette called Behind the Voice that featured the voice actors behind some of our favorite characters in the DCU.
A few have been released thus far, but at the moment, I’m going to focus on some of the two most beloved ferocious females of the Batverse, Harley Quinn and Catwoman.
The first one is, of course, Grey DeLisle as Catwoman. With respect to Adrienne Barbeau of Batman: The Animated Series, I absolutely loved DeLisle’s portrayal as Catwoman. DeLisle has a knack for playing confident and powerful woman, but this time it was necessary to incorporate some serious seduction into the role and, as expected, she nailed it. Unfortunately, in the video, she’s a little flustered and can’t quite articulate what she wants to say, but it doesn’t matter, because at least this Catwoman will sound great.
The last one I’m going to focus on is Harley Quinn. Now, this one is somewhat controversial. Since Harley Quinn’s inception, Arleen Sorkin has been the definitive voice of our favorite demented jester. Unfortunately, she unexpectedly retired prior to the release of Arkham City and since then, Tara Strong has filled those very large shoes. Strong is a prolific voice actor and incredibly talented, but she can’t quite replicate Sorkin’s voice no matter how much she wants to. At the very least, she understands Harley. As you can see from this video:
Though I feel like Strong’s portrayal sounds as if Dil Pickles grew up in New York, I love that she understands the insanity of the character.
What do you think? Are you excited to see Grey DeLisle and Tara Strong are returning to Catwoman and Harley Quinn, respectively? What other voice actors are you hoping would come back?
Source – Infinite Crisis YouTube Channel