‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Will Return as a Podcast

by Eric Lee
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Legendary Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy has revealed that there’s a Batman: The Animated Series revival as a podcast in production.

At the Los Angeles Comic Con, Conroy and Riddler voice actor John Glover revealed that the audio podcast drama will continue the acclaimed animated series.

During the “History of Batman” panel, Conroy discussed some of the details of what fans can expect.

It’s a great script by Alan Burnett and it brings back the original cast.

It’s great news that veteran Batman: The Animated Series writer and producer Alan Burnett will work on the podcast. However, it’s a bit of a mystery as to which other members of the original cast will appear. Potential reurnees could include Paul Williams (The Penguin), Richard Moll (Two-Face), David Warner (Ra’s Al Ghul), Diane Pershing (Poison Ivy), Adrienne Barbeau (Catwoman), Ron Perlman (Clayface), Melissa Gilbert (Barbara Gordon) and Loren Lester (Dick Grayson / Nightwing).

The Riddler Returns from ‘Batman: The Animated Series’

At least one other character that will return is the Riddler. Glover has confirmed that Edward Nigma will haunt the Caped Crusader on the show again. However, there’s a slight update to his character, as the Riddler will be on the Autism Spectrum, according to the actor.

The Riddler’s back, and he’s evolved in many ways … He understands he’s on the spectrum.

Being on the Autism spectrum typically manifests as having awkward social skills and having an obsessive fixation with one specific thing. This pretty much fits the Riddler’s personality to a T. The Riddler has  always been socially awkward and aloof to his acquaintances and colleagues. Of course, the character’s obsessed with riddles and puzzles too, and the only other thing that supersedes his fixation on puzzles is his fixation on besting Batman. This is a very logical update to his character.

There’s no official release date yet. However, look for more news as they come on Dark Knight News.

Source: THR.com

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