The bulk of the LEGO DC Super-Villains voice cast has been revealed, and boy: does it feature some pedigree.
While we wait for Ubisoft to properly revive one of their most famous heroes, we can at least look forward to the man who voices Sam Fisher lending his voice to another game. Michael Ironside will play Darkseid in the upcoming LEGO DC Super-Villains.
The rest of the cast are certainly no slouches, either, with Mark Hamill returning to voice The Joker, Kevin Conroy as Batman, and Tara Strong back as Harley Quinn. The voice cast revealed so far:
Mark Hamill (The Joker)
Kevin Conroy (Batman)
Fred Tatasciore (Clayface, Doomsday, Killer Croc)
Gina Torres (Superwoman)
Brandon Routh (Shazam)
Gilbert Gottfried (Mister Mxyzptlk)
Mark Rolston (Deathstroke)
Scott Porter (Aquaman)
Julie Nathanson (Silver Banshee)
Michael Rosenbaum (Flash)
Tara Strong (Harley Quinn)
C. Thomas Howell (Reverse-Flash)
Cissy Jones (Lois Lane)
Clancy Brown (Lex Luthor)
Wally Wingert (Riddler)
Tasia Valenza (Poison Ivy)
Tom Kane (Commissioner Gordon)
Lex Lang (Deathstorm)
Travis Willingham (Superman)
JB Blanc (Penguin, Ra’s al Ghul)
Eric Bauza (Mister Freeze)
Wait, Gilbert Gottfried? That’s me sold.
For years, fans got to enjoy Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor, butting heads with Clark Kent on The WB’s classic series Smallville. And seven years after the show has gone off the air, it seems like he’s ready to return to the diabolical genius.
Responding to the reports of Henry Cavill potentially leaving the role of Superman in future cinematic appearances, Rosenbaum made a humorously tongue-in-cheek comment.
Rosenbaum took a shot at the current actor with the mantle of Lex, as Jesse Eisenberg has already played the character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. But after the poor reception and box office performances of those movies, it remains to be seen if there are plans for Eisenberg to reprise the role.
There might be an opening for Rosenbaum, especially with the launch of the new streaming service DC Universe. That platform will be home to original content as well as past shows and films, and many fans are requesting Smallville to be added to the service.
There’s also the possibility that Smallville could be revived as an animated series with the original cast, picking up where the show left off as Clark Kent embraced his destiny as Superman. Without the limits of a TV budget, the animated series could do what the original series could not in terms of full scale superhero battles fitting for the Man of Steel.
“I mean, animated could be fun,” Welling said.
“I said to Al [Gough, Smalville co-creator], we should do an animated Smallville,” Rosenbaum replied. “That would be huge! I mean, Smallville: The Animated Series, with all the real voices? And I wouldn’t have to shave my head! We’ve got to do that. Can you imagine us on mics doing the same dialogue?”
“Yeah, absolutely,” Kreuk said. “I’ve never thought about it, but that sounds like it could be a lot of fun… Michael wouldn’t want to shave his head again, I’m fairly certain. But yeah, that would be a lot of fun. I haven’t seen those guys in a long time.”
It’s just a matter of time until someone starts a petition for a Smallville animated series, so be on the lookout…
Michael Rosenbaum and Tom Welling will both be attending the 2018 Dragon-Con which takes place August 30th – September 3rd at five host hotels in downtown Atlanta, GA; the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Hilton, Sheraton Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, and the Westin Peachtree Plaza.
Michael will be there on the Saturday and Sunday and he will also be co-hosting the night at Aquarius.
You can find more information and book tickets HERE
Former “Smallville” stars Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum will both be in attendance at the Los Angeles Comic Book & Science Fiction Convention which takes place Sunday, August 12th at The Reef Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Welling is best known for his role as Clark Kent in The WB/CW superhero series “Smallville” and Marcus Pierce on the Fox drama series “Lucifer”. He has also starred in such films as “Cheaper by the Dozen,” “Cheaper by the Dozen 2,” “The Fog,” “The Choice,” and “Draft Day”.
Rosenbaum also starred on “Smallville” in the role of Lex Luthor and most recently as the character Buddy Dobbs on the TV Land series “Impastor”. He has also appeared in over twenty films including “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2,” “Urban Legend,” “Sweet November,” “Bringing Down the House,” and “Sorority Boys”.
Both actors will be greeting fans, signing autographs, and posing for photo-ops from 11:00AM – 2:00PM during the one-day-only convention although their appearances and panels are subject to change or cancellation.
For more information on the Los Angeles Comic Book & Science Fiction Convention including autograph/photo-op pricing and ticket costs, please visit ComicBookSciFi.com.
Earlier this week, Smallville alum Kristin Kreuk was asked if she would be up for a reunion project, to which she answered with an earnest, “Yeah, absolutely. I’ve never thought about it, but that sounds like it could be a lot of fun.”
Of course, Kreuk isn’t the first former cast member of the young Superman series to express their interest in such an endeavor. Both Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum, who played Clark Kent and Lex Luthor respectively on the series, have entertained the idea of coming back together to tell more Smallville stories in animated form.
Even Justin Hartley, who played Oliver Queen/Green Arrow on the long-running show, said he’d be up for a guest stint on Arrow if the role was right. On top of all that, Erica Durance, who played Smallville’s Lois Lane, is already guest starring on Supergirl, which means she is obviously willing to continue to be a part of the DC television family.
So far, everyone one of Smallville‘s main actors who have been asked have indicate they’re willing to revisit the roles they famously played. But why stop at an animated series when we could have a full blown crossover with the rest of the Arrowverse?
How could such a crossover come about? Well, that’s relatively easy. The Arrowverse, and more specifically the Grant Gustin-starring Flash television series, has established the DC Multiverse as a basic part aspect of its heroes’ mythology. Many characters from other alternate Earths have popped up over the years, and some of the main heroes have even visited alternate Earths, like Supergirl’s universe or the nazi-led Earth-X. There is nothing stopping the Smallville universe from simply being re-introduced as one of the 52 Earths that constitutes this Multiverse.
With the Flash, Vibe and the Legends of Tomorrow all able to access alternate realities and timelines, any one of them could be what serves as the bridge between the two shows’ realities, allowing the casts of both universes to freely interact. Stephen Amell’s Arrow could meet with an alternate, older version of himself that just so happens to look like Justin Hartley, Supergirl could meet different versions of not only herself, but her cousin and Lois Lane, and Rosenberg’s Lex Luthor could be the villain everyone has to stop together.
Of course, such a project wouldn’t be without its complications. For example, both Welling and Rosembaum are more eager to return for an animated project, given that the Lex Luthor actor isn’t exactly itching to shave his head. However, a return appearance could easily explain such things as Luthor’s hair, or the aging of the characters. In fact, the Smallville universe could be painted as some sort of Kingdom Come-esque reality where the heroes are older, more experienced, and perhaps even being phased out. This would allow Welling’s Superman to be a more grizzled Man of Steel, with a costume that would prevent Welling from having to don the classic Superman suit he was never really keen on wearing. In fact, a more practical costume for his older Superman would be just one more layer to ensuring this venture would stand out in fans’ eyes.
A crossover between Smallville and the Arrowverse cast seems like a no-brainer, one that really should have happened by now. There is immense possibility for fun interactions, and it would also be a nice way to acknowledge the success of Smallville, and the universe of superheroes it led to. But even more than that, it’s something that most fans would love to see. It could easily become a highly-anticipated event, and a milestone of modern television. With most of the main cast members of Smallville willing to return for a reunion of some sort, what better way then to rope the series up into the Arrowverse, and show us a possible future for a dearly departed series.
This is great news! Michael’s latest movie The Neighbour is out now on Amazon.com It costs $3.99 to rent and $9.99 to buy
Here is hoping that it will be out on the UK Amazon soon!
“Mike, a middle-aged man in a routine marriage, becomes enthralled with the young couple who moves in next door. As Mike gets to know Jenna, the beautiful young woman next door, she slowly reveals dark details of her marriage. As his previously mundane world starts to crumble around him, Mike makes a desperate effort to save Jenna, putting his relationship with both her and his wife on the line.”
Yes you heard me correctly the Inside of you with Michael Rosenbaum podcast is doing so well that they have merchandise now! So far they have a mug and two shirt designs available for pre-order from his official site.
Both shirts are so cute, and I love the mug it is in the colours of the podcast logo and I love the blue inside! There will only be a limited number of each design available and they will ship at the end of the month so be sure to get your orders in asap!
“The Neighbor follows Mike (William Fichtner), a middle-aged man in a routine marriage, wrestling with the fact that he feels his life to be passing him by. Yet, when a young couple moves in next door, Mike quickly befriends the young and vulnerable Jenna (Jessica McNamee) – herself trapped in a tumultuous marriage to Scott (Michael Rosenbaum), a car salesman with an immature and pejorative streak. Mike works from home as a copywriter, which allows him plenty of time to pay attention to the beautiful young woman next door; who slowly begins to reveal the details of her life with Scott, and the fact that all isn’t as carefree as Scott would like it to appear. As Mike witnesses the young couple’s relationship straining, his own marriage starts coming apart at the seams, as Mike’s wife Lisa (Jean Louisa Kelly) also sees the attraction forming and pulls further away from Mike – pushing their own relationship the breaking point. Compounding the fact is Mike’s son, Alex (Colin Woodell), who returns from college and forms an unwitting friendship with Jenna, much to the distain of his father. As Mike witnesses the perceived abuse of Jenna at the hands of Scott increasing, he makes one last drastic and misguided effort to intervene – and in the end only serves to completely sever his relationship with Jenna, his family and his life in general.”
Michael’s movie The Neighbor can now be found in the American iTunes and selected theatres with more platforms coming soon I cannot wait to see this movie so please go and watch on iTunes if you are in the US and support our guy.
So Michael has a brand new shiny website! I love the photography on it, I like the layouts of the filmography page and though I cannot find it in the UK it looks like a podcast is in the works!
So head on over to his site and show him some love and support because let’s face it long term fans know we have been waiting for the official site for a while now! Don’t worry though this site will still be here and updated weekly I will always support Michael.