The Batman of Each Generation
Roger Craig Smith
Another established voice actor, Roger Craig Smith list of voices range from speedy anthropomorphic hedgehogs to Italian playboy assassins. Craig’s first gig voicing Batman came in the video game Batman: Arkham Origins.
While Craig did an admirable job voicing the World’s Greatest Detective, he unfortunately had to follow the much-beloved Kevin Conroy. As such, many fans and critics unfairly compared Craig to the veteran Batman voice actor. Despite the rough start, Craig most recently played Batman on Batman Unlimited, a webseries based off of a toy-line of the same name.
For a lot of Batman fans, watching Bruce Wayne grow up into Batman on the FOX series Gotham is a real treat. David Mazouz plays Bruce Wayne on the show and is beyond amazing in the role. He is the perfect choice to take on such a different role for Batman fans. The closer and closer the show gets to revealing the transition of Bruce Wayne to Batman, the more and more outstanding Mazouz is becoming in his portrayal.
From Good Will Hunting to the role of Batman? Seems like a bit of a stretch, but that is exactly the transition that happened for Ben Affleck, as he took on Batman in the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie. Affleck received major props for his portrayal of Batman, and many said he was the true star of the movie. Unfortunately, since it was a movie about Batman and Superman, he shared his onscreen time with the likes of Gal Gadot and Henry Cavill. People were a little disappointed and had hoped to see more of him.
The people have gotten their wish, though, as Justice League is coming out later this year. Affleck is leading the new Cinematic Universe for DC, and fans agree they couldn’t have picked a better man to have leading the front.