During the 2009 Video Game Awards on Spike, Rocksteady and WB Games premiered a teaser for the sequel to their Game of the Year winner Batman: Arkham Asylum leaving hints to various villains that will appear in the game. Now with the weekend gone and two voice actors jumping the gun on revealing themselves, we can add two more to that list. The first of which is Maurice Lamarche as Mr. Freeze, best known for his work on Futurama and various animated TV shows.
In an interview on the Geekcastradio podcast, actor Maurice LaMarche said, "Video games is hard work, I’ll say that. I’ve only done a handful, and I’m very lucky right now, I’m about to go in and do Mr. Freeze for Arkham Asylum 2." And when asked to give a taste of what Mr. Freeze will sound like, he claimed, “To tell you the truth, I think, contractually, I can’t. I’ve got to keep it under wraps." As for Mr. Freeze's role in the game, LaMarche stated, "He’s out for blood right now because, err... I can’t tell you the situation, but he’s actually somewhat a sympathetic character within the framework of the game."
LaMarche wasn't the only actor spilling the beans on their role in the game. ABC's Castle star Stana Katic posted on her Twitter, "Just recorded a character voice on the next Batman video game. Never did that before. Helpful hint: plenty of water and pineapple slices," and followed that up with an additional status message saying "For those who were asking: I’m voicing Talia al Ghul, the daughter of Ra al Ghul (played by Liam Neeson in “Batman Begins”).” Not long after the two tweets were up, she quickly deleted them. It's too bad Stana, Google had already indexed it and everyone got a screenshot. Oops.
So there you have it, we can add Talia al Ghul (Stana Katic) and Mr. Freeze (Maurice LaMarche) to the list of villains to appear in the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum 2.