Troy Baker made history when he signed on to voice both Batman and the Joker in the animated crossover Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This makes him the first person ever to play both these characters in the same movie. Now the actor has opened up about the experience in two special features. Baker had previously voiced the DC flagship superhero and his greatest enemy separately in animated films and video games. Voicing them in the same movie, however, was a different kind of beast.
“This has been one of the greatest lessons in patience, because I’ve had this idea for the longest time”, Baker said. “I don’t think there has ever been another time when an actor has been given the opportunity to play both Batman and the Joker.”
Baker consulted two idols of his to better prepare to the task, Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, who respectively voiced Batman and The Joker on Batman: The Animated Series.
“I idolize Kevin Conroy, I idolize Mark Hamill, both of them know this, I’ve fanboyed over them countless times,” Baker added. “They have been gracious to me”.
Check the features with Troy Baker out in the player below.
Available now on digital, the animated crossover will come to debut on Blu-ray and 4k on June 4, 2019. Did you like Troy Baker’s performance in Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Let us know in the comments section below.