The Joker, one of the most iconic villains in the Batman universe, has been portrayed by many actors over the years. However, when it comes to the 2013 video game “Batman: Arkham Origins,” a new actor was brought in to voice and motion capture the character.
Troy Baker, a well-known voice actor in the gaming industry, was chosen to play the Joker in “Batman: Arkham Origins.” Baker had already worked on other high-profile games such as “Bioshock Infinite” and “The Last of Us,” so his casting was met with excitement from both fans and critics alike.
Interestingly enough, Baker wasn’t initially supposed to play the Joker. The original actor attached to the role was Mark Hamill, who had voiced the character in previous Batman games. However, Hamill ultimately decided not to return for “Arkham Origins,” which led to Baker coming on board.
Despite following in Hamill’s footsteps, Baker managed to bring his own unique take on the character. He portrayed a younger version of the Joker than we were used to seeing, with a slightly different vocal cadence and mannerisms. Many fans praised his performance as being just as impressive as Hamill’s.
In addition to voicing the character, Baker also did motion capture for several scenes in “Arkham Origins.” This allowed him to physically embody the Joker and bring even more nuance and depth to his performance.
Overall, Troy Baker’s portrayal of the Joker in “Batman: Arkham Origins” was a success. He managed to add something new and fresh to an already beloved character while still staying true to what fans loved about him. His performance is still remembered fondly by gamers today.