Sure, actors like Ben Affleck and Hugh Jackman get to step in front of the camera to bring their respective superheroes to life, but there's a whole world of comic book-based animation that has produced many legends over the years. With so many all-star vocal performers out there, it only seems right to bring them together for an Avengers-esque mashup of voice acting greats. Now it seems that's precisely what's happening in the world of animation, as Batman: The Animated Series' Kevin Conroy is teaming up with several other icons for a brand new animated series.
You read that right; Kevin Conroy is getting together with X-Men voice actor Cal Dodd (best known for his role as Wolverine), as well as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star Rob Paulsen for a brand new animated project called The Gang's All Here. Directed by animation legend Andrea Romano (the woman responsible for many of your favorite voices in the world of classic DC animation) the upcoming animated project will focus on a cast of anthropomorphic animals navigating their way through the entertainment industry. Behind the scenes, Paulsen has spearheaded the development of the show with screenwriter Byron Burton -- who pitched the idea to Paulsen after meeting him at a fan convention. The overall ensemble of actors (which will reportedly also include Romano) won't be portraying heroes this time around, but it's a team-up of Justice League proportions.
From a development standpoint, The Gang's All Here has come together in a very different fashion than many other animated projects. The series is primarily being sold by the talent of the cast and the reputation of Andrea Romano, as opposed to selling the show and focusing on casting later. That said, when you've got an ensemble as talented as this, that makes plenty of sense.
Of course, there's one notable name from the animated world of comic book characters who has not been included in this THR report: none other than Star Wars legend Mark Hamill. Widely regarded as one of the most prolific and beloved voice actors of all time, Hamill has provided his voice to characters like The Trickster, Tony Zucco, Solomon Grundy, and of course, the fan-favorite Clown Prince of Crime.
There's currently no word as to whether or not Mark Hamill will eventually make his way to The Gang's All Here (for a cameo appearance, or a recurring role), but it would make plenty of sense when we consider the involvement of Andrea Romano and Kevin Conroy. Now we just need to get Tim Daly and Phil LaMarr in there, and it will be a good, old-fashioned class reunion.
Make sure to stay tuned for more up-to-date information related to The Gang's All Here as it becomes available to us. For now, you can check out our fall premiere guide and our midseason premiere guide to see what else is coming to the small screen over the next few months, not to mention our handy cancellation guide to see what TV shows have left us this year. In the podcasting world, make sure to listen to the most recent episode of The Cord Cutter Podcast to hear everything that we have to say about the latest and greatest streaming content!