Webtoon is looking to cast a voice actor in the role of Jason Todd, aka Red Hood, in the motion comic dub of Batman: Wayne Family Adventures.
DC’s motion comic dub for Batman: Wayne Family Adventures is looking for its own Jason Todd.
DC’s first-ever Webtoon is looking to cast a voice actor in the role of Jason Todd, aka Red Hood. Tom Schalk has already been announced as the voice of Bruce Wayne.
Batman: Wayne Family Adventures, was created by CRC Payne, StarBrite, Maria Li, Lan Ma, C.M Cameron, Camille Cruz, Jean Kim and Kielamel Sibal. In it, the reader is let into the turbulent life of the Bat-Family. In the first episode, Duke Thomas, aka The Signal, moves in with Bruce and his biological son, Damian Wayne. The many residents of Wayne Manor include Dick Grayson (Nightwing), Tim Drake (Robin), Cassandra Cain (Batgirl), Stephanie Brown (also Batgirl) and Jason Todd. The series strays from the usual dark tone of the Batman universe. It instead brings a lighter mood and humor into the mix, focusing less on the crime-fighting and more on the domestic life of Gotham’s vigilantes. This new webcomic is the first project in the new DC and Webtoon deal, which was announced back in August.
Webtoon is considered the leading digital platform for storytelling, having over 72 million active users on average. With this new partnership, DC hopes to introduce many of its iconic characters to a new generation of fans through numerous standalone stories that will not require any previous readings. “DC is excited to introduce our iconic characters to a new generation of fans worldwide,” said DC General Manager Daniel Cherry III. “We’ve been working closely with the Webtoon writers and artists to adapt our characters and stories to Webtoon’s mobile format. Our shared goal is to create fun and compelling DC stories that all readers will enjoy. This partnership is yet another example of DC’s ambition to ‘meet fans where ever they are’ and continue sharing DC fandom.”
“This collaboration is a landmark for us as we work toward a new age of digital comics in the US,” added David Lee, head of content at Webtoon U.S.
This first-ever Webtoon for DC is part of a lineup of projects in honor of Batman Day 2021 on Sept. 18. Other projects include HBO Max’s upcoming Batman podcast, Batman: The Audio Adventures with Jeffrey Wright, Rosario Dawson and John Leguizamo, and Batman: The World, a hard-cover anthology series that celebrates the Dark Knight’s influence on pop culture.
Voice actors who are interested in the role of Jason Todd should apply by Sept. 15.
Batman: Wayne Family Adventures is available to read now on Webtoon.
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