More leaked audio files have not only revealed DC’s Joker as a playable fighter, but actor Mark Hamill has reprised the role as well.
Following the very recent inclusion of Rick Sanchez from Rick & Morty, the only characters confirmed for future MultiVersus updates are DC antihero Black Adam and Gremlins villain Stripe.
That is if we’re talking about officially confirmed characters. MultiVersus has seen so much datamining that fans already know the identities of so many other characters that seem set to be included.
Last month, one dataminer, known as Laisul, discovered audio files for Beetlejuice and the Wicked Witch of the West, and now they’ve found evidence of another future fighter: the Joker.
Admittedly, the Joker was always a safe bet considering he’s easily DC’s most popular villain. Even if his name hadn’t leaked already, he’s practically a guarantee since the likes of Batman and Harley Quinn are already in MultiVersus.
Just like the Beetlejuice and Wicked Witch ones, these leaked audio files are only announcer related lines. Since every playable character can also be unlocked as an announcer, this doesn’t rule out Joker being playable.
The one interesting takeaway from this leak, however, is that the Joker is clearly voiced once again by Mark Hamill.
Aside from Luke Skywalker, the Joker is the other role Hamill’s best known for, having regularly voiced the character since the 90s Batman: The Animated Series.
He has reprised the role multiple times across animation and video games, including Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham series.
As far back as 2011 he was talking about retiring from voicing the Joker, because it hurts his vocal cords, but he’s never stuck to that, thankfully.
There was never any guarantee he would voice the character, since there are other actors who’ve voiced the Joker in more modern media, but fans will be pleased to know that MultiVersus has both the definitive Batman and Joker.
Harley Quinn is voiced by Tara Strong, who does most of the character’s appearances outside of the adult-rated HBO show. It’s just a shame they couldn’t get Susan Eisenberg back for Wonder Woman, although she does voice the character in Injustice.
Yep that’s going to be my main when he releases the clown Prince of crime and mayhem is back!!
— MR.P Pegwin🐧👑 (@davyyellow2) September 27, 2022
The GOAT! I can’t wait! pic.twitter.com/rv2Jp68Gvq
— Dragonfruit (@_drgnfruit) September 27, 2022
As for when the Joker will actually be added, that’s unclear. Black Adam and Stripe don’t even have a release date yet. All that’s been said is that they’ll join as part of the current season.
MultiVersus’ approach to announcing new characters certainly isn’t as consistent as it was for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Rick, for example, was announced a couple of months ahead of his addition, whereas Gremlins character Gizmo was confirmed only week before his release.
MultiVersus is available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC.
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