EXCLUSIVE: Kurtwood Smith Talks 'Beware the Batman'

The actor voices Lieutenant Gordon in this Cartoon Network animated series, set to debut in 2013.
Kurtwood Smith voices Lt. Gordon in Beware the Batman
Kurtwood Smith voices Lt. Gordon in Beware the Batman
I recently had the chance to speak with Kurtwood Smith for Dead Poets Society, which makes its Blu-ray debut January 17. The actor also spoke about his role voicing Lieutenant Gordon in the upcoming Cartoon Network series Beware the Batman, which will premiere in 2013. The show will be a part of the network's new DC Nation animation block, which also includes Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Here's what Kurtwood Smith had to say about the show.

"We just started. We've only recorded two, before Christmas. I like the general thrust of the show. It's early in the Batman story. Commissioner Gordon isn't even Commissioner yet, he's just Lieutenant Gordon. He doesn't trust Batman, even though they kind of end up helping each other out on an early case. Batman, in a lot of ways, is learning his way, and the relationship between he and Alfred is developing. It's fun and it's kind of straight in that regard, as opposed to being campy. I think it's going to be good, but it won't be out for at least a year or so."


The show will center on Batman, his samurai warrior sidekick Katana, and his gun-toting butler Alfred solving crimes together, although it isn't known who is voicing any of those roles yet. When the show was first announced back in October, executive producer Sam Register said the show would explore lesser-known villains such as Professor Pyg and the Circus of the Strange.

We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further details on Beware the Batman as soon as we have more information.


Sources: Brian Gallagher

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Comments (19)

  1. Brizzy

    I see Pyg in the background.
    Im in.

    2 years agoby @BrizzyFlag

  2. defensorfortis

    Beware my FOOT in your ASS!!! lol

    2 years agoby @defensorfortisFlag

  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ROFLitschristian He makes any villain worth the admission

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  4. ROFLitschristian

    Kurtwood Smith seems like he would've made a great villain. Maybe Lex Luthor.

    If you get this reference then I praise you.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  5. Justice Kowaleski

    If I make it to 2013 to see this show I can not wait to see a Gun Toting Alfred so I can laugh my ass off haha.

    2 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

  6. Ghostman

    This could end up being great, or could end up like Batman: Brave and the Bold.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  7. Bane5000

    @bawnian-dexeus... { making radar sound } Nin nin nin nin nin nin nin nin nin...BLAST...Well give the man a hand :]

    2 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  8. Jimthar

    this sounds stupid. (sorry but somebody had to say it) i love batman but a samurai warrior sidekick? a gun toting alfred? gimme a f*ckin break. this has to be the stupidest "version" of batman that i've ever heard.

    2 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  9. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @bane5000 "Zip it up! Nothing fancy, just kill him!"

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  10. Bane5000

    @bawnian-dexeus..." Can you fly, Bobby? "

    2 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  11. MadJohnsonProductions

    Your a dumb ass Batman! Hahaha! That's all he going to be saying. Can't Wait!

    2 years agoby @MadJohnsonProductionsFlag

  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @kguy "Bitches leave"

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  13. K.Guy

    "Beware... dumb asses."

    2 years agoby @kguyFlag

  14. red_ruddy

    Maybe well get some villains that the people who read the comic books have even heard of

    2 years agoby @red-ruddyFlag

  15. T.Clark

    What the f*ck? lol

    2 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  16. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I wouldn't mind a WW series, but that would only have ti be around her island or as a JL member but dealing with personal missions rather than team missions and occasionally have another female heroine debut or a male. Kind of like The Batman after the 4th season. Same with Flash, Green Arrow, etc... It's one way to make them popular to the new generation

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  17. Junior Roberts

    Another Batman cartoon? Seriously, how many animated reiterations of one character can there be? I guess DC is trying to figure that out. I love the Batman character and series, but this is overkill!

    2 years agoby @junior-robertsFlag

  18. ejk1

    Katana? Okay...Gun toting Alfred...uhhhh....Professor Pyg...good stuff there....2013....long wait.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  19. Justhim_sir

    huh?

    2 years agoby @justhim-sirFlag