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Harley Quinn gets new voice in Arkham City
Posted: 22.05.2011 17:24 by Comments: 4
Voice over actress Arleen Sorkin will not be voicing Harley Quinn in Batman: Arkham City, which the actress had done since the character was conceived in Batman: The Animated Series. She will be replaced by veteran actress Tara Strong, who voiced The Huntress in Batman: Brave And The Bold.

Her hiring was announced in a Q&A on the Batman community forums.

When asked how different Harley was from The Huntress, Strong obliquely paid homage to Sorkin, "Stepping into the role of Harley Quinn is an enormous honor that I do not take lightly. She has an established voice and character that I definitely wanted to honor. Huntress is a completely different character that I helped create vocally from scratch."

Strong also commented on the character's role with The Joker. "Harley Quinn is classically protective of The Joker, fiercely so. She has a unique mix of psychopath and vulnerable girl sweetness. She is crafty and sharp. I see her as a force to be reckoned with," she said.

Batman: Arkham City is due to be released on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 18, 2011.
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Comments

By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on May 23, 2011
herodotus
Still listed as playing the role on IMDB so this must be an unplanned development. I wonder if her voice will be slowly replaced in "DC Universe Online" as well.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on May 23, 2011
FoolWolf
Well, having grown up to the Swedish version of all comics - voices didn't mean that much to me until much later in my life. I.E when I got my hands on the original moves, cartoons,series etc.
Sad as it may be - these things happen. Until I hear the new one - can't say that much about it.
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on May 23, 2011
PowerJack
Ill need to ear the difference first.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on May 24, 2011
Eversor
I think i'll have to wait and hear if I like this new voice actor or not. I like Harley's voice as it is, so we'll just wait and see.