Batman: Under the Red Hood
It was announced on February 10th, 2010 that Jensen has voiced Red Hood in an animated DVD "Batman: Under the Red Hood" Source
He spoke about the role here:
“There really wasn’t any heavy acting choices to make,” says Ackles regarding Red Hood. “It pretty much just bounced off the page, and I just tried to do it justice. With working in this medium, once you get clear on all the specific pronunciations and how the tone of the voice needs to rise and fall, it was really about focusing on the more emotional elements of the script, especially in the intense moments and trying to envision the scene with the characters. And envisioning yourself in that scenario. A lot of times if you can do that, if you can put yourself there, I think the voice follows suit.”
Between his work on Supernatural and now the world of Batman, Ackles obviously has had some experience working in what has affectionately been called the “fan boy genre.”
“The positives of working in this genre are that the fans are extremely devoted,” he offers. “People really invest themselves in these stories and characters, and the mythology behind them. To be a part of something that so many people really get behind and want more of is extremely gratifying.”
- First look at Batman: Under the Red Hood Part One and Part Two - Jensen is featured at the 2:50s mark of the second clip
- Voice Director Andrea Romano talks about Jensen's work
- Article on the DVD including features and a preview clip and images on collider.com
- Andrea Romana Voice Director talks about each of the actors including Jensen:
ANDREA ROMANO: When you get a first-timer in the booth, there are often risks involved, particularly in understanding the techniques involved in working with the microphone. Jensen picked it up so quickly and was so effective in this very difficult role. Red Hood is written as such an embittered, angry, verging-on-insane character, and it can so easily be overplayed. But Jensen found just the right level of energy and flair. I loved his acting. His quality was dead-on, and he really offers a perfect balance with Bruce (Greenwood).
As a director, you live the emotions with the actor. There’s one scene where Jensen has to let his emotions completely bubble to the surface. I had to work really hard to see my script through the tears that I was crying with him as he let his emotions come through.
- Executive Producer Bruce Timm talks about Jensen's casting.
- Clip from movie featuring Jensen voicing Red Hood.
- Review on Monsters and Crticis
Trivia: In 3.03 Bad Day at Black Rock, Jensen as Dean says "I'm Batman"
The full-length film will available from July 27, 2010 and be distributed by Warner Home Video as a Special Edition version on Blu-Ray and 2 disc DVD for $29.99 (SRP) and $24.98 (SRP), respectively, as well as single disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP). The film will also be available On Demand and for Download
- Additional Content announced
A costume for Red Hood appeared in the episode 14.04 Mint Condition. Jensen later posted a photoshoot of himself in the costume, which was made by Stef (@arachnobite) who is a props seamstress and on-set dresser on Supernatural.
- Dressing Jensen Ackles by clockworkshadow