Watch: Batman Tries Out Some Different Voices to Intimidate Enemies
Perhaps one of the most divisive elements among fans of Christopher Nolan's successful franchise starting with Batman Begins is the use of an insanely deep and essentially grizzly voice that Christian Bale employs when he suits up as The Caped Crusader. Some people think it's downright ridiculous and over the top while others seem to think it helps Bruce Wayne hide his identity thoroughly and even intimidates his enemies. However, before our hero settled on such a scary voice, he tried out some different versions just to make sure he had the right one. Check out some of The Dark Knight's voices that didn't make the cut below!
Here's Batman trying out some different voices from College Humor (beware of some salty language):
Kinda makes you think that maybe Christian Bale's throaty, bronchitis ridden voice was probably the best choice. However, John Malkovich as Batman would be pretty damn frightening, mainly because the actor is probably much scarier than Batman in real-life. Clearly Batman has some pretty impressive skills as an impersonator, and if this whole crime-fighting thing doesn't work out, I'm betting The Comedy Store has an open-mic night that might suit his impressions of Jerry Seinfeld, Kermit the Frog and Gollum even better. Frankly I'm disappointed he didn't try a Michael Caine voice. Oh well. Which one do you prefer?