HBO Max's upcoming Batman podcast, Batman: The Audio Adventures
, has added two major cast members in the form of Rosario Dawson (The Mandalorian
, Marvel's Daredevil
) and John Leguizamo (Super Mario Bros.
, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
According to a press release from HBO Max, Dawson will star as Catwoman, while Leguizamo will star as the Riddler. Dawson and Leguizamo join Jeffrey Wright, who was previously announced
to have been cast as Batman himself. Notably, Wright is also slated to portray Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming live-action feature film The Batman
Batman: The Audio Adventures is set to launch exclusively on HBO Max this fall. "In partnership with Warner Bros. and DC, this scripted audio original, Gotham City comes to lurid life in the theater of your mind… with a sensational pageant of technicolor villainy unlike any other on Earth," the podcast's official description reads. "Mafioso Penguins. Thieving Catwomen. Terrorist Riddlers. Killing Jokers… a city where some problems can only be solved by a billionaire in a bat costume."
HBO Max describes The Audio Adventures as a "rollicking, over-the-top Batman adventure" that "draws inspiration from the vintage noir atmosphere of the celebrated Batman: The Animated Series, the spirited fun of the classic 1960s Batman TV series and the entire 80-plus year history of the Batman franchise." The podcast is written and directed by Dennis McNicholas. It boasts "devilishly delightful original music" and "an A-list cast," including Wright, Dawson, Leguizamo and "a who's who of incredible Saturday Night Live alums."
Source: HBO Max