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Holy rubbish rumours, Batman! Is Christopher Lee voicing Hugo Strange in Batman: Arkham City?

So, Dracula and Saruman himself is voicing Hugo Strange in Batman: Arkham City, eh interwebs? Bull and shit, we say. While we'd love ancient English thesp Christopher Lee to provide his esteemed tones for the final game, that doesn't sound like Lee to us in the new Arkham trailer. Why not watch the video again below and decide for yourself?



Now, we'll agree there's a certain Christopher Lee quality to the mental doc's voice. But to us, it sounds like a much younger actor trying to do a bit of a Lee impression. After all, old Chris is 88 years young, meaning he no doubt sounds gravelly like a cement mixer. Although, on the flip side, he has provided his voice for games in the past, including Kingdom Hearts II and The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth.


Above: Sir Christopher Lee is the only vamp we'd ever accept biting our necks

We do, however, think we know who's voicing the tortured soldier. We've listened to the trailer several times now, and reckon his tortured voice belongs to a certain Christian Kane (i.e. evil lawyer dude in Angel). Kane also has a history of working in games and was the big baddy in 24: The Game.


Above: Arkham soldier's could be Angel's Lindsey MacDonald, if you ask us

Of course, we could be well off the mark. Do you think Christopher Lee is Hugo Strange? And just how excited are you about Rocksteady's megaton sequel? Share your wordy thoughts in the comments section below. 

Dec 15, 2010

Source: Product Reviews.net  


24 comments

  • SonyBacker - December 22, 2010 12:25 a.m.

    Ladies & Gentlemen it is real corey burton is the voice of hugo strange no more rumours check it out for yourself, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1568322/
  • OneEyedGoon - December 15, 2010 11:32 p.m.

    Lindsey MacDonald in all his nummy glory
  • RebornKusabi - December 15, 2010 9:20 p.m.

    I think it's Corey Burton; it sounds like his Christopher Lee as Count Dooku "impression" he does on that Clone Wars show...
  • batmanboy11 - December 15, 2010 8:37 p.m.

    I dounbt Strange is voiced by Lee, but it sounds like Kane doing the soldier.
  • SonyBacker - December 15, 2010 8:25 p.m.

    sorry wen i said that i heard rumors it was corey taylor i ment corey burton the same person who voiced zeus from god of war 3, i have no idea where i got taylor from..sorry all.
  • GurrenLagann - December 15, 2010 8:04 p.m.

    Not sure if this is legit, but Wikipedia says he is voiced by Corey Burton (who is an audio double for Christopher Lee in the Star Wars cartoon) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Strange#Video_games
  • BearKiller - December 15, 2010 7:16 p.m.

    There's no way that's Christopher Lee. Just something about it is off. Whoever it is is trying his hardest, though.
  • GamesRadarMatthewKeast - December 15, 2010 6:21 p.m.

    I have a completely useless talent for recognizing celebrity voices, and that most certainly is not Christopher Lee.
  • CaptainSalmon - December 15, 2010 6 p.m.

    Pretty sure that's Corey Burton. Not certain, but sure enough. Definitely remember seeing him listed as the voice of Strange somewhere as well... not sure where. It was certainly a reputable internet site [not].
  • SonyBacker - December 15, 2010 5:29 p.m.

    then again i have found a rumour that it could be corey taylor, the voice of zeus in god of war 3, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0123553/
  • ConVito - December 15, 2010 5:29 p.m.

    It's Corey Burton, without a doubt. Well, maybe a little. But still, it's either him or someone I've never heard of.
  • SonyBacker - December 15, 2010 4:54 p.m.

    it sounds like christopher lee but could be a red herring, to me i think it might be Christopher Heyerdahl he has the look and voice of someone creepy..
  • tomasfr89 - December 15, 2010 4:37 p.m.

    It's pretty similir, but Christopher Lee voice it' more depper and grave. So I'don't think it is, except he is doing an excelent voice acting softening his voice.
  • Crofto - December 15, 2010 4:26 p.m.

    Just a wild-card guess here, but I think it might be the guy who does the voice for Ambassador Udina from Mass Effect (he does some other minor voices too). Probably wrong, but just a feeling.
  • Arix - December 15, 2010 3:44 p.m.

    Lee certainly doesn't sound as old as you might think (check out his album - yeah, his album - Charlemagne, released just this year), but I agree that this doesn't really sound like him. A pretty decent impression, but still an impression.
  • Clovin64 - December 15, 2010 2:18 p.m.

    definetly didnt sound like Christopher Lee at the end there. Of course, if it does turn out to be Big Drackler himself, we'll all look like idiots.
  • Bloodstorm - December 15, 2010 1:59 p.m.

    Sounds like someone doing their best impression of Lee, but definitely not him.
  • desertevil17 - December 15, 2010 1:50 p.m.

    I can't wait to beat some new asses in Arkham City. I play through Arkham Asylum every time I think about it!
  • podsaurus - December 15, 2010 1:06 p.m.

    Yeah Hugo's voice doesn't sound deep enough to be Chris Lee.
  • Games_Radar_DaveMeikleham - December 15, 2010 12:57 p.m.

    @thejadefalcon Damn straight. It's genuinely one of my favourite shows ever.

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