Evil Shall Escape David Boreanaz
voices Green Lantern in The New Frontier
he's the biggest vampire heartthrob of the last two decades,
but could David Boreanaz have the will to power the character
of Hal Jordan? Reading this interview, it's clear the guy
knows his stuff. He's not going to hit us over the head
with his fandom, but it's there.
say the oath, David! SAY IT!!!!
from being a great vocal choice, it's clear that his enthusiasm
doesn't overshadow his professionalism, as he pays respect
to the secret weapon of DC Direct videos -- Andrea Romano.
After Wonder-Con, I'll try to finish transcribing an interview
she gave us in July.
Warner Home Video:
Any doubts about David Boreanaz’s
excitement at voicing the role of Green Lantern were quickly
put at ease the moment he walked through the doors of Warner
Bros. Animation for his first recording session in late
Boreanaz quickly confessed that his green
t-shirt was a subtle sign of his passion for the character.
But, he confessed, purposely donning a pair of green socks
that day should hammer home his enthusiasm at being cast
as one of world’s favorite super heroes.
“I like to get into my characters
– literally,” Boreanaz said from behind a wide
The star of the Fox hit series “Bones”
and the former lead in the cult-classic “Angel,”
Boreanaz heads an all-star voice cast as Hal Jordan and
his alter ego, the Green Lantern, in “Justice League:
The New Frontier.” The highly-anticipated DC Universe
animated original movie is due from Warner Home Video on
Hal Jordan, looking for the green....
“Hal’s an interesting character
– having been part of the Korean War, he’s kind
of damaged goods, but yet he’s striving to get back
to being himself,” Boreanaz said. “I think Hal’s
sense of a duality is fascinating – his holding onto
his past, overcoming it, and being heroic with it. It's
about coming to an understanding of where your strengths
are and where your weaknesses may be – and as an actor,
to go into his dark place and work from there. I found that
Boreanaz achieved cult status in the Science
Fiction world with his role as the vampire Angel, first
on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and subsequently
in the title role spin-off series. While Boreanaz said he
doesn’t intentionally stay within the genre, he doesn’t
avoid it, either. He said he looks for the most interesting
roles, and that it’s hard not to like the kinds of
stories told within the Sci-Fi realm.
“I think everybody, in a sense, can
kind of lose themselves in this fantasy – I know I
did,” Boreanaz said. “Where else can you partake
in this level of adventure, in this amazing way of blowing
things up in a fair and simple way without ever actually
hurting anybody? It's just so enjoyable.”
man of action with our without the ring...
Boreanaz had just one voiceover experience
prior to his role in “Justice League: The New Frontier,”
and that was as a character in the video game “Kingdom
Hearts.” To that end, Boreanaz admitted that he did
not know what to expect in recording for a film.
“The voice director, Andrea (Romano),
was unbelievably fantastic in the way she guided me through
Hal’s course of emotions, and really helped me get
to know the character,” Boreanaz said. “Once
I got my feet underneath him and really got into character,
everything fell into place and we just flew through the
script. It was a great journey.”
The three-time Saturn Award winner said
his favorite scenes in “Justice League: The New Frontier”
do not deal with the battle between good and evil, but in
the divergence between the super heroes themselves.
edginess and the conflict between the characters is what
makes this a great movie,” Boreanaz said. “Super
heroes or not, these characters are going to go at each
other at times. There’s a fusion of a lot of strong,
different personalities, and although they all want to achieve
the same goal, they might not have the same approach. And
Hal knows how to get the job done. So there’s good
balance and a nice edge to the story.”