“In terms of giving advice to play Batman, you put on that rubber mask, you don’t really do a lot of talking, and when you do, people usually bitch because they’re like, ‘I hate that voice!’ — and everyone does the voice! Everyone drops down and [lowers his voice] talks like this,” said Smith.
“So my only piece of advice would be to stay away from that voice. Don’t try to do that Batman voice yourself. I would insist that they work something into the script where, in the cowl, there’s a voice modulator that lays against his voice box and when you hear him speak, it’s this other worldly, sound-mixed, creepy tone that you could fill a room with. When you’re just a guy going, [low voice] ‘I’m gonna beat you,’ you sound ridiculous. But if you’re a guy whose voice is being treated in after-effects and audio, and it has this strange resonance that doesn’t sound like Ben Affleck and sounds more like a Cylon, that would be a little more terrifying if I was a criminal — and answers the question about the stupid Batman voice. So if I was him, my advice would be to push for a voice modulator.”
Batman Vs. Superman is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on July 17, 2015. Comic Book Men airs on Sunday nights at Midnight ET on AMC.