'Castle' star Stana Katic to voice Talia al Ghul in 'Batman: Arkham City' -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

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EW can exclusively confirm that Stana Katic, best known for playing Detective Kate Beckett on ABC’s Castle, will voice the character of Talia al Ghul in the upcoming video game Batman: Arkham City, the follow-up to 2009’s much-beloved Batman: Arkham Asylum. There’s no word yet on how Talia will figure into the game’s storyline. In the comics, Talia is the frequently conflicted daughter of Ra’s al Ghul, one of Batman’s archenemies. In spite of this, Talia is often a love interest for the Dark Knight. The two even get married at one point, with Talia giving birth to Batman’s son, Damian Wayne. Check out an exclusive photo of the character below: 

Whether any of these subplots figure into Batman: Arkham City is unknown, but color me intrigued. The game, which was one of EW’s favorite games at E3 this year, allows you to play as both Batman and Catwoman, and is set in Arkham City, the heavily fortified prison within Gotham that houses many of the Caped Crusader’s most notorious adversaries. Katic’s involvement in the game will be announced later today at a Comic-Con panel for Batman: Arkham City, which hits stores Oct. 18 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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  • darclyte

    Great casting as Stana should be able to pull off just the right tone to Talia’s voice. Usually those who have done her voice seem to “overdo” the accent. I think Stana should nail it as I thought they should cast her as Talia in Dark Knight Rises before they announced which characters were going to be in it. I thought it could bring the trilogy full circle by having Talia “mix it up” with Batman and then have him learn that Ra’s is still alive.

    • harley

      i think they already have someone playing her though. its unfortunate they didnt pick her though but then again maybe its a good thing i sure dont want to be getting arrested on my bday on opening night for pulling a pee wee lol

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  • Dom

    Good job, EW. You “can exclusively confirm” news that has been on other sites for months.

    • Ana

      If you’d read the title, you’d see that they said that the photo was exclusive, not the story.

      • Dom

        And if you read the article it says her casting is exclusive.

      • Dom

        Plus, I believe they added the “Exclusive Photo” part afterwards.

  • jane

    is she going to wear that outfit? It looks too tight and shiny and men might enjoy it – so I’m all against it

  • mdb

    will buy the game just for Stana – why no wii though?

    • bdm

      You’re buying the game just to hear her voice? Either you have more money than you know what to do with or you’re just plain dumb.

  • It’s leviOsa, not levioSA

    Who cares? It’s all about Mark Hamill’s last hurrah as The Joker.

    • TheMarkHay

      I totally agree with you on that but then again he has been do his last hurrah as the joke quite a few times, i have a feeling he’ll be back

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  • bshgdb

    I thought I read somewhere that Robin would be a playable character as well… or did I just make that up?

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