Mark Hamill will be retiring his role as the Joker in the Arkham Asylum series. Hamill confirmed Arkham Asylum 2 to be his last voice as the Joker.
In speaking to IGN, he confirms his decision to quit the franchise, explaining that he became protective of Joker's character. He felt that there was no topping the first game of the franchise.
"My answer to [developers Rocksteady] for the sequel was, 'Guys, we're never going to be able to top the original.' It was so claustrophobic. There were so many abilities like the stealth mode, and all those things you can do with the new technology. I wanted to be able to say I'd gone out on a high note."
Hamill will bid the franchise farewell with respectable last words.
"That game, which is pretty much the last product I had on the marketplace, did something like $562m. I mean, we're talking about more than a half billion dollars." So he was unsurprised to get the phone call from Rocksteady about doing the sequel and they were equally unsurprised that he had doubts. "Of course they translated [my hesitance] to me holding out for a bigger salary," he laughs. "But I said, 'No.' I never looked at it like, 'Boy, I'm going to make a truckload of money.' I really did want it to be good."
"This will be my last, there's no question about that. But it's the last hurrah."
source: PlayStation LifeStyle via: IGN