The animated feature, an iteration of the Joker and Two Face set in Mesoamerica, adds the ‘Narcos: Mexico’ star to voice cast that includes Omar Chaparro as Yoka and Alvaro Morte as Hernán Cortés.
A new Dark Knight rises! Mexican actor Horacio García Rojas (Narcos: Mexico) will voice Batman Azteca himself Yohualli in the upcoming animated feature Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios (Aztec Batman: Clash of Empires). The films’ iteration of the Joker (Yoka) will be played by Omar Chaparro (Detective Pikachu), as revealed by HBO Max Latina America in celebration of the 83rd anniversary of the DC Comics staple. Finally, Alvaro Morte (Money Heist, The Wheel of Time) will voice Two Face (Hernán Cortés).
Porque dará voz a Yoka, la versión azteca del Joker para la película animada Batman: Choque de Imperios. pic.twitter.com/eEWLqm8y0L
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Per the film’s synopsis, Batman Azteca follows young Aztec boy Yohualli Coatl, whose father - the village leader, Toltecatzin - is slain by Spanish conquistadors. Yohualli heads to Tenochtitlan to alert King Moctezuma and his high priest, Yoka, of the nearby threat. The boy begins using the temple of the bat god, Tzinacan, as a lair -- training under the tutelage of his mentor, Acatzin, and developing tools and weapons to ward off the invading Spaniards, protect Moctezuma’s temple, and avenge his father’s murder.
Batman Azteca comes from Warner Bros. Animation and DC, in partnership with Anima and Chatrone. Juan Jose Meza-León (DC Super Hero Girls, The Goode Family) is set to direct, while Anima’s José C. Garcia de Letona and Fernando De Fuentes will produce alongside Chaperone’s Aaron D. Berger and Carina Schulze. Sam Register and Tomás Yankelevich will executive produce. Alejandro Díaz Barriga, an expert in Mesoamerican studies will supervise ensure that indigenous people are depicted accurately and appropriately.