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Posted by Bob Tilley Friday, 23 January 2009

Today episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold “Fall of the Blue Beetle” has been receiving a lot of hype since it's announcement last Sunday. Ted Kord being voiced by Wil Wheaton famed for his role a Wesley Crusher from ST:TNG.

CBR has posted and interview with producer James Tucker about the episode, which features Jaime Reyes traveling to Science Island to investigate his heritage and the former Blue Beetle, Ted Kord. When a mad scientist attacks the young hero, Batman must come to the rescue, while Jaime learns the truth behind Ted's disappearance.

CBR News: To start with, you used Jamie Reyes, the more recent Blue Beetle from the comics, in the first episode of the series. At what point did you decide you wanted to use Ted Kord on the show?

James Tucker: First of all, I always wanted to use Ted Kord on the show. I knew even though we were having Jaime that he’d still be tied to Ted Kord in a lot of ways. I wanted to bridge those two characters together somehow and connect them. That’s what you’ll find out in the episode. That was the thinking going in, we kind of knew we were going to do Ted Kord as a character on the show, we just hadn’t figured out how.

This Blue Beetle has never been animated before and that’s one of the joys of working on the show for me is getting to that. Even with “Justice League,” there were things that for whatever reason just didn’t work. So it’s been really rewarding to bring these characters that we didn’t get to do on “Justice League” to this show. He’s beloved in comic book fandom and I think this show is definitely honoring that in this episode. Plus, he’s likable and he contrasts nicely with Batman, who’s a little bit more “all business.”

The other thing about him as far as the context of “Brave and the Bold” is we pick people to work off of Batman. We want characters that can bring out a different side of Batman. I think that the comradery that Batman has with Ted Kord in this episode is really interesting and fun because he actually thinks of Ted Kord as a peer. If Batman’s life didn’t start out as tragic as it did, then Batman might be more like Ted Kord. He might still be Batman, who knows. Ted Kord just doesn’t come from the same kind of tragedy, so he doesn’t have that heaviness as a character like Batman does. On our show, we think Batman, whether consciously or unconsciously, seeks out lighter people to be around so he doesn’t get pulled down into that really, really dark place that he can’t come back from. Their chemistry is really interesting on the show.

For the entire interview, head on over to CBR.com

(Source - CBR.com)

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