David Hasselhoff has had a wild career. From the highs of his roles in shows like Knight Rider and Baywatch to the lows of drunkenly eating a cheeseburger, the star has been through it all. And now, he will be lending his talents to one of the most recognizable and beloved superheroes of all time.
DC Nation has revealed that David Hasselhoff will be joining the voice cast of Dark Nights: Death Metal, a series of animatic shorts that will adapt the popular comic book run from writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo. Hasselhoff will be playing the part of Superman. You can read the rest of the cast announcements in this image from DC Nation, which includes some pretty fun and notable names:
David Hasselhoff isn’t the only interesting name in that group. It’s a pretty cool idea to bring in musicians and other types of artists to play these voices. And the inclusion of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo in this adaptation is a great bit of fan-service. It’ll be interesting to see how they help bring to life their interpretations of these characters they helped shape. It is also going to be awesome to see legendary character actor Charles Fleischer portray both The Joker and The Batman Who Laughs, two of the most twisted comic book characters in the entire DC canon.
This will not be David Hasselhoff’s first flirtation with the world of superheroes. He famously appeared as a version of himself in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and even recorded a song for the soundtrack. If you have not seen the music video for “Guardians’ Inferno”, get ready to have your day brightened with one of the trippiest, goofiest, and most adorkable music videos in recent memory:
Believe it or not, even that isn’t the first time David Hasselhoff stepped into the wild world of comic book cinema. Back in 1998, there was actually a television movie based on the Marvel character Nick Fury, and the Hoff himself slipped on the eyepatch. Hasselhoff was just coming off his successful time on Baywatch and it was possible that this Nick Fury movie could turn into a new television series. Of course, that didn’t happen, but we still have the movie itself as proof. And if the new Nick Fury show ends up making an homage to the very first cinematic incarnation of the character, it’d be really fun to see Hasselhoff slip on the eyepatch and chew a cigar one more time.
It is going to be interesting to see what kind of performance David Hasselhoff brings to this gnarlier take on the Man of Steel. The same can be said for the rest of this exciting ensemble. Dark Nights: Death Metal will be uploading episodes to the DCDeathMetal.world website and the DC YouTube channel at some point in early 2021. We are looking forward to seeing and hearing how this eclectic cast brings this wild and unhinged interpretation of the DC universe to life.