He’s the vengeance, he’s the night and come year end, he’s finally playing Batman in the flesh.
We’re not kidding — Kevin Conroy is set to take centre stage as an older Bruce Wayne in the Arrowverse’s Crisis on Infinite Earths mega-crossover event later this year.
Conroy first cut his Bat-teeth on the Batman: The Animated Series in the 1990s lending his talents as the now-iconic voice of Bruce Wayne/Batman. This forever cemented his unique position as the best Batman actor never to hit the big or small screen (no disrespect to the likes of Michael Keaton, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck — but this man’s voice just takes the cake).
Until now, of course.
This was first teased on Conroy’s own social media, where he posted an artist’s impression of him as an older Bruce Wayne.
Later on, on E! Online, the 2019 Television Critics Association summer press tour confirmed the veteran actor’s physical (yes, in the flesh and not just voice this time) appearance Crisis on Infinite Earths. In the spirit of nostalgia, Conroy joins returning Superman actor Brandon Routh (who already plays Ray Palmer/The Atom in the Arrowverse) to assume the roles they were initially famed for on the mega-crossover.
Following his critically-acclaimed work on Batman: TAS, Kevin Conroy continued to voice the Caped Crusader in Batman Beyond in the early 2000s, as well as animated movies such as Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, as well as the hugely popular Batman Arkham video game trilogy.
Not convinced yet? Here’s how he sounds like alongside longtime Joker voice Mark Hamill.
The five-hour Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event will premiere in Fall 2019, spanning the likes of The CW’s Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and the upcoming Batwoman.
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