The late Kevin Conroy, celebrated for his definitive portrayal of Batman, is set to grace the screens posthumously in two more projects, extending his iconic three-decade-long association with the character.
While his voice will not feature in the upcoming video game “Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League,” fans can look forward to his final performances in other highly anticipated works.
An Enduring Voice in Upcoming Projects
Contrary to what some fans might have expected, Conroy’s last role as Batman won’t be in Rocksteady’s “Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.” This revelation comes amid discussions about the portrayal of Batman in this game. However, Conroy’s voice will be brought to life in two other significant projects, ensuring his legacy endures.
IGN reports that Conroy will voice Batman in the animated movie “Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths,” set for release later in 2024. This movie is the third part of an adaptation of the 1985 comic event and is eagerly awaited by DC fans. Conroy’s portrayal of the Batman from “The Animated Series” in this project will undoubtedly be a nostalgic and poignant experience for audiences.
Furthermore, Conroy has a speaking role in the upcoming Amazon animated series “Caped Crusader.” While it is currently unclear if he will reprise his role as Batman in this series, his involvement in any capacity is a significant addition. “Caped Crusader” was initially announced in 2021 and later picked up by Prime Video for a two-season order. The series is backed by a formidable production team, including “Batman: The Animated Series” co-creator Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, and “The Batman” director Matt Reeves.
Legacy Beyond the Controversy
The news of Conroy’s involvement in these projects may bring some solace to fans amidst the controversy surrounding the Arkhamverse Batman’s portrayal in “Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.”
While the game’s early access phase encountered a bug leading to premature game completion, discussions about the treatment of Batman’s character have been ongoing.
As the voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne for over 30 years across movies, series, and video games, Conroy has left an indelible mark on the character. His posthumous appearances in “Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths” and “Caped Crusader” not only honor his legacy but also offer fans the chance to celebrate his enduring impact as the Dark Knight.