Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Kevin Conroy and Batman: Arkham Origins

Kevin Conroy is considered THE voice of Batman.  He was also one of the first people to give Bruce and Batman different voices.  He debuted in 1992 in "Batman: The Animated Series" and generally always appears as Batman in any media.

In fact, it's a bit of a big deal when he isn't Batman (barring live action like the Dark Knight movies.)

So, when Batman: Arkham Origins came out, people were kind of sad that Kevin Conroy wasn't Batman.

And then, he revealed he was going to be in it, but not as Batman... or he'd be in the next one.
More info here

So, if he isn't Batman, who is he?  And why is Batman a different VA?  Mark Hamill said he wanted to retire his Joker, that's understandable (even if he's grown steadily more amazing)  and Kevin Conroy may want to do the same, but why not just say so?  And why still be in Batman? 

1 comment:

  1. That's sad. I still haven't watched the TV show or played the games (the games, at least, are definitely on my To Do list), but I've seen clips from the show, and both Mark and Kevin give great performances, especially Mark Hamill. I remember when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker in "The Dark Knight," I read that there had been some uproar from fans who wanted Mark Hamill to play him, and I thought, "Luke Skywalker? WHY?" And then I watched some clips from the animated series and thought, "Oh. THAT'S why."