Mark Hamill once said that anytime he was asked to voice the Joker, he automatically agreed to it if Kevin Conroy was a part of the project. “Kevin was perfection,” the actor said of his colleague after his death, and many fans agree. So, after the disappointing “final” performance in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, DC fans are ecstatic to hear that there are two more posthumous Kevin Conroy Batman performances — in Bruce Timm’s Batman: Caped Crusader series and Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part Three.
Kevin Conroy’s Passing
With Kevin Conroy’s death in 2022, fans mourned the loss of a talent who defined Batman’s voice for generations. But, there was a glimmer of a silver lining as fans looked forward to Conroy’s last project, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Unfortunately, (spoiler alert) that hope was smashed when footage from the game — which released in early access — was shared online, showing members of the Suicide Squad killing Batman.
Not Exactly A Fond Farewell
While the game doesn’t come out until February 2, the footage disappointed fans who felt like it was a disrespectful end to Arkham-Batman, not to mention a little tone-deaf. While, Rocksteady Studios had no way of knowing that the game would be one of Kevin Conroy’s last performances as Batman, the character’s end is not ideal. The scene depicting the Dark Knight’s demise left many fans disheartened, feeling that it didn’t honor Conroy’s contribution to the character adequately.
More Conroy To Come
However, despite the somber note of Conroy’s final video game performance, there’s a new glimmer of hope on the horizon. News of posthumous appearances emerged, offering fans a chance to experience Kevin Conroy’s Batman once more. In Bruce Timm’s Batman: Caped Crusader series and Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths — Part Three, Conroy’s voice will echo through the alleyways of Gotham once again.
Batman: Caped Crusader
According to IMDb, Kevin Conroy will voice Batman in at least one episode of Batman: Caped Crusader. The animated series will debut on Amazon Prime, most likely later this year (no current release date). The synopsis is still kept tightly under wraps, but it’s being described as a reimagining of the Batman lore.
Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part Three
Meanwhile, Kevin Conroy will also be voicing Batman in Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths — Part Three. The initial installment of the Crisis on Infinite Earths trilogy debuted earlier this month, while release dates for Parts Two and Three are still pending.
Kevin Conroy began acting at the young age of 17, likely having no idea he would develop a legacy tied closely to one of the world’s most famous superheroes. He earned a full scholarship to Juilliard’s drama division, toured with The Acting Company, and became known for his Shakespearean roles before he transitioned to television. It would take several decades into his career that Kevin Conroy would become most well-known for voicing Batman, starting with Batman: The Animated Series.
For 32 years, Kevin Conroy portrayed Batman/Bruce Wayne across numerous television series and video games. His portrayal of the Dark Knight symbolizes hope, justice, and the unwavering determination to stand against darkness. Hopefully, his final two performances will be more worthy tributes than the clip from Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.