Xopher Reed

Kevin Conroy NOT Returning For Batman: Arkham Origins

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When you think Batman, who does your mind jump to?

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There is a lot you can tell about a person based on their answer to that one simple question. If you’re older than dirt you might go with Adam West from the classic TV series. If you’re on the other side of the coin, you might consider Christian Bale…then there’s that sweet spot of people who just MIGHT pick my favorite Batman, Kevin Conroy.

Not only has Mr. Conroy done the voice of Batman during the entire run of the Animated Series, he also has portrayed him in multiple DC animated films as well as in two of the Rocksteady games. He will NOT however be returning for the third game, Batman: Arkham Origins.

The developer says that they want “to use a new younger actor because the game features Batman in his early years”. I can completely understand why this is happening this time around, but it doesn’t make it any less painful to hear that my favorite Batman actor won’t be reprising his role. He’s that damn good.

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