Kevin Conroy Talks Playing Live-Action Batman In ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’

Kevin Conroy discussed his experience portraying a live-action version of Bruce Wayne / Batman for the first time in Crisis on Infinite Earths.

While Kevin Conroy’s voice performance as Bruce Wayne / Batman from the ’90s animated series is widely regarded as the best depiction of the Dark Knight to date, many fans had been yearning to see the actor portray the Dark Knight in a live-action project for years. Now, those fans will get their wish when Kevin Conroy makes a guest appearance as an older Bruce Wayne / Batman in the Batwoman episode of the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover.

However, this version of Bruce Wayne / Batman will be different from the older one Kevin Conroy voiced for Batman Beyond. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kevin Conroy discussed how Crisis on Infinite Earths allowed him to explore previously unexamined dark sides to Bruce Wayne / Batman:

“In this, I explore a lot of [the] dark corners of Bruce Wayne. But they’re different than the ones I explored on Batman Beyond.

Kevin Conroy noted that he “jumped at” the chance to appear in Crisis on Infinite Earths partly due to the fan interest in seeing him portray a live-action Bruce Wayne /Batman. However, Kevin Conroy added that he was surprised by some of the initial challenges of playing Bruce Wayne / Batman on screen as opposed to solely recording his voice in a studio:

“It threw me at first. I never approached this character from that physicalized aspect. I always just inhabited him with my voice. When you do that in a recording studio, it’s a very intimate experience and you’re sort of living in your own imagination. You do it with your eyes clothes and you’re in this other world, and you have Mark Hamill feeding you all the energy you [need], and the other actors (because we always recorded together in the booths). To actually be on the set, in the physical world, and to be walking as the character and inhabiting the character in three dimensions, it was a real transition for me. It did take a while to get used to, I have to admit. I was surprised because I know the character so well.”

Are you excited to see Kevin Conroy finally bring Bruce Wayne / Batman to life? Let us know below!

Crisis On Infinite Earths will span two quarters and consist of ArrowThe FlashSupergirlLegends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman. The Arrowverse crossover will launch with three episodes in December before concluding with two additional episodes in January. Meanwhile, Stargirl is expected to premiere on DC Universe in 2020.

In addition to the regular cast members of each Arrowverse series, Crisis on Infinite Earths will also feature appearances by Tyler Hoechlin as Superman, Brandon Routh as Clark Kent/Superman and Ray Palmer/The Atom, LaMonica Garrett as the Anti-Monitor, Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor, Tom Cavanagh as Pariah, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, Cress Williams as Black Lightning, Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne, Johnathon Schaech as Jonah Hex, Erica Durance as Lois Lane, Tom Welling as Clark Kent / Superman, Ashley Scott Will as Huntress, and Burt Ward in an undisclosed role.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Kevin Conroy’s Batman in Crisis on Infinite Earths as it develops!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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